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:
These are from 1+1+1=1:
Stamping Upper and Lower case F’s & frogs on the Letter F
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
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
Discovery Toys Letter Fishing Game
Color the Fish: from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Also from Musings of Me Farm Unit-How Many Sheep?
We made the Farm Mobile from DLTK’s site.
Proudly displayed in our playroom
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.
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!
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