On Sunday and Monday our chicks hatched and we welcomed 9 baby chicks into our classroom! The looks on the student's faces when they saw the chicks for the first time was such a special moment. Monday we completed our chick books, where the students have been keeping track of the hatching process. They then wrote in their chick journals about what the chicks were like on their very first day. Tuesday we got to move the chicks into their brooding cage and observe them. Wednesday, we got to pet the chicks for the first time! The highlight of the week came on Thursday when the students each got to hold the chicks! Friday, we wrote a letter to our favorite chick telling them what we like about them and how they got their name. The students then read it to the chicks :)
- Learning the digraph qu in Jolly Phonics
- Introducing subtraction and focusing on the term "take away". The students practiced representing subtraction equations with unifix cubes. We also practiced writing equations and talking about the minus sign.
- Exploring and doing research about farms; the different types, the different parts, and how things change and grow on a farm. The chicks will be going back to a farm on Friday, so we wanted to learn about what their life will be like there! The students started new farm themed centers on Friday that included: retelling a story about a chicken living on a farm through a story map, observing and writing about our chicks, building and labeling the parts of a farm, and making a chick out of play-doh and them telling about the important parts it needs to survive and grow.