Old MacDonald Had a Farm
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resource kit (23 pages) ... A to Z Teacher Stuff
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Old MacDonald Had a Farm...version 2


Old MacDonald Had a Farm -- Super Simple Songs
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Old MacDonald Had a Farm


Old MacDonald Had a Farm


Old MacDonald Had a Farm ...(version 2-- includes some lyrics)



BOOKS...
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by Lorinda Bryan Cauley..............by Glen Rounds.......
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Jo_Macdonald_had_a_garden.jpg ... by Mary Quattlebaum ....(not AR)
Old MacDonald had a … garden? Yes! Sing along with young Jo MacDonald as she grows healthy food for people and wild creatures. E-I-E-I-O! Find out how butterflies, bumblebees, and birds help a garden to thrive—and how you can help them too. And keep an eye on one mysterious plant. What will it become? Youngsters learn about garden ecosystems and stewardship through this playful adaptation of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” (review by City Farmer News)
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old_macdonald_had_an_apartment_house.jpg ... by Judi Barrett .... book level 4.0 (AR)
Mr. MacDonald, an apartment super, turns his building into a four-story farm with hot and cold running sweet potato vines, ceiling carrots, carpets of cabbages, and other farm produce and animals, prompting all the tenants to move out. (review from ARbookfind.com)
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old_macdonald_had_a_cow.jpg...by Rick Brown ......(not AR)
Follow Old MacDonald as he milks his cow (with a pull-pull here, and a pull-pull there) and uses the milk to feed his cat, dog, pony, lamb, piglet, goat, & 2 children. At the end of the story, there's a "clap-clap here, and a clap-clap there" for Old MacDonald's cow.
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old_macdonald_drives_a_tractor.jpg ... by Don Carter ......book level 1.5 (AR)
Old MacDonald's tractor isn't just for getting around the farm. It pulls a seeder, follows a combine, and even helps Old Mac get his animals to the county fair. The bouncy, rhyming text...takes readers through the various machinery on Old Mac's farm. (book jacket review)
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old_macnoah_had_an_ark.jpg ... by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Uh-oh! The rain is falling fas on Noah, and the animals refuse to stay quiet! With an oopsie-daisy! here and a burp! slurp! there, everyone files into Old MacNoah's ark (two by two, of course) to escape the rising waters. The ride may be bumpy, but it's filled with plenty of Ee-i-ee-i-o excitement!
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The Little Red Hen gives old MacDonald some pointers on composting — and a legendary farm is born — in this rhyming, rollicking read-aloud.
Once upon a time, Old MacDonald didn’t have a farm. He just had a yard — a yard he didn’t want to mow. But under the direction of the wise (and ecologically sensitive) Little Red Hen, Mac learns to look at the environment in a very different way, and whole new worlds start to bloom with the help of some mud, garbage, horse poop, and worms! Judy Sierra’s spirited verse, paired with Matthew Myers’s exuberant illustrations, yields a fresh take on a children’s classic, complete with raised-bed gardens and an organic farmers’ market—making this a perfect story for armchair gardeners and devoted locavores of all sizes. (Amazon review)
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RELATED BOOKS...
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don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.pngPiggie_Pie...''Gritch_the_Witch''...(margie_palatini).JPG......by Margie Palatini
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Gritch the Witch wants to eat 'piggie pie.' So....she goes to Old MacDonald's Farm looking for plump piggies. Does she find any? ...Read this great book and find out!
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don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.pngClick,_Clack,_Moo...Cows_That_Type.jpg ... by Doreen Cronin ... book level 2.3 (AR)
From Amazon.com review..."The literacy rate in Farmer Brown's barn goes up considerably once his cows find an old typewriter and begin typing. To the harrassed farmer's dismay, his communicative cows quickly become contentious...(Dear Farmer Brown...The barn is very cold at night. We'd like some electric blankets. Sincerely, the cows.) When he refuses to comply with their demands, the cows take action. Farmer Brown finds another note on the barn door: "Sorry. We're closed. No milk today." Soon the striking cows and Farmer Brown are forced to reach a mutually agreeable compromise, with the help of an impartial party--the duck. But this poor, beleaguered farmer's "atypical" troubles are not over yet! Lots of fun and highly recommended!"
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giggle_giggle_quack.jpg ... by Doreen Cronin ... book level 2.3 (AR)
Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. "But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble."
Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly. He orders pizza with anchovies for the hens, bathes the pigs with bubble bath, and lets the cows choose a movie. Is that giggling he hears? (Amazon book review)
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thump,_quack,_moo.jpg ... by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin ... book level 2.8 (AR)
Duck and his comical cohorts return in another zany tale. Farmer Brown plans a Statue of Liberty maze for the annual Corn Maze Festival, enlisting (by bribe and threat) the reluctant help of his animal friends to see the project through.
Before long, the chickens are constructing a fence, the cows are painting the barn, and Duck—curmudgeon extraordinaire—is furiously hammering out a ticket booth. As Farmer Brown busily sketches, measures, and mows by day, Duck keeps equally busy, sneaking into the cornfield every night armed with night-vision goggles, glow-in-the-dark ruler, and hedge clippers.
Although the animals' various endeavors don't turn out as expected (the disasters are humorously depicted in the artwork), an undaunted Farmer Brown eagerly boards a hot-air balloon for an aerial view of his masterpiece during the opening ceremony. Along for the ride, a smug Duck is able to witness the man's priceless reaction to the nighttime design changes, which readers can view on a two-page fold-up.
Throughout the tale, the farm mice, who are taking a meteorology correspondence course, present weather-prediction charts that reflect the mood of the plot, gradually building from partly sunny skies to stormy climax. (book review by School Library Journal, on Amazon)
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millie_waits_for_the_mail.jpg ...by Alexander Steffensmeier ...... book level 2.5 (AR)
Millie is unlike most other cows. She chews her cud and grazes in the fields with the others, but she doesn't enjoy that nearly as much as she loves scaring the mail carrier. It's too bad the mail carrier doesn't have as much fun each time Millie comes up with a new way to surprise him. Who knew delivering the mail was going to be such a difficult job? (book review from Amazon)
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millie_in_the_snow.jpg .. by Alexander Steffensmeier ... book level 2.8 (AR)
Millie the cow gets lost in the snow on the way home from helping the postman deliver mail on Christmas Eve, but she and the gifts she is bringing finally make it back to the farm.
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