Monday, February 1, 2016

The Chickens have arrived!

Chickens: Thanks to Ms. Pavilcek and the Burlington Science Center, we have been able to enjoy the company of baby chicks in our very own classroom! On Monday, our eggs were delivered to us in our classroom incubator. When we came into school on Tuesday morning, we were so excited and surprised to see that many of our chicks had hatched overnight! We are very lucky to now have 6 chickens in our classroom. Throughout the week we have been taking careful observations of our chickens in our very own Chick Journal. We even had the opportunity to hold or pet our chicks. We have also been able to use these observations as part of our research for our upcoming informative report on chickens. Aside from observing our chicks, we have begun to take detailed notes and sketches in our research notebooks to keep track of the facts we are learning. Ask your first grader about what observations they have made, what facts they have learned and check out some pictures of our new visitors below!

Published Authors: We are now persuasive pros and are moving on to informative writing. We worked so hard on our persuasive movies and took some time to celebrate our finished products last week by watching our movies and writing notes to the authors/producers. We also LOVED getting notes from our families and we were over the moon to find out that our blog had hundreds of visitors to watch our masterpieces! As a class, we discussed again that writers write for their audience so we were very excited to hear we had such a big audience. We are SO proud of ourselves and we hope that we were able to persuade you of what the best season is!

Whip & Nae Nae Video/ Ticket Jar: A few weeks ago, Pine Glen students earned their first school wide prize for earning enough Hoot Cards - a dance party! Check out the link below! We also learned a class wide chicken dance for filling our ticket jar again!

Ms. Zannotti’s Blog: Take a minute to visit Ms. Z’s blog! A link to the Pine Glen Counseling blog can also be found in the blog list of the side of the page.

Talking Tidbits:
-Our Baby Chickens!
-Sneaky “E” words like hope, safe, Pete, and pine
-Fact families and related facts
-Informative Writing
-Chicken research
-Bowling in P.E.!


Reading Our Notes to the Author

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