Today we launched our farm unit in first grade. I have decided that I am #1 a hoarder and #2 addicted to centers. Which actually goes quite nicely together. I hoard centers and anything that could possibly be used in a center.
Exhibit A: I have kept these tiny little pigs in my manipulative cupboard for over 8 years and 3 classrooms. They were never opened until today. They are being used as markers for our new Spin-A-Bingo center!
I also used them for my literacy spin-a-bingo too!
Guess what we needed for our Pig in the Mud math game? Yup! Pigs!!!!
This is just another one of our farm centers….no hoarding here…
Ok this one doesn’t require hoarding. But if you happen to have garage saled and bought every farm playset that caught your eye for the last decade this will come in really handy! You can play this just normally like this with the lovely farm animal cut outs. OR
You can use little farm toys to act out the math stories!!!! Maybe you just want to store the little pieces in a barn?? I squealed like a plastic play pig when I put the animal pieces in the little barn. It’s the little things!
When I brought out our math and literacy farm tub I had these “Farm Street Boys” hanging out in front. My class thought farming was the coolest thing in the world. I told them not to even think about touching them yet because that sheep in the middle is not playing around. He is all business.
Please tell me you hoard?! I can’t be the only one right?!?!!?