We had an exciting visit last week from the CA Mobile Dairy Classroom! Most (if not all) of the students in my class had never seen a live cow before, so it was a great experience for them.

Since we are just beginning to learn about the 5 food groups, I did a little pre-teaching of the Dairy group. 

We read The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons and did a class pictograph of our favorite dairy product.  No surprise that ICE CREAM was the winner!

And then the cow came!!!

Actually the cow AND a calf came!!!  Clara and Oreo!!!

We learned all about dairy cows and back in the classroom we worked on labeling some of the parts of a dairy cow.

I added the cow labeling sheet as a FREEBIE for you!

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  1. Wow you were so lucky to have live cows visit your children. Gail Gibbons write so many wonderful books. I am new to blogging and I'm trying to organize a Winter Wonderland Exchange project with classes throughout the country. I am hoping you will consider joining the fun. Please hop over to for more info. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thanks for stopping by! The dairy visit was a great experience, but they only come once every 3 years:( I am heading over to your blog now!

  3. The mobile dairy classroom is great! It's a shame they can't come every year. It sounds like your kiddos learned a lot. I really like the labeling freebie. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the freebie, I teach in WI, so it will definitely be useful! It is awesome that your kiddos were able to see a cow in person, I know at my school with cuts, we are down to one field trip a year, so anytime you can get someone to come to you is great!