Three Rivers School: Mrs. Foisset and Ms. Thorpe—Farm Animals, Kindergarten, May 2013

Deschutes Public Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

Kids InfoBits
A database aimed at K-5 graders for student use.

World Book Encyclopedia
This database is a little more challenging than Kids InfoBits, but great for parents and young students working together.

Library Books

Browse environmental books at the Deschutes Public Library or search the online catalog for your subject.

Some great books for this project include:

Cover Image Chickens
Lundgren, Julie K.
Vero Beach, Fla. : Rourke Pub., c2011.

Cover Image How an Egg Grows Into a Chicken
Kant, Tanya.
New York : Children's Press, 2009, c2008.

"Why do chickens lay eggs? Why do they sit on them? And why doesn't the egg break when the hen sits on it? Follow the amazing life cycle of a chicken from egg to adult."--Cover back.

Cover Image Life On a Chicken Farm
Wolfman, Judy.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Carolrhoda Books, Inc., c2004.

A child explains the activities taking place at home on a working chicken farm.

Cover Image Little Chickens
Barbé-Julien, Colette.
Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2006.

Enter the world of chicks as they grow to be adults.

Cover Image Your Chickens : A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing
Damerow, Gail.
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Communications, c1993.

Advice for choosing, purchasing, raising, housing, and showing all breeds of chickens.

Cover Image All Around the Farm
Alexander, Heather.
New York, N.Y. : Parachute Press/DK Publishing, c2007.

"Discover everything there is to know about all kinds of farms, from the powerful John Deere machines that work the fields to the amazing animals that live there.

Cover Image A Day At Greenhill Farm
Nicholson, Sue, 1961-
New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 1998.

Introduces the animals on a farm, including the chickens, ducks, cows, and pigs.

Cover Image An Edible Alphabet : 26 Reasons to Love the Farm
Watterson, Carol.
Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, c2011.

A rhyming alphabet that names things related to modern farming, and provides background information on each one.

Cover Image Farm Animals
Cousins, Lucy.
[S.l] : Candlewick Press, 1999.

This board book presents labeled pictures of a duck, hen, pig, and seven other farm animals.

Cover Image Farm Animals
Magloff, Lisa.
New York : DK Pub., 2005.

Explains the life cycle of various farm animals.

Cover Image I Spy On the Farm
Gibbs, Edward.
Somerville, Mass. : Templar Books, 2013.

An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

Cover Image Life-Size Farm : Horse, Cow, Llama, Rabbit, and More--An All New Actual-Size Animal Encyclopedia
New York : Seven Footer Kids, 2012.

Life-sized photographs depict nineteen animals that children might encounter while on the farm, with facts for each of them.

Cover Image Real-Size Farm Animals
Greenwood, Marie, author.

"Meet your favorite animals down on the farm"--Page [4] of cover.

Cover Image Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails
Tafuri, Nancy.
New York : Greenwillow Books, c1988.

Questions and answers highlight some outstanding characteristics of farm animals, such as a chicken's feathers and a horse's mane.


Pictures of farm animals from National Geographic

Farm activities and teaching ideas from Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten blog

Two Pinterest boards with a farm theme for younger students

Farm animals and apples from Mrs. Burgin’s Kindergarten Class blog

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Last modified on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kids page artwork courtesy of and copyright Todd Parr.