The Farm

In this theme we explore the farm. While we learn about thoughts and ideas related to farm-life, there is so much more packed into this unit.

The Vocabulary

farm | farmer | tractor | animal | fruit | vegetable | grow | feed | clean | pick | pet | care for

The Vocabulary Explained

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The Language Boards

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(LAMP Words for Life)

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Activities

Learning Activity:

Farm or Not? This video focuses on fruits and vegetables and sorting items into "farm" or "not farm" categories. After you watch the video, take a look in your kitchen and see what might be from a FARM or NOT. 

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Learning Activity:

Play charades with Hillary! Try to make guess as to which vocabulary word she is acting out. Find the vocabulary words within your AAC System or use this weeks language board or vocabulary icons to show your answer. Play your own game, too!

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Learning Activity:

Join Hillary reading Click, Clack, Moo. This is a fun book and is definitely worth the watch!

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Learning Activity:

Let’s talk about a Funny Farm. Present different photos, videos of funny farm animals and model sentence structure and comments. Hillary shows us her version of doing this.

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Other Resources

There are lots of other ways you can explore the farm theme. We have a few more activities for you, as well as a list of other books, videos and activities you could explore to learn more about the farm. Remember to use AAC as you explore (and this can mean using just a white board and writing target words and phrases as you do an activity).   

Cooking - Ants on a Log

Follow along with this recipe to make your own yummy snack.

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Extension Activities

Here are some other ideas of how you can incorporate AAC in some other fun ways!

Scavenger Hunt:

Hillary makes using AAC fun while doing a scavenger hunt. Watch the video to get some ideas.

Storyboarding:

Hillary works with storyboardthat.com to do more with AAC. Hillary shows you how to use the website to do more with the vocabulary we have learned to talk about the setting, characters feelings and more. 

Science

Want to do some at-home experiments? Here is this weeks science experiment for you to follow along and do at home.

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Books

Here are some books you might like to read to follow along with the theme for the week.

Charlotte’s Web

by E.B. Webb

Old MacDonald Had a Tractor by Nicola Baxter

Little Blue Truck

by Alice Shertle

The Grumpy Morning by Pamela Duncan Edwards & Darcia Labrossa

Virtual Field Trips

Here are some ways or learning more about the theme through some video/live-stream virtual field trips.

Animal Farm

Kidvision

Ohio Pig Farm

Where Does Milk Come From?

I want to be a Farmer

Movies and Videos

Last but not least, we have some more videos and movies for you to watch to learn more about the farm. 

Old MacDonald

Nursery Rhymes

Fun with Tractors

Babe

Chicken Little

Charlotte's Web

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