This week, our reading series starring Mrs. Wishy Washy came to life at the farm! Children made connections between the funny stories of Mrs. Wishy Washy and her animals and the real life workings of a farm. Unlike Mrs. Wishy Washy, the animals on the farm do not get put into the tub for a bath, but we learned that some of the animals do, in fact, get cleaned, especially when it's time to take them to the local county fair! The children loved to hear that just like Mrs. Wishy Washy, the farmers use brushes, soap and water to scrub the sheep and goats to prepare them for the fair. At the farm, the children learned new words, like silo, ice-house, and compost, and what it means to shear a sheep. A tractor brought us back in time where we learned about what the farm was like before 1776! Lastly, the children got their hands dirty as they touched worms and learned about how worms help soil and therefore help the farm's crops.