Sunday, March 25, 2012

Farmer Fran Created A New Packet

Howdy folks! This is Farmer Fran here and I have just finished a huge packet for anyone interested in reviewing kinder skills with a farm theme. This was a theme every kindergarten teacher did faithfully in her classroom, but now that we have scripted curriculum it has really gone away in many classrooms, including mine. I remember when we use to make all the TLC barnyard animals (bless you Kaye for your genius) and the students loved learning about all the animals with related poems and songs. I find that I really do not have a place to fit this in because of all the academic demands being mandated but my kids had such a blast at the farm and wanted to talk about it for endless amounts of time! So... I bit the bullet and made some activities that they need to improve on and used a farm theme. Easy enough- right. On Friday I did a sight word game with chickens and got their full attention for at least ten minutes! Not bad on a Friday afternoon...
If you want to squeeze this in here is the link and I hope you are familiar with the Barnyard Boogie!

5 comments:

Freckleteacher said...

Wow Fran! This unit looks awesome! I havent done a farm unit in years, but this is really tempting me. You have covered so many of the things I need to teach in this great unit! Maybe I can fit it in before or after my ocean unit...

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Looks awesome!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

applesandabcs said...

I am doing a farm unit right now!

Michelle

School Sparks Renee said...

Great ideas, Fran. Very comprehensive. I always did a farm unit in the spring since the baby animals were so cute and the weather was warming up nicely. Great timing!

Unknown said...

Excellent, i am loving it and i know my kids will also. They love "I have...who has" game. So much more engaging than worksheets!!!!