Going to try something different this year…(Farms)
Those of you who know me well shouldn’t be surprised by that statement at all!! I’m constantly changing the way I do things to keep my self up to date and to keep up with the kids interests.
The something different I’m going to try in the next few weeks is developing a unit about the Farm and bringing in Nursery Rhymes. Thursday, I created Nursery Rhyme books for each of my students. It’s basically a booklet with a cover (8 1/2 x 11 sized) and then copies of all the Nursery Rhymes I could possibly tie into Farms. I don’t have it in front of me right now, but I think there were eight of them…lets see how good my memory is!! 🙂
Baa, Baa Black Sheep
Hey Diddle, Diddle
Mary Had a Little Lamb
This Little Piggy
The Three Little Kittens
Little Boy Blue
and two others I can’t remember right now! (If you have a suggestion about others I could use or some that you have enjoyed in your classroom, please leave me a comment!)
Anyway, my plan is to talk a bit about a specific animal each day (10 of them) and create anchor charts for each one, and then tie in a Nursery Rhyme when possible. It think I was able to find three rhymes about sheep, so we will know plenty about them!!
Nursery Rhymes are so critical to learn in Kindergarten! If you haven’t used them in your classroom before, I would suggest you try and fit them in. I’ll be tying others in later when we do our Gingerbread Man unit in December. We’ll be using more Fairy Tales then.
Let me know of any farm ideas you have…I’d love to hear suggestions!!