Friday, February 24, 2012

Among the Farmyard People Lesson Plans

After finishing Outdoor Secrets and floundering around science land for a bit (post 1, post 2), I decided to write my own lesson plans based on the book Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pierson.  I would say it's geared for K-2nd grade.  So far, we've completed 4 weeks of the study and I'm happy to say, it's going great!  RileyAnn and Ruben are both digging it :)

Here's an overview of the resources used in the study:


Books Needed for Study

Among the Farmyard People

Among the Farmyard People (Yesterday's Classics)

Draw Write Now Book 1

Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters (Draw-Write-Now)

Favorite Poems Old & New

Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls

Bible - any version you choose

Books Suggested for Study

Choose one:
1.    Egg to Chick by M. Selsam
2.    The Egg - A First Discovery Book
3.    DK See How They Grow: Chick

Choose one:
1.    The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn
2.    Who Loves the Little Lamb by Lezlie Evans
3.    Sheep by Peter Murray

Choose one:

1.    The Little Pig by Judy Dunn
2.    Pigs: A True Book by Sara Swan Miller

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox

Mice and Rats by Allan Fowler

Choose one:

1.    Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack
2.    The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
3.    Just Plain Fancy by Patricia Polacco

How the Guinea Fowl got her Spots: a Swahili Tale of Friendship Retold by Barbara Knutson

Bible Verses

Proverbs 13:3
Proverbs 11:2
Proverbs 11:30
Proverbs 13:4
Rd about Cain and Abel or Jacob and Esau
Ephesians 6:1
Ephesians 4:32 – OR- Proverbs 17:9
Proverbs 10:8
Proverbs 1:10
Proverbs 15:1 – OR- 15:4
Proverbs 16:18
Proverbs 12:13 -OR- 12:15


We are completing 3 lessons per week, which will take 18 weeks to finish.  But, you can alter to fit whatever schedule you choose.  We read the story from Among the Farmyard People on Monday, then follow up with other readings, drawings, copy work, etc., on Wednesday and Friday.  Here's the plan.....


Among The Farmyard People

The Story That The Swallow Didn’t Tell
Harsh words may lead to hurt feelings
Review the story – Discuss what a squab is? A young unfledged pigeon; young bird without flying feathers
Copy Work Proverbs 13:3
Favorite Poems Old & New
Rd pg 295 Swallow Tails by Tom Robinson
The Lamb With The Longest Tail
Bragging; pride; boasting
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 14
Copy Work Proverbs 11:2
Information on Sheep Tails
lhttp://www.sheep101.info/tails.html
The Wonderful Shiny Egg
Friendship

Possible books to read:
1.    Egg to Chick by M. Selsam
2.    The Egg - A First Discovery Book
3.    DK See How They Grow: Chick
Visit a poultry farm  -OR-
Watch video of chick hatching
The Duckling Who Didn’t Know What to Do
Friendship; helpfulness
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 24 –OR-
Rd A Duckling is Born by Hans-Heinrich Isenbart
Copy Work Proverbs 11:30 –OR- Copy Work pg.  33 “When you don’t know what to do, help somebody.”
The Fussy Queen Bee
Diligence; hard work

Favorite Poems Old & New
Rd pg 125 How Doth the Little Busy Bee or see full version
Copy stanza 1 or 2 of Isaac Watts poem and illustrate –OR-
Print coloring sheet of a bee
The Bay Colt Learns to Mind
Obedience; hard work
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 18
Copy Work Proverbs 13:4
The Twin Lambs
Selfishness; siblings
Possible books to read:
1.    The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn
2.    Who Loves the Little Lamb by Lezlie Evans
3.    Sheep by Peter Murray
Rd about Cain and Abel or Jacob and Esau in your Bible
Copy Work pg 62 “Now you are a comfort to me. You will be a happier Lamb, too, for you know that a mother’s heart is large enough for all her children, and that the more one loves, the better he loves.”
The Very Short Story of The Foolish Little Mouse
Obedience
Review story and talk about the importance of obedience
Copy Work Ephesians 6:1
Favorite Poems Old & New Rd pg 136 The Mouse by Elizabeth Coatsworth
The Lonely Little Pig
Have a good time alone, and everyone will want to come.
Possible books to read:
1.    The Little Pig by Judy Dunn
2.    Pigs: A True Book by Sara Swan Miller
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 12
The Kitten Who Lost Herself
Forgiveness
Copy Work Ephesians 4:32 – OR- Proverbs 17:9 –OR- Draw Write Now pg 38
Favorite Poems Old & New pg 157 The Kitten at Play by William Wordsworth


The Chicken Who Wouldn’t Eat Gravel
Obedience; hard work
Read Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox –OR- Favorite Poems Old & New pg 282 The Chickens
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 10 or 52
The Goose Who Wanted Her Own Way
Stubborn; strong will; selfish
Copy Work Proverbs 10:8
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 26
Why The Sheep Ran Away
Leadership; meanness
Favorite Poems Old & New pg 165 The Lamb by William Blake
Visit a sheep farm –OR-
Video on sheep shearing
The Fine Young Rat and The Trap
Temptation; danger
Copy Work Proverbs 1:10
Rd of Mice and Rats by Allan Fowler
Favorite Poems Old & New pg 137 The Field Mouse by William Sharp
The Quick-Tempered Turkey Gobbler
Disagreeable habits; quick temper
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 20
Copy Work Proverbs 15:1 – OR- 15:4
The Bragging Peacock
Pride
Possible books to read:
1.    Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack
2.    The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
3.    Just Plain Fancy by Patricia Polacco
Copy Work Proverbs 16:18
The Discontented Guinea Hen
Discontentment
Rd. How the Guinea Fowl got her Spots: a Swahili Tale of Friendship Retold by Barbara Knutson
Copy Work Proverbs 12:13 -OR- 12:15
The Oxen Talk With The Calves
Quarrel; anger
Draw Write Now Book 1 pg 16
Favorite Poems Old & New pg 41 The Quarrel by Eleanor Farjeon

Please comment and let me know what you think....

14 comments:

  1. This looks excellent! I love that you kept it simple and gave options for the additional books. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. This looks great! Could you post ISBN numbers or links to the books listed to read? Thank!

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  4. Polly, you can click on the book pictures above and it will take you to Amazon, where you can get more information about each book required. As far as suggested books, if you search by title and author, you should be able to find the book. Again, these are just suggested based on what we had on our shelves or were readily available in our local library system. Let me know if you have questions about a particular book. Feel free to substitute a book if there's something you can't locate. Thanks for your interest!

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  6. Thanks! I have most of the books to use here. I love how you have Bible and poems worked in, too. We will try this out this summer.

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  7. Melissa, this study looks wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us! It all looks like super fun stuff and character lessons are always a bonus. :)

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  8. That is very clever, designing your own unit. I will certainly be returning later in the year when we finish Outdoor secrets to get some new direction. Thanks for sharing. Anne from Homeschool Adventures.

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  9. My boys and I love this! Thank-you for sharing it :)

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  10. You're welcome....blessings to you all in the upcoming school year :)

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  11. Thanks for putting these together and sharing! They looks great!

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  12. Thanks for sharing! Its a blessing :)

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