Whether you teach in the city or the county young children love to read and learn about the farm, especially all the animals that live there. When I taught in Alaska many children were unfamiliar with farm life and farm animals. Teaching about the farm is also a wonderful way to bring the farm to life for many children living in poverty. It can also be taught at any time during the year. I have put together some wonderful free resources from the internet where you can access free lessons, poems, songs, and crafts.
Let's begin with wonderful read aloud books. No time for Flash Cards not only had great books for also some wonderful crafts for your students to make. Just click on the pictures below to find out more.
At All Kids Network I found free crafts like this Peek-a Boo barn below and free worksheets,too. You can also access their free farm worksheets by clicking HEREKinder Korner which you can check out by clicking the picture below.
I had lots of fun creating my own Farm Unit which you can check out by clicking on the picture below. It has my own original Shared Reading book, 3 Guided Reading books at the Early Emergent and Emergent (1st Grade) reading levels, Word Wall, Picture/Word cards for Matching and other activities, and a Farm Picture/Word Sort. It also includes several writing activities such as a Farm Word Web, "My Farm Book" an Informational Text Writing Prompt and 2 Opinion Piece Writing Prompts. Students can also earn the "I'm crowing about your writing or reading" Award.There are 2 free activities when you download the Preview file.
And last but not least a free activity for all my followers and viewers. I had such great feedback on my other Roll the Die and Read thematic freebies that I made one for "On the Farm" There are 3 pages, one for each reading level. All the words, phrases and sentences are from all the guided reading books in my "On the Farm" K-1 Unit. Just click on the picture below to download your free packet.
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What month do you think is the best to teach a unit about the farm?