F is for Farm

In preparation for a farm field trip coming up, I decided to go with F is for Farm, although we did do a couple of other F things, too.

Letter F Work

F says /f/ as in fence, fish, fishing pole, frog, fly & feather: intro with my F sound tub

Both of these printables are from Confessions of a Homeschooler:

F Do a Dot

F Tracing

These are from 1+1+1=1:

F is for Foot

Stamping Upper and Lower case F’s & frogs on the Letter F

Farm Work/Play

MBug’s farm books and toys for the week (we also pulled out a tractor set we have in which all the animals make sounds)

I was surprised at how many animal sounds MBug learned this week!  My favorite is her attempt at the duck sound.

Beading with Farm Animal Beads (from Target’s $1 bin)

I pulled out two Melissa and Doug puzzles we already had for the week: Farm Cube Puzzle & Farm Chunky Puzzle

MBug was particularly interested in the Farm Cube Puzzle.

She enjoyed stacking the cubes

and placing them in a row.

She also enjoyed the Leap Frog Farm magnetic set that on our fridge.

These following are all from Musings of Me Farm Unit (under F):

Get the Cow to the Farmer-ABC order

Farm Puzzle

Fish Work

Discovery Toys Letter Fishing Game

Color the Fish: from Confessions of a Homeschooler

F Math

Also from Musings of Me Farm Unit-How Many Sheep?

F Craft

We made the Farm Mobile from DLTK’s site.

Coloring

Proudly displayed in our playroom

Letter Review

Once again, I used a printable from Musings of Me Farm Unit and made a file folder game out of it.  I picked the letters that NJoy has done so far and adapted it into a game I entitled Milk Match.

Farm Reading

Although I have more pictured, these are the “farm” books we actually read this week: Duck on a Bike, Farming, Night in the Country, Farm Alphabet Book, and the big book No, No Titus! (Scott Foresman).  Now that I think about it, my big book of Mrs. Wishy-Washy would have also been a great book for our farm unit.  It sat sadly in the attic all alone.  Oh well.

As we read Farm Alphabet Book, we realized that J, K, L, & M were all missing from my book!  So, we had a teachable moment and made up our own!  J: job, K: kitten, L: lamb, & M: milk.

We did a KWL chart with Farming by Gail Gibbons.  While working on the chart, it dawned on me: it’s much easier to complete a KWL with a group of children versus just one child!  Getting him to give me answers was like pulling teeth!! :)

At the end of the week, we posted a “farm” picture above the letter F on NJoy’s Picture Word Wall.

We had a BUSY, but a FUN week learning about farms.  And I learned a few things myself!

Thank you for joining This Reading Mama on a literacy journey!

~Becky

 

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