Monthly Archives: November 2013

Farmer Appreciation Day: A Successful Student-Led Project!

The big day finally arrived!  We finished setting up yesterday morning and then farmers started arriving.  We had decided as a class that we would dress up in farmer clothes (like coveralls, jeans, farmer hats or boots) so we looked … Continue reading

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Farmer Appreciation Day: Poster Making and Set Up

Students wanted to create special posters for decorating our classroom on Farmer Appreciation Day.  We brainstormed messages together and students decided whether they’d like to work with others on big banner posters or individually on smaller posters.  Students worked really … Continue reading

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Farmer Appreciation Day: Learning from a Failure

Since we were scooping cookies until the end of the day on Friday, I had to put some cookies in the oven to bake after students left.  When I took the pumpkin molasses cookies out of the oven, I knew … Continue reading

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Farmer Appreciation Day: Baking Cookies

Once we returned from our successful grocery shopping trip last Friday, we were ready to start baking cookies for Farmer Appreciation Day.  We had a quick meeting at the learning carpet so I could go over the plan with students … Continue reading

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Farmer Appreciation Day: Grocery Shopping

Once we’d made our pumpkin puree, it was time to get the other ingredients to bake cookies forFarmer Appreciation Day.  As a reading and writing activity, we reread the recipes we’d selected and wrote a list of ingredients we would … Continue reading

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Farmer Appreciation Day: Making Pumpkin Puree

When students decided they’d like to make their big pumpkin into pumpkin cookies, we asked a parent who grows pumpkins to share a “tried and true” recipe.  We read the recipe together as part of our text type study.  One … Continue reading

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Action Plan: Farmer Appreciation Day

My latest guest blog post for the Partners in Learning Network explains our action plan for helping farmers. Check it out here!

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