Today is the last day that we will be working on our farm unit in Pre-K/Kindergarten.
For four weeks, I have been reading different books about the farm. And we have been working on a song. At the end of each lesson, the children get a coloring sheet with four animals or other things found on the farm. See this post for the coloring sheets.
I’ve learned a couple of things while doing this project for the first time!
First, I love having a theme that goes on for a few weeks! I’ve been able to read a number of different books from my collection. And because we’ve been singing the same song each week, the children seem to be learning it well! It makes lesson planning that much easier, too 🙂
Second, making a book out of 4 coloring sheets – to equal 16 small pages of the book – is a LOT for little ones! So instead of having them cut out all 4 pages today, I have prepped the work by cutting the first three pages that they have already colored. Then they will only have to color and cut one page today, and we can staple the booklet together! Maybe next time I won’t be quite so ambitious 🙂 But we’ll have to see how today goes first.
So what books have we been reading? Here they are:
- Die kleine Spinne spinnt und schweigt by Eric Carle (Gerstenberg, 2011)
- Schweinchen auf dem Bauernhof by Moira Butterfield (Parragon Books)
- Klipp klopp by Nicola Smee (Moritz, 2015)
- Bist du meine Mama? by Christiane Hansen and Sandra Grimm (Oetinger, 2006)