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Think counting sheep will put you to sleep? Not in this engaging lesson! Scholars get a brief background on shepherds' methods of counting their sheep and the various ways sheep are kept and used. Learners get a geographical perspective on the original shepherding countries and learn the Celtic terms originally used to count a score of sheep.
3rd - 6th Math 9 Views 83 Downloads
Developing Number Sense with "Baa Baa Black Sheep"
Using the fun Mother Goose nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and the book Sheep Out to Eat, your Kindergarten class will practice number matching and will also learn facts about sheep. Beforehand, create several laminated sets of of sheep numbered from 1 to 4 and write out on chart paper the full Mother Goose rhyme.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 21 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sheep To Sweaters
Students discover how sheep fleece is turned into yarn by hand. Individually, students research historic websites that shows sheep shearing. They create a 3D diorama of the historic procedure for making sweaters. They compliment the diorama by listing the steps of the process from sheep to sweater.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
Sheep in the Field
Second graders create a three-dimensional picture of a sheep after observing a variety of templates of sheep. They then verbally identify the texture and color of the sheep. Students also read a book about sheep such as, "Sheep in a Jeep," by Nancy E.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Barter vs. Money
First graders listen to the book, Sheep in a Shop, that leads them to think about making financial decisions, trading, and the barter system. After the book is read aloud, a discussion ensues about some of the things that the sheep considered buying during the story.
1st Math 43 Views 72 Downloads
A Hundred Bales of Hay
This activity combines math, visual arts, and language arts activities that all focus on the making, and baling of hay. The activities can be adjusted to address different age ranges. Most of the activities focus on gaining proficiency with numbers, counting, and patterns.
K - 4th Language Arts 306 Views 358 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sorting With Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn! After listening to and reciting this nursery rhyme, preschoolers and kinders sort toy sheep and cows into groups. They also listen to the story Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman and Nadine Bernard Westcott and answer questions about it.
K Language Arts 6 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
From Sheep to Rug
Ever wonder where wool comes from? How it is used to make a woven rug? Introduce the Native American craft of rug making to your preschool or kindergarten class with a discussion. Learners examine and discuss images of a Native American rug, raw wool, and a modern take on traditional design.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Parts of an Antelope
There are so many wonderful parts to an animal: fur, antlers, tails, and legs, to name a few. A large diagram of an antelope is used to start a matching game, where the class matches body parts made of the same material. They discuss that hooves and antlers are composed on the same stuff, just like the hair on your arm and head are.
K - 2nd Science 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning 4 - Write the Word
Focus on the number four as youngsters complete several exercises to solidify this number concept. Note pre-readers will have a hard time with this, as it requires reading instructions. Consider doing together as a class or having learners complete this one-on-one with an adult.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Farmer and the Cowman
What is the difference between a ranch and a farm? After reading and discussing the provided background information, young agriculturalists will color, cut, and create neat little booklets that show the differences between ranches and farms.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 9 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels along the way.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Finding Text Evidence: Frederick Douglass
After reading a very brief excerpt from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, learners cite textual evidence to support a main idea of the primary source about Douglass' humiliating experience with slavery. This is a brief exercise that provides an opportunity for both source analysis skills and study of historical information.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 71 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Global Grover: Navajo Herding
There is a Navajo tribe in Arizona that herds sheep. Grover's friend explains how his family journeys with their sheep for many miles to a cabin in the canyon. Once they reach the cabin they will stay there all summer long. This would be a great way to get kids thinking about what life may have been like many years ago.
4 mins Pre-K - K Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Shhhhh, She is Sleeping
The sheep on the ship was shocked by the Fish on the Shore! Can you guess which digraph we're studying? Take a look at the /sh/ sound with your young readers. Have them write words with the target sound in letter boxes, and then small reading groups will read Tish the Fish to the teacher.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads