The SensesThe students will explore the senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell in describing various items they come in contact with.
AnimalsAfter completing these activities students will: learn names of animals; learn vowel and consonant sounds; learn singular and plural names; compare male, female, young, old, and plural names of animals to those same names for people; learn the fact that when an animal has horns, it is not necessarily a male.
Feed the TurkeysStudents will learn that turkeys eat grains such as corn, oats, and soybeans. They will learn which words begin with C, 0, and S, and to count the number of words.
FirefliesThe student will explore a curiosity which they may have already noticed; the firefly. Read the book Fireflies in the Night by Judy Hawes. Questions for discussion are provided.
PopcornYour students will learn how popcorn grows and pops, and several ways to eat it. Activities include cutting out pictures and assembling them in sequence; measuring popcorn in volume; and graphing.
A Turkey Grows UpYour students will learn how a turkey grows through several activities and games. Have the students cut apart pictures and assemble them in order, from hatching to market. Play the Wild Turkey Trot Game.
Counting AnimalsStudents will learn to count to 10, sort into categories, determine more or less, and match. Conduct this lesson in conjunction with the Language Arts lesson of animal names. Have students count, match, sequence, and compare livestock pictures pinned on a bulletin board or wall.
The SoilThe students will describe what is in soil and why soil is important, and explain the difference between "dirt" and "soil." Activities include making "Dirt Cake," making "Dirty Dirt" and "Super Soil" puppets, and reading the Dirty Dirt and Super Soil story.
GerminationStudents will sequence a pictorial of the growth of a bean plant. Lesson comes with pictures for students to cut apart and paste, a worksheet to compare bean and corn plant growth, and more ideas for seed learning such as making musical instruments and singing, and planting bean and corn seeds.
InitialsAt the end of this unit students will produce their initials by growing grass on a sponge, and understand that seeds need warmth and water to grow. Comes with complete instructions.
Making RaisinsMake raisins with your class! Also comes with two great raisin recipes.
Pig PartyAt the end of this lesson, students will have an understanding of what products come from hogs. Fun activities include throwing a "Pig Party," making pig masks, and making mobiles of pork by-products.
ThanksgivingStudents will fill a bulletin board cornucopia with foods served at their Thanksgiving dinner. Discuss that these foods came from farms across America. Lesson comes with activities and the history of Thanksgiving for teacher resources.
BeefLearn how beef is produced as well as what products and food come from cattle. Graph the classes' beef preferences by voting on favorite beef foods. Lesson comes with activities and a game.
Evergreen TreeInstructions are given on how to build a paper evergreen tree using student's hands as a pattern.