Thursday, May 28, 2009

Busy bees outside and busy hands inside...

The knobbed cylinders appeal to the first, second, and third year students.

For more of a challenge, children can choose to try this material blindfolded.

Skip counting..2,4,6,8 who do we appreciate??

Loose quantity, sorting, and matching all in one work!

It takes excellent fine motor skills to use these teeny tiny clothespins.

Barrettes and hairbands...matching colors and fine motor work at the same time.

Ice cubes to cool us down...

The infamous teen material. It never gets old.

Learning to draw a chick.

Grouping loose quantities.

Learning about pastel crayons and blending.

Preparing snack for friends..

April showers have brought May flowers...

Some friends are learning to identify local wildflowers.

Still life pencil drawings done by a couple friends.

A how-to book on drawing a Daisy. 

Nomenclature cards for local wildflowers.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy May Day!

We celebrated the first day of May with a ribbon dance around a may pole...

"Egg"citing News

Our fertile eggs arrived from the farm on April 24th. We carefully marked the eggs and set them in the incubator.

The eggs will take twenty one days to develop and hatch. The children will watch that the temperature in the incubator remains at 99F and gently turn the eggs three times a day.

Hatch day is anticipated for Thursday May 14....

While waiting for hatch day, we study the parts of an egg and the stages of embryo development.

Focused work in the primary classroom...