Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Seeds and Farms

On Monday, we read the story "Seed to Plant" by Melvin and Gilda Berger.  We learned that seeds need soil, water, air and sunshine to sprout.  It's kind of hard to see how a seed sprouts, especially if you plant it in dirt.  So, we are trying to sprout bean seeds a different way.  We put a bean seed with a wet cotton ball inside a ziploc bag.  Then we taped the bags to the window in our classroom.  We are hoping that  the seeds will sprout and that we will be able to see what it actually looks like.  We are checking our bags every day.  Hopefully we will see some progress soon!


We started our farm unit this week.  Each day we read a nonfiction and a fiction story about a specific farm animal.  After that, we list facts about the animal of the day.  We add facts about the animals to our Barnyard Journal during Writing Workshop every day.  Then we have been making some pretty awesome farm animals to hang in our classroom and in the hallway.  On Monday, we made pigs.  On Tuesday, we made sheep with our guest teacher.  Wednesday we made chickens and tomorrow we will make cows.


We did some partner reading this afternoon, too.  Since we have to return everything to the Library this week, we are borrowing books from our classroom book baskets to practice our reading at home!


Tomorrow is a big day in Kindergarten Plus.  Our baby chicks arrive and we are super excited!

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