Last week was filled with fabulous farm fun! To start the week, we made a bubble map of farm animals, then focused on different animals each day. We also graphed our favorite farm animals. We are little pre-k friends and still working on cutting. I was very proud of their progress!
Our first animal to learn about were sheep and discussed what sheep are used for. Pebble Go helped us learn a lot!
My cuties LOVED seeing a sheep being sheared and learning what sheep's fur is used for. Then we learned to shear sheep by "shearing" with craft sticks. Students cut the "shaving cream" off of sheep (balloons).
On Tuesday we learned about pigs and why they rolled in mud. We started by predicting why they rolled in mud.
Then we rolled our hands in mud - AKA chocolate pudding.
(Of course we ate it after our experiment - yum!!!)
We also stamped our hands on paper pig and shouted "stay cool" to remind us of our experiment and that mud keeps pigs cool.
We also did a cow glyph...
...and stamped our letters onto corn.
At our centers, we grew crops like farmers do!
For math, we have been practicing recognizing number 9. I made these little number 9 farm pouches and placed a handful of tiny farm animals inside. The pouch has a 9 on one side and a barn on the other side.
Students first used the barn side to add the number of farm animals I called out, up to quantities of 9.
Then we practiced tracing the number 9 by starting our animal on the barn at the top of the number 9.
We also practiced counting mud spots on pigs. Students pulled a pig from the mud puddle, then counted the mud spots and recorded the number of mud spots.
We also counted the number of chicks in an egg. Students grabbed an egg from the nest, opened it up and counted the chicks inside and recorded the number.
(The chicks inside were on pieces of paper that matched the color of the egg.)
We ended our week with a trip to the farm!