A Middle School Lesson Plan on the Farmer

A Middle School Lesson Plan on the Farmer
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The Farmer

1. Introduction

Speak to children about what a farmer is and what they do. Teach the students about how the farmer takes care of the land, how we use the food they grow, what kind of animals are on the farm, etc.

Some questions to ask children: -What does a farmer wear?

-What kinds of animals are on a farm?

-What sounds do these animals make?

-What do we get from animals (milk, eggs, etc)

-Have you ever visited a farm?

-Have we ever seen a farm on television or in the movies?

2. Book Selection

Apple Farm Annie by Monica Wellington

The Farmer in the Dell by Pam Adams

Farmer Will by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri

3. Coloring

Have child color picture of the letter F and teach the child that the word farmer starts with the letter F. Coloring page can be found below. This will help with phonological awareness as well as motor skills.

4. Cooking with Kids

Students will have fun making the recipe below which is for scrambled eggs. As you go through the recipe have fun with math such as asking, How Many eggs?

5. Fun with Numbers

Have child complete number worksheet below. This section of the lesson will help students work on their mathematical skills.

6. Song Time, Fingerplay & Dramatic Play

Five Little Pigs (fingerplay)- below

Baa Baa, Black sheep- below

7. Making a Book

Finish up the lesson by having the children look through magazines to find anything farm related. Allow them to cut and paste these pictures onto farmer pictures page below. By the end of the unit the children will have various collages of community helpers/workers that they can make into a book.

More Ideas

Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Math Worksheet

Farmer Songs

Farm Pictures

This post is part of the series: Community Helpers Lesson Plans: Units of Study for Labor Day

These series of lessons involve teaching students about Community Helpers such as Teachers, Doctors, Pilots, and Bakers! Plenty of educational material provided for free including alphabet worksheets, math worksheets, crafts, and recipe ideas!

  1. A Unit of Study Introducing Community Helpers
  2. Labor Day Lesson Plans: The Astronaut
  3. Activities for the Community Helper: The Baker
  4. Teaching Kids About the Community Helper: The Farmer
  5. Labor Day Lesson Plans: The Firefighter
  6. Labor Day Lesson Plan: The Police Officer
  7. Activities to Teach Kids About Doctors and Nurses
  8. Labor Day Lesson Plans: The Postal Worker Activity
  9. Airplane Lesson Plans: The Pilot
  10. Labor Day Lesson Plans: The Teacher
  11. Review Community Helpers & Hold a Career Day at School