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As you all know we’ve been having lots of fun learning about farms. I love this unit! There is so much fun you can do with farm. I’m going to be working on a lots of fantastic farm activities for you all soon.  
Here are my cute little firsties. Adorable huh? They each chose their favorite farm animal and they are going to write about why it is their favorite. 
Here is the favorite farm animal response sheet.
We also made a favorite farm animal graph. I haven’t taken a picture but I will. If you want the graph you can download it by clicking the picture below.
This week I also introduced our Punctuation People and let me tell you…In my 12 years I’ve never had kiddos so excited over finding punctuation.  After reading my punctuation people book, I gave each student a punctuation person and they had to find a sentence that used that type of punctuation in our morning message. Aren’t my kiddos too stinkin’ cute. 
Here they are reading their sentence for their punctuation person.  
 I seriously have the cutest first graders! 
My students also started partner reading this week during reader’s workshop. My sweet friend Kim Adsit has an awesome reader’s workshop unit called Powerful Partnerships. You should definitely check it out.

I’ll be back soon with more freebies and photos.
Have a great Monday friends. 

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Michelle Oakes

Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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9 thoughts on “Fun on the Farm”

  1. Hello, Thanks for posting the farm animal graphs — it's so cute. I'm attaching links for a couple of great farming theme ideas that you might like. I'm doing a farming unit right now with my kinders.
    Sandy

    Farm it Maybe song (sooooooo cute)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3kwdue5XS0&feature=related

    Pig Stories using QR codes and ipods:
    http://blogs.southfieldchristian.org/pixelsandpaintbrushes/2012/01/22/kindergarten-pink-pigs-with-qr-code-stories/

    online book: lamb
    http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/see-how-they-grow-lamb?auto_launch=1

    online book: chicken
    http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/see-how-they-grow—chick?auto_launch=1

    online book: pony
    http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/see-how-they-grow-pony?auto_launch=1

    online book: ponies and horses
    http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/dk-readers-ponies-and-horses?auto_launch=1

    online book: little pink pug
    http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/little-pink-pup?auto_launch=1

    playdough farm mats printable
    http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/2096-2100/sb2098.html#.UFR99GD5loF

    roll a barn printable game
    http://www.play2learnprintables.com/Roll%20a%20Barn.pdf

    farm songs and vocab picture cards
    http://mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot.ca/2011/03/farm-fun.html

    templates for folded books/lapbooks:
    http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbooking_resources.php

    I especially like the petal books with different numbers of petals (flip out folds):
    http://www.homeschoolshare.com/docs32465/lapbook_templates/petals.pdf

    5 pigs so squeaky clean song with flannel pieces that flip over:
    http://missmaryliberry.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/flannel-friday-5-pigs-so-squeaky-clean-thanks-mel/

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