We had a fantastic time on our field trip to the farm! It may have been unseasonably hot, but we still enjoyed every minute of it!
The students were able to use their five senses and observation skills to find out so many interesting facts. We were able to see a sheep herding demonstration, learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin during our corn maze walk, explore hay bale mountain, tour the farm yard and animal pens, watch a blacksmithing demonstration, take a horse drawn hay ride around the farm, and pick out our very own pumpkins!
The blacksmithing demo will help the students with some background knowledge as we start our properties of matter unit in science this 9 weeks.
We will also be starting a unit in social studies on past and present, and a lot of our experiences on the farm will help relate to the content in that unit of study.
I definitely recommend looking through the slideshow of pictures together with your child. Ask your child to tell you what is happening or what part of the farm is seen in the pictures. This will help your child remember details and learn how to use a storyteller voice!
Ask your child the following questions as well! See if your child can tell you the answers without any hints or clues at first!
1) Why do pigs need the mud? (Answer: They can't sweat like we do to cool off.)
2) What was the dog's name who herds the sheep? (Answer: Skunk!)
3) How was the lady able to bend the horseshoes? (Answer: She made the metal hot first!)
4) What happened when the lady put the hot horseshoe in the water? (Answer: It cooled off and made steam!)
Be be sure to check out the pictures below!