Uncle Bob's Pumpkin Patch

 Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)

1st Grade

From the wheel to the pedal, belt, flyer, and bobbin you will learn all about the “Spinning Wheel” and the process in turning fiber into yarn. You will learn about changes in size, weight, color, and movement of things while noting those qualities that stay the same as Aunt Jan works magic on the “Spinning Wheel”. You will witness how a copper pipe and ammonia change the color of fibers right before your eyes! Compare the sizes, weights, and speeds of hand spindles and spinning wheels. 

(GPS # S1CS4 - a, b & c)

 When you visit our “Petting Zoo”, “Chicken House”, “Bee Barn”, “Bat Theater”, and the Q&A board, you will make many discoveries and be able to compare different characteristics such as sizes, weights, ages and speeds of many different animals, especially the mommies and their young. On the “Hay Ride”, you will get to meet and observe many different breeds, sizes, and ages of horses! You will learn to identify and compare characteristics that include those that enhance survival and the basic needs of all the animals on the farm. 

(GPS # S1CS4 - b & c, S1L1 - b & d; QCC 11, 12, 13, & 14)

 You will get to see many different trees and plants and their basic needs. We will identify the parts of plants and trees as we stroll along the “Nature Trail”, through the “Vine Tunnel, navigate our way through the “Corn Maze”, and visit the “Sun Dial, Herb, and Water Gardens”.  You will learn about some unusual differences in the land and water plants, especially the carnivorous ones!

(GPS # S1L1 - a & c)

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