Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Pirate's Life For Me!

Our pirate unit had us shivering with delight!

Our literacy center featured,
How I Became A Pirate and Pirates Go To School.

The children also wrote "non-fiction" facts about pirates.

In math we worked on subtraction using treasure coins and 
we worked on addition facts to build our own pirate ship.

In art we constructed these fierce looking 
pirates that were in need of a shave!

We also created these fabulous pirates!

"Shiver me timber"

We walked the plank!  
(I forgot to take pictures of this but the children LOVED it!)
we went on a treasure hunt!

Here's the "BOOTY"

We listened to Pirate music and ended our week with a fun pirate snack.
The Grave's Family provided these awesome cupcakes.

and T. Alicia provided

It was a perfectly, perfect ending to our busy Mother's Day week.
Next week:
Farm Unit!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hatching Baby Chicks!

Things That Hatch!

We placed 39 eggs in an incubator and waited
and waited and waited.

Baby chicks take 21 days to hatch.

On the 17th day we took the eggs off of the turner 
and waited some more!

It's really HARD to wait!  But we did!

Here's what happened!

How cool is that?
The chicks work very hard to hatch!

The eggs are still hatching!  

The chicks stay in the incubator until they are dry.

Then we move them to their "house".

They are fluffy, very cute and kind of noisy!

We are hoping for more chicks tomorrow!

We love Baby Chicks!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Letter W Week

Letter W Week!
Worms, Wild Things, Wishy Washy!
Wow!  What a week!

The literacy center featured Mrs. Wishy Washy.

We acted out the story....

over and over again!

The children had a blast putting the animals in the "mud".

Their favorite activity was making these "Mrs. Wishy Washy Masks".

Our literacy center also featured whales.

We constructed whales in art  

and estimated whales in math!

We also discussed worms.
This was really interesting and fun!

We read several books about worms.  
One of the books we read was a non fiction book titled, Wonderful Worms.

We wrote non fiction facts about worms 
and worked on worm observation science activities.

We gathered data.

The children worked on a worm seriation activity for homework.

Then, we ATE worms!

Not real worms Silly!

Worm dirt!

We also talked about the book, Where The Wild Things Are.

We acted out parts of the story

and discussed the book!

We made wild things in the art center!
"Let the wild rumpus begin!"

We graphed....
"Have you ever been sent to your room for being naughty?"

Nope!  Not me!  Never!
We also worked on fractions using watermelons!

On Friday we had our Pajama Party!
It was a great week.

Next week Letter X!