It was a lot of cutting!
It's hard to believe but last Monday was our 100th day of Kindergarten. Time flies!! We were involved in a variety of activities throughout the day (and the rest of the week).
We created our 100th Day Banner. We counted 10 groups of 10 hearts to get 100 hearts.
It was a lot of cutting!
We created our "counting by tens" crowns. Some children chose to decorate them.
Our 100 day glasses:
We had fun building with our 100 cups! They fell down a lot!
Weighing our 100 Day collections. Can you get the scale to balance? Some collections are very heavy.
Working on our 100-link chain. We used 10 loops of 10 different colours to get 100. When we measured it, it ended up being 4 1/2 children long!
A number of students enjoyed using our 100 centimeter ribbons to measure and find things in the classroom that are 100 centimeters long.
Here's some photos of the children at work with various activities from our "chick" theme.
A large part of our learning during this theme was focused on the life cycle of chickens. The children demonstrated their knowledge by putting together their own life cycles.
The end result:
Some "chick" artists at work!
We certainly heard a lot of that over the last week!! As the chicks got older, they became braver (they wouldn't huddle up with the other chicks quite so much) ...and noisier!! At the chick centre, the children have enjoyed watching them grow and change over the course of the week.
More chick photos:
After One Week:
One week after our first egg hatched we started to notice some changes. Do you notice the changes?
Yes, their fluffy chick feathers have started to be replaced by their adult feathers.
We said "good-bye" to our chicks on Tuesday. Mrs. Mount, one of our school Certified Education Assistants, made us little chick cupcakes for the chicks' send-off. After school I delivered our feathery friends to "Farmer Rachael" who then took them back to her farm.
At the Farm
Farmer Rachael sent a couple of photos of our chicks at her farm in Chase. She said the chicks are doing well and getting bigger. It's exciting to know that they are happy at their new home!
This is what the incubator looked like this morning when I got to work!
We have had amazing success with our chicks! So far, all but 4 of our eggs have hatched and they are very healthy looking chicks. Today we got to watch another chick hatch. It's very exciting! We have now moved them out of the incubator and into the 'brooder' where they will stay warm under the light, drink water, eat food, and peck. They will peck anything and everything!! Many other classes in the school have enjoyed coming to see our little feathered friends. We will be sending them back to the farm on Monday after school. Feel free to come and take a peak. Enjoy the photos.
We got to watch another one hatch. It was very exciting!
Our class size has increased over the last couple of days! We welcomed three chicks to our classroom yesterday and today.
We were extremely lucky on Tuesday. We got to watch our black chick actually hatch! It took it a while to get out but it finally made it.
Our third chick arrived without much warning. He popped out shortly after recess.
Everyone got a chance to hold one of our chicks!
As a part of Math we have been practicing the concept of sorting using our Treasure Boxes. Our Treasure Boxes contain small items, such as pom poms, popsicle sticks, buttons, teddy bears, etc. The children are encouraged to sort by such things as colour, size, or shape. Many of the children are even able to sort by more than one attribute or come up with some creative ways to group the items! After they have had a chance to sort then we had 'partner time' to explain how they sorted to a classmate. Practicing their oral language skills is an important part of the kindergarten program.
We took a closer look at the inside of unfertilized eggs this week. We compared the inside of brown eggs to white eggs. We also compared cooked eggs as well.
The children have enjoyed looking at the eggs with our magnifying glasses at the "chick centre" and also looking at some of our fiction and non-fiction books.
Our "Chick" theme vocabulary is in our drawing & writing centre. Creating "chick" booklets has been a very popular activity during our Activity Time.
Keep checking back on the blog to see when our chicks hatch!
I'm Mrs. MacDonald. Welcome to a window into our kindergarten classroom. My goal of this blog is to give you an opportunity to see some of the things that we are doing at school. Enjoy!