First I would just like to say I love my class. I love how I can do so much more with them. With my last class, if I gave them an inch of freedom, well...you know. Today I put on Eye of the Tiger (they learn that song in their music class) and I told them they had until the song was over to clean up the room, get their backpacks and line up.
Wouldn't you know they were in a perfectly straight, quiet line and the room was clean by the end of the song. No one pushed anyone to get to their backpacks, they were just having a jolly good time singing, dancing and cleaning up. LOVE THEM.
This week we've started studying Chickens! We got an incubator and and hatching baby chicks in the classroom. The kids are beyond thrilled.
So to get ready for our big arrival (The chicks are expected on November 14th) we have been learning all about chicks, chicken, and eggs.
WE studied the parts of the egg with a powerpoint slide show. (I'm not putting my chicken stuff up on TPT yet, but if anyone is studying chickens this year I'd be happy to send you these resources. )
We also did this an experiment with a regular kitchen egg. We put it in vinegar to see what would happen. And we were totally fascinated with the results.
We are also working on completing what I call the chicken choice board. I'm a big fan of letting the kids take charge of their learning so they are able to choose from a menu of activities to learn more about chickens.
In reading we have been studying fables and we made our own comic book versions. They turned out great. Here the kids are sharing their comic on the document camera.
We've also been studying making inferences. We used this anchor chart.
the pictures came from this fabulous pinterest board.
So that's it, link up and share your week in review!