Caleb's third grade class just finished the novel, Charlotte's Web. The final grade was a project. Caleb decided he wanted to do a model of the Zuckerman farm and he also had to write an essay describing the typical day of a farmer. We had a ball with this! We tried to squeeze in a lot on the model. If we had done everything that Caleb's creative little brain wanted to do, we would have needed a trailer to carry his project to school! Look closely and you may see Charlotte and her web, Templeton (the rat) being spied on by a cat (Caleb's idea), the goose and the gander, ducks in the pond, a garden, a cow, "the old sheep," a wood pile for the family, a muddy Wilbur, and lots of other little details. This was so fun!
A Farmer’s Day
First the farmer has to wake up very early. He wakes up when he hears the rooster crow, “cock a doooodle dooooo.” Then the farmer milks the cow so that his family will have fresh milk to drink. Next, the farmer goes to the hen house to collect the eggs, but he has to be careful because sometimes Rattlesnakes want to eat the eggs too! After the farmer is finished in the hen house, he is off to slop the pigs! The pigs grunt and are very excited when the farmer comes with their food. Next, the cows and horses need grain and hay and fresh water.
After all the animals are fed, the farmer plows and works in his field. He gathers his crops and pulls out weeds. Some farmers have tractors, some have to use a mule and plow to get the hard work done. Farmers also have to make sure the crops have water. They sell some of their crops for money and use some of the crops for their families. They work hard all day long.
At the end of the day, the farmer has done a lot of work. He has fed and taken care of his animals and his crops. He finally gets to rest after a nice supper. He probably ate vegetables that he and his family grew in their family garden. The family will save their scrap food to give the pigs. After a good night’s rest, the rooster will crow and the farmer will begin his day again.
By: Caleb Gantt