SCHEDULE: 9:15-10 GROUP 1 RIDES 10-10:45 PRESCHOOLERS RIDE 10:45-11:30 GROUP 2 RIDES 11:30-12:15 GROUP 3 RIDES
GROUPS (EXCEPT PRESCHOOLERS) WILL ROTATE RIDING TIMES EVERY DAY.
MONDAY MORNING ACTIVITY ELIZA WILL REVIEW FARM RULES WITH ALL KIDS
TALK ABOUT GARBAGE, RECYCLING, COMPOST WITH YOUR GROUP Introduce different barrels, “chicken bucket”
DAILY CHORES: feed chickens, collect eggs
FARMERS ARE… SCIENTISTS PASTURE MONITORING
Ph in the pasture and in the garden. What’s the difference between acid and alkaline? What plants need what? How do you amend pH? pH scale,amending soil, what pH is right for which plants/grass?
TOOLS: pH tester, trowel, water, Pasture monitoring sheet, throwing object, clip board Let's begin with the words acidic and basic as extremes that describe solutions as hot and cold are extremes that describe temperature. Just as mixing hot and cold water evens out the temperature, mixing acids and bases can cancel their extreme effects and is then considered neutral. The pH scale can tell if a liquid is more acid or more base, just as the Fahrenheit or Celsius scale is used to measure temperature. The range of the pH scale is from 0 to 14 from very acidic to very basic. A pH of 7 is neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic and greater than 7 is basic. Each whole pH value below 7 is ten times more acidic than the next higher value. For example, a pH of 4 is ten times more acidic than a pH of 5 and a hundred times (10 X 10) more acidic than a pH of 6. This holds true for pH values above 7, each of which is ten times more basic (also called alkaline) than the next lower whole value. An example would be, a pH of 10 is ten times more alkaline than a pH of 9.
ACTIVITY: Throw the object to find a location to test. Record pasture observations on sheet. Take and test soil samples. Herbs need pH of about 6 Vegetables: Grass: 6.5-7
HORSES NEED… TO BE INDENTIFIED STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY HORSES BY THEIR COLORS AND KNOW BASIC PARTS Everyone should have a piece of paper so you can go around horse by horse and identify the color and markings. Students then return to the picnic table to draw pictures of their favorite horse or a horse of their imagination. They need to paint at lease three different colored horses in watercolor. Horse Colors & Markings Scavenger Hunt Teach campers about colors and markings and then divide group into two teams. Send one team into the barn (or around the farm) for 5 minutes and have them describe 3 horses by only their markings or colors (ie: red dun with one stocking, a star, a snip," or "a sorrel with two white hind stockings"). The other group has 5 minutes to go in and identify the horses the first group described. Switch sides and repeat.
SKIT – COME UP WITH AN IDEA Come up with an idea for your skit. It must include a horse, but the horse can be as big or as small a part as you want.
RIDING -- BALANCED ENGLISH SEAT --correct hand and leg position --steering with your hands, legs -- feeling the horse move under their seat --eyes looking where going -- walk and halt -- balance and stretching activities -- sitting trot
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY ICE BREAKER: The LINE UP sorting game
HORSE COLOR SCAVENGER HUNT
FIND AND WRITE THE NAME OF THE HORSE:
A HORSE WITH TWO SOCKS
A HORSE WITH A STAR
A PAINT HORSE A HORSE WITH A BALD FACE
A PALOMINO HORSE
WRITE AUSTIN’S MARKINGS HERE
A HORSE WITH STOCKINGS
A HORSE WITH A BLAZE
A BAY HORSE
IF YOU HAVE TIME, SPLIT YOUR GROUP IN TWO, OR WORK IN PAIRS OR SMALL GROUPS TO MAKE A SCAVENGER HUNT FOR EACH OTHER. You can do the scavenger hunt with books and magazines too! OR MAKE UP A SCAVENGER HUNT FOR ANOTHER GROUP.
MORNING GAME: CHAIN TAG Once you get tagged by someone who's "it" you're part of the chain - and get to chase everyone else around until there's one left in the corner.
FARMERS ARE – GARDENERS! Take a walk around the garden. See what’s growing and what’s not. Notice what is growing, what is about to be harvested, and what is already past harvest. Identify parts of the plants: stem, seed, leaf, flower, fruit. CIRCLE THE FOOD YOU FIND. ADD TO THE CHART WITH OTHER STUFF YOU FIND.
HORSES NEED – TACK! Identify parts of the saddles and bridles. Look at appropriate clothes for horseback riding. Play games: baskets to sort of riding/non-riding attire, basket of saddle and bridle parts
RIDING -- ENGLISH SEAT, MOVING ON --Warm up with stretching, balance activities -- moving with the horses’ movement --Correct leg/hand position --Posting trot --Posting at the walk --Sitting trot --Half seat
SKIT – COME UP WITH THE ACTION OF THE STORY What problem do your characters have to solve?
ROOTS carrots beets turnips rutabagas SEEDS lima beans peas green beans sunflower seeds black-eyed peas pinto beans
FARMERS ARE: MECHANICS Students will look at different tools and know their use. Hammer Screwdriver Wrench Pliers Socket wrench
HORSES NEED: SAFE, EXPERIENCED HANDLERS Students will be able to properly halter, lead and tie a horse. -Take a look at different kinds of halters -discuss position of cross ties, how to tie a horse -practice a quick release knot -lead a horse around in the courtyard -where is a safe place to tie a horse
SKIT – CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND PROPPING How are your characters helping to tell your story? What props will you use to help tell your story?
RIDING -- JUMPING -- half seat -- trot over ground poles -- shorter stirups
MORNING GAME – LIMBO
FARMERS ARE: VETERINARIANS Get a horse out and groom her -- Watch out for your feet IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE HORSE AND COLOR YOUR HORSE WITH PAINT -- VET: The vet comes 2 times a year in the spring and in the fall to make sure the horses are healthy and give them shots to prevent disease. -- EQUINE DENTIST: Sometimes the vet takes care of the horse’s teeth and sometimes you can call an equine dentist. Teeth should be looked at at least once a year for signs of uneven wear. Some horses develop sharp points on their teeth which will need to be filed down with a rasp in a process called floating. HANDOUT: Teeth handout -- FARRIER: Talk about what the farrier does/ Parts of the horse’s foot (sole, frog, white line, heel, toe) Farmers are the first line in healthcare for all the animals on the farm: Observe for each species: Are they eating and drinking well? Do they have a good-looking coat and body mass? Do they have bright eyes?
HORSES NEED: GOOD FOOD GOOD: BAD: GRASS/FORAGE MOLDY HAY SALT/MINERALS POISONOUS PLANTS TREATS CHOCOLATE, PROCESSED FOOD
SKIT – DRESS REHEARSAL Practice, practice, practice
RIDING -- WESTERN POLE BENDING, BARREL RACING, WALKING RACES
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY DECORATE T-SHIRTS
MORNING GAME – FREEZE TAG
FARM—YOU ARE A FARMER TOO! Use the work sheet
RIDING -- PARENT VIEWING TIME Balanced seat Western Gymkhana Jumping Trivia
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY -- PERFORM YOUR SKIT!
FARMER KATE’S TO-DO LIST: ____GROOM A HORSE ____RIDE A HORSE ____FEED CHICKENS AND COLLECT EGGS ____CLEAN A STALL ____SWEEP THE BARN ____TEACH A RIDING LESSON ____CHECK THE COW’S WATER ____LOOK FOR SOMETHING READY TO HARVEST IN THE GARDEN