Thursday, May 31, 2012

Farming Fun!!!

Almost the last post of the Make-up Series! :) This year, our school won an award for being a healthy school. We had USDA representatives that came to our school to present the award and they also were going to tour our school. We all made a huge deal out of it and as a school organized their visit into the "Tasty Travel Tour". It was really something! My pod (the group of 4 classrooms that face each other) did "Harvesting Healthy Habits". It happened to be the week after our farm petting zoo field trip- so it made a great mini-unit!!!! We talked about different types of produce, what part of the plant they were, and different uses for them.
I saw a similiar idea on another blog, but I have searched again and again trying to figure out where it came from!!!! I think some of the ideas are originally from Kinders by Kim, but I just cannot find the same blog that had done this in their room. I want to give them credit for the inspiration for it, so I am going to continue to look for it so I can come back and add their name. I loved the end result!
We were out of brown paper in our workroom and I don't live in a large town. So paper grocery sacks were the best I could do for the soil. The kids used paint dabbers for the corn....
They did these cute handprint carrots (and they painted the rest)...
My neighbor and I decided to make our doors into barn doors- but then it needed a barn. I never took a picture of the finished project. I added cow heads on our doors (looking out of the stable) and I added a polka dot chicken to the coop.
You wannna know what the BEST part is???? I SAVED the barn and we are doing a "MOOving into Kindergarten" theme next year!!! So I am half way done with my back to school decor! Woo hoo!!!!! At the other end of my wall, we did these cute pizza glyphs from Shari Sloane
I also let the kids write about their favorite food. We made these chef heads and attached them to their stories. I think it would have been really cute to do recipes instead... maybe next time!!! :) ...
I loved doing the farm unit! I am excited about putting the barn back up in August too! :) This will be my last make-up post for the day. We got out of school last Friday and this week has been FANTASIC!!!! Because of new legislation, we will have a looong summer! Almost 3 full months. Sadly, we will have very very few holidays when we start back. I am trying to focus on the long summer right now though. We have already had some pool days and took a day trip to the beach yesterday! I have been able to run in the mornings instead of when it is 95 degrees in the afternoons. I LOVE watching the sun come up during a morning run. I have also been able to start a 5:30 a.m. cycling class at our local gym- which is currently kicking my butt, but it is still fun. Most importantly, I have been able to spend all day with my sweet little girl!!!! :)


  1. I love that barn and garden display with the tractor & veggies. That is precious!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. your display ideas are TOO CUTE! I'm so happy I discovered your blog! I'm your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by sometime.


  3. I love the barn-you have great displays!

  4. OMGoodness gracious! This is all so precious!

    I love your blog! I am so happy to be your newest follower!

    I would LOVE for you to come and visit me. I just posted LOTS of *freebies* and I am having a HUGE Pete the Cat giveaway that I would love for you to be a part of!

    I cracked up at your "About Me"....too true and funny! =)

    Heather's Heart

  5. C.U.T.E!!! Oh my gosh...I LOVE everything about this post!!

  6. All of your activities are so cute! I'm a new follower.

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  7. How cute! I am your newest follower.

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten