Sunday, April 1, 2012

Keepin' it "Rural"

After "Cue the Banjos...We're Going to the Farm," I had a difficult time coming up with a title for this post. I've created a few more farm activities for my classroom. We do a HUGE unit that combines chicks and farms for the entire month of April. I LOVE it. Have I mentioned that I live, almost quite literally, in the middle of a cornfield? Our subdivision is new and we really thought there would be houses across the street but alas, the market changed and now all that you can see to the East of our house is cornfields. I like a good farm as much as the next guy, but by late summer I start to worry that I may see Malachi or an eery crop circle...either way I'm keeping my distance.

I totally ADORE my current schedule? I really feel that I have the best of both worlds. I'm tired as all get out by Friday afternoon, but I love being at home a few days and being in the classroom a few days. I am sooooo scared of next year, I will have to go back to reality and work five days. I guess I just shouldn't think about it.

Anywho, chick season is upon me. We get our eggs on Tuesday. I ended up with a good hatch last year, so I am hopeful. Chick season inevitably becomes high stress for me. First the kiddos end up being so excited that it is difficult to keep teaching. And, second I am always fearful that I won't have any hatch or that the ones that do hatch will end up "not right" or worse....eventually dead. There is nothing worse than A-walking into your room in the morning and finding one dead or B-having one die in the middle of the day. The kids love doing the unit and it's really educational and fun, except when it's not. I will let you know what happens :0)

Here are the links to the previous Farm and Chick posts for your reference...
Let's All Do the Chicken Jive
Peep Peep
Farm Thinking
Cue the Banjo's....We're Going to the Farm

Also, if you are interested I am having a giveaway, it can be found here...
Giveaway!

Here are some of the newest things I've got going. I hope you find some things to use in your classroom. As always, I truly appreciate all the love you send my way!!! If you download, please take a few seconds and leave a comment :0)  Have a wonderful week!!

Enjoy!
Shannon


Literacy Goodies
Farm Sight Word Color by Code Farm Frenzy Rhyming ABC Order Chick Worksheet On the Farm-At the Zoo Sort Math Goodies Base Ten Teen Number Match-Up Numbers to Crow About Worksheet Find the Sheep Sequencing Numbers Center Farm Friend Squeeze Chicky Ten Frame Match Up How Many Chicks Ten Frame Worksheet Cow Puzzle 10-1 Pig Puzzle 10-19 Barnyard Adding

37 comments:

  1. Love it! I will be back when we do our farm unit. I have never hatched chicks, sounds stressful!! Good luck with your hatching this year!

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  2. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work!

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  3. THANK YOU!!! I cannot wait to use this with my kids. Actually, we are on spring break so I can wait but when we get back I know that my kids will love the ideas.

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  4. These look fabulous Shannon! Thanks, as always, for sharing!
    ~ Amy

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  5. You are so dang awesome! Thanks so much for these wonderful freebies!

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  6. You are amazing!! I think it's awesome that you get to stay home with Coop & work with your sweet kiddos at school. It's the best of both worlds. God always has a plan!! Thank you so much for always sharing your creations!!

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  7. I absolutely love all of your work... and so do my kinders! I cannot express enough appreciation for your creativeness and generosity!! Thank you!!!

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  8. Can't wait to use this when we go the Children's Farm in May! Thanks so much!!

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  9. "rural"ly good stuff! thanks!

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  10. Love your farm freebies! You are so creative and amazing! Thank you for sharing! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  11. This is GREAT! I can never get enough farm stuff. Thanx for sharing!!

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  12. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing all this with us. I am taking my class to the farm in May and doing a farm unit for the first time. I'm really excited about doing it now that I have so many wonderful resources. Thank you!

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  13. Wow!such wonderful ideas and creative activities!
    Thank you so much for generously sharing.
    One little question. I am having trouble downloading with the new scribd. Any suggestions?
    Tonia
    tvento1313@msn.com

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  14. Thanks for sharing! You are so creative!
    Diane

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful resources!! They're great, as always :)

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  16. You are my favortie blog! I love all your ideas. Thank you for always sharing with us! Have a great Easter.

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  17. Thank you! You are awesome! I know ho wmuch time all of this takes and your generosity is so appreciated!

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  18. Love your stuff! You are awesome!!!!

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  19. Thanks for sharing all the farm and chick stuff, and everything else you put on here for that matter! I hatch chicks too!:) We are starting next Wednesday!! Hoping for a good hatch for you and I both!!
    sharkeyn@bdusd.org

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  20. Great activities as always!! I will definitely be doing a farm unit next year to incorporate all these activities! Thank you!

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  21. Thanks for adding common core standards to your posts. You are the best. It is wonderful you can job share in Chicago. We are unable to in Delaware:( Enjoy!! kellerclan5@comcast.net

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  22. I love that so many of your centers are now aligned with Common Core. In Florida we will be adopting them full-force in the fall, so I feel like I am at least a LITTLE bit ahead of the game?? Thanks so much for all the things you create and SHARE! You rock!

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  23. I don't know how you do all of this with a little one! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Thanks for your kind words-I can't believe you don't have tenure anymore. Do you teach in Illinois (I think that's where I saw that you were from on your blog)?? Crazy! Do you still have seniority rights. Hope so!

    Also...your free resources are so amazing! Can't wait to use these in May for our farm unit!

    Kelly
    Kindergarten Kel

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  25. Thank you for once again sharing your generous heart with us! =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  26. You are AWESOME!! Thanks so much! :)

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  27. Holy "cow"! These freebies are awesome!!!
    Erica

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

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  28. These are great!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  29. As a retiring teacher at the end of this school year, I've been trying not to purchase new items. But I still love using new materials and fresh ideas. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work with all of us! You are awesome!! By the way, I'm leaving with 33 years behind me...19 of them in my favorite kids...Kinders!
    Kathy

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  30. Has anyone told you lately that you are awesome! Thanks for being so generous!
    Tessa
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

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  31. You are unbelievable!!! Seriously! Thank you so much for so many amazing resources! :)

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  32. You're God sent...thank you so much.

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