Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hay is for horses ... and robots!

Today, after a visit to the library's story time and craft (where we discussed Fall), we came home to continue our farm lesson, specifically, cows, horses, and donkeys.  Here are some photos:

Showing off her fall leaves wreath she made at the library ...

Making haystacks snacks:
Smells so good ...
... and tastes even better!

And working on our horse craft ...

Stuffing the horse head with newspaper ...
And gluing on the ears ...
All ready to try out ...
And the robot rides off into the sunset!
Here's all we did today:
1.  We read fall books at the library's story time, then discussed leaves, apples, scarecrows, and pumpkins before making our own fall leaves wreaths.
2.  We read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin.
3.  We read The Cow Buzzed by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.
4.  We read the 'Look at the Donkeys!' article in her newest High Five magazine (October 2010).
5.  We read Mother Goose’s nursery rhyme, 'The Donkey.'
6.  We read Mother Goose’s nursery rhyme, 'Hay is for Horses.'
7.  We played with our little plastic horses and observed the differences in their coats.
8.  We made a paper bag stick horse to 'ride' on.
9.  We listened to 'Sweetly Sings the Donkey' on her Fiddle-Dee-Dee CD.
10.  We listened to 'The Old Gray Mare' on her Wee Sing Fun ‘n’ Folk CD.
11.  We read the poem, 'A Horse.'
12.  We read the poem, 'The Cow.'
13.  We watched the following clips on the Benjamin’s Farm DVD that we borrowed from the library:
       1) 'Cows';
       2) 'Horses';
       3) 'Horseshoes'; and
       4) 'Hay'.
14.  We made haystacks snacks with chow mein noodles.
15.  We watch the Farm Country Ahead DVD that we borrowed through Netflix and learned about what cows eat, and how milk gets to our table, along with bread, peanut butter, apple jelly, and potato chips!
16.  We enjoyed a cow tail candy for snack.
17.  We listened to horses and cows whinny and snort on her Sound of Animals, General, & Background Music CD.

That wrapped up our horses and cows study for now, but stay tuned, because I have a whole week in March scheduled around a dairy theme, just in time for our visit to the Click, Clack, Moo production at The River Center!  See you again tomorrow when we study farm birds and delve into Fall!

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