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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We have chicks! We have chicks!!


We were SO VERY EXCITED to see 3 new baby chicks when we came to work this morning! Our little preschoolers are going to be thrilled!! Here's our first 3 newborns!


Ms. Schneider and I really get WAY too excited. Are we at an unhealthy point in this project when we accessorize our clothing to welcome our chicks?! The shirts say "Shout out to my peeps!"

Ms. Schneider even brought in cupcakes so that we could have a birthday party for the chicks!!
Happy Birthday!!! Happy Chick Day!!! Check out more photos/videos below!

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Look what's blooming in our classroom!!

We've come a long way this school year and we are READY for Jr. Kindergarten/Kindergarten!! In these last couple weeks, we have been learning about gardens (flower and vegetable) and discovering how and where things grow!!

Here, Allie G. has sequenced how a plant/flower grows from seed to plant.
We learned how to plant seeds, how seeds travel through wind or via birds, insects, or other animals.
We learned all the parts of a plant: stem, roots, leaves, petals, etc.
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We learned what a flower/plant needs to grow!  - Sun, water, and TLC!


Allie is making her own packet for seeds to take home to her parents.
She writing pictures, words, and information about her seeds!

We packaged up our seed packets with a nice little note for our parents inside our flower pot art project!
Once again, literacy and art collide!

Since we learned about and sequenced the life cycle of a flower, our little friends should know exactly how to plant and care for their growing seeds!!
After all that hard work and learning, we were able to make our own seed packets and take some flowers home to plant. Our students are flower experts!!

 

We've also been blooming in our knowledge of the alphabet!
Many students have learned the names of letters, the sounds they make, and that when we put letters together, it makes a word - and we can read it!

Here, Desmond is working on a CVC (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) puzzle. He is building words and writing them down!


We also made a math book last week! After we tasted sunflower seeds, we counted them!

Scarlett is counting out seeds, gluing them inside the sunflower, and then writing the numeral!
EXCELLENT!


**BE SURE TO CHECK BACK SOON!!! WE CAN HEAR OUR BABY CHICKS PEEPING INSIDE THEIR EGGS. THEY ARE CLOSE TO HATCHING!!! **

TODAY? TONIGHT? TOMORROW? STAY TUNED!!