Friday, May 26, 2017

Track and Field Day

We had so much fun at our Kindergarten Track and Field Day on Thursday.  Many thanks to Mr. Nelson, Mrs. Mueller and all of the fantastic parent volunteers for making this happen.  Enjoy the photos!














More Fun With Our Chicks!

Quick update on our chicks…we had two eggs hatch in the incubator.  One survived but the other did not.  We named the new one Clara Bear 2.  Our chicks left this morning and we were feeling a little sad, but also happy to know they will be living on a farm and they will be happy not living in a box!  Enjoy some photos of the kids holding them!











Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Big Day!

You can probably only imagine the level of excitement in this classroom today…when our students arrived they discovered that one of our eggs in the incubator had actually hatched!


Then they realized that the Science Center had also delivered two chicks, already hatched and ready for us to adopt!


So maybe we didn't exactly stick to our regular schedule today…in fact. we went over to Mrs. Japel's room and got to see an egg hatch live on her SMART Board.  She put the incubator under the document camera and all four of our classes got to see this happen live.  How cool is that??

We did some learning about how to safely handle the chicks.  They are really pretty tough, but they are still babies and we need to be careful.  Everyone had a chance to hold or pet the chicks at least three times today.  We also just let them wander around on the rug so we could observe and write about them!










Meet our new friends, Rosie and Speedy.  Our other friend, ClaraBear, is still in the incubator.  She does't seem very healthy, but we are going to follow Liam's advice and "have hope" that she will be better in the morning.  Fingers crossed!!