When doing preschool lessons with them, of course I wanted letter T to be tractor. I searched high and low and found very little... lots of farms stuff, but not tractors. So I hoped to create my own unit. Then I ran into the problem of finding clipart. There was nothing I wanted because it was all farm related (animals, silo, etc). I wanted different kinds of tractors.
Browsing through clipart artists on TPT (Teacher's Pay Teachers) I found Aisne. I contacted her with what I was looking for and she created a clipart package for me. I was beyond thrilled!! If you haven't seen her work, check her out. Aisne's Creations. She has some amazing real life animal artwork too.
So I'm proudly introducing my tractors thematic unit. As of right now, it is ONE of a kind. :) This is like my other thematic units. This one is 44 pages that includes the typical patterning, adding, subtraction, what is different, etc. BUT, I also included 2 file folder games and a few worksheets and activities on short vowels.
|Tractor Unit on TPT|
|Tractors Unit on TN|
Below are a few pictures of my boys learning in action.
|Playing with Play Doh and making different tire markings.|
|Making an ABAB pattern with tractors|
|"-ing word making game" - I originally made it for file folder, but I am cheap and out of folders, so I just used a large sheet of construction paper and folded it in half.|
|Making a rectangle with the tractor pieces. Notice the camouflage tractor shirt. That is his favorite.|
|Another making words activity.|
The below is a tractor art I made up as I went using shapes. I took "Totally Tots" letter T idea and ran with it as far as shapes are concerned to reinforce our shape learning.
I got the above Letter T tractor craft from Totally Tots. Isn't that adorable!! Check out her blog too for some great ideas.