Our school day started with our district writing test on which my little kiddos did very well overall, then was followed by a Farm Breakfast! The breakfast was a nice follow-up to our writing activity, I am SURE the children would say!
My wonderful group of moms donated the food, cooked, and served while the children told me where everything they were going to eat or drink came from:
- Bacon - (This one was tough. The children still have a hard time distinguishing the type of meat that comes from each animal. The safe answer they wanted to give me was "meat". :-)
- Eggs - that was an EASY one - the chicken
- Bread - One child said, "The farm." Yes, that's true. But from where on the farm? "A plant." We were getting closer! "Wheat." BINGO!
- Butter - "The cow." And before I could ask, "Does butter come out of the cow?", someone said, "from milk". That was also fairly easy for the students because we shook cream in containers for about 15 minutes and we had yummy butter!
- Orange juice - "The farm." <sigh> "Yes, but what kind of farm?" "An orange orchard." <grin> Close. Close enough. "Well, we learned that apples and peaches and many other fruits that grow on trees come from orchards, but we call a farm of orange trees a GROVE." (Today was NOT the first time the students had heard this, but you've got to admit, it IS confusing.)
We have had a very busy week already, and it's only Wednesday!
The Zoo fieldtrip on Monday:
|Baby Giraffe - born in August|
Python out on a "slither", as one child said
|Notice the pupils in its eyes|
|The Human Species with "wings"|
|Flying Fox Bats|