Sunday, April 10, 2011

Down On The Farm

This week our unit was all about the farm.  We learned about the jobs of the farmer and the important foods and resources we get from a farm.

Here are our flower gardens, week 3.

The students enjoyed listening to the book "The Three Little Pigs."

They played a "find-it" game with farm pictures.

Practicing with addition puzzles

The phonics reader this week was, "They Love That Mud!".  The students are becoming great readers, this was a fun book for them to read independently this week.

The phonics reader inspired this art activity.  They created a muddy farm scene and wrote a sentence about their favorite muddy farm animal.

Enjoying dirt and worms! (Pudding, crushed oreos, and gummy worms)

Junie B. also made a visit to a farm.  We loved reading about her adventures to a diary farm.

We learned about the many farms animals, and the foods they provide for us.  We especially enjoyed learning about the Holstein cow.

We learned the Holstein cow provides milk.  Many of our favorite foods are diary, foods like ICE CREAM!  So we just had to make some of this yummy dessert.

We made "ice cream in a bag."  It takes lots of shaking to get the milk to turn to thick ice cream.


Ta-da!  Ice cream!

We enjoyed many wonderful books about the farm.

Guess-Who game - Students taped farm animals to their shirts, the other students described the animal for them to guess.  It was funny hearing everyone making animal sounds as they gave clues.

Chicken feet!  The students LOVE when we have an art activity that involves painting their feet.

Farm dress-up day

We ended the week with a few farm-inspired games.  
Sack Race 

Balancing an egg

Celebrating and cheering for their friends during the games

The PTO set up a "Fun Jump" this week.  The students are great jumpers! 

Impressive skills

Loads of fun 

Student of the Week: Jamiah

Coming Up...
Phonics: digraph oo
Math: Topic 15 - Calendar
Thematic Unit: Easter

Friday, April 15 - Kindergarten Musical - The students will be performing their musical on Friday at 9:45 AM for parents and guest.  There will be a $2.00 admission fee.  Students will need to wear blue jeans, their class T-shirt, and tennis shoes on Friday for the performance.

Easter Eggs - Please send six plastic Easter eggs filled with candy (not chocolate) no later than Tuesday, April 19.  We will hide these eggs for the hunt.

Thursday, April 21 - Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt - All Kindergarten students will be participating in an Easter egg hunt beginning at 1:00 PM.  Please send a basket for your child to hunt eggs.  A class party will immediately follow the hunt.  Parents are welcome to attend.

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