This unit is all about the farm! We focused on the Central Idea: We are dependent upon farms ro provide us with a variety of resources we need in our daily lives. With the Lines of Inquiry: Farm anima;s and crops (Form), The science of growing food (Causation), and Various resources farms provide us (Connection)
Here is our Knowledge Board which states what Transdisciplinary Theme we are inquiring under, the Central Idea and a “I Know and I Wonder”
The students created sheep to show that sheep provide us with wool.
The students learned which came first the chick or the egg?
The students created cows or bulls based on glyphs.
The students learned the importance of chickens and how they provide us with eggs and meat.
The students learned the science of growing food. They discover that some crops grow above ground and others grow below ground. (Root vs flowering crops)
The students inquired about the various responsibilities of farmers while completing the Framer Glyph.
The students discovered what crops could be found at a farmers market and that the crops were grown on farms.
This was the summative assessment. The students needed to decide what belongs on a farm and what doesn’t. They corrected colored the farm pieces and had to correctly glue them on the paper. For example the carrot should be under the ground and the strawberries above the ground.
Here is our puppet theater. We had farm animal puppets and farm scene felt pieces.
This was our bulletin board outside our classroom.
The students complete this big craft after we read the book “Pigs in the Mud”
We grew a vegetable garden outside to learn about the science of growing crops.
Here was my pre-assessment of wha the students knew and what they wondered.
I made this barn outside our classroom door. As we completed farm animal crafts we placed them on the barn. But I forget to take an after picture 😦 But this is how our barn started.