HERE} Then we have our chicks... one of the most exciting parts to Open House! The incubator is still out, because yes, there are a few more eggs! And to the right are cute pictures of my little ones- see below for a better picture of that board:
Much better....right? Each child chooses a zoo animal after our field trip to the zoo. We spend about one to two days learning about each animal. Each child shares the most interesting fact they learned about their animal.
We have 2 different things hanging from the ceiling this year... First up are the "Math About Me" posters. This is a Freebie from First Grade Smiles. If you check out the freebie you will see I changed it a bit by having the kids create their own heads (I'm not sure about the choice I made)
We read the story "The Cow that Went Oink." If you haven't read it, here is the summary I put on the board:
We also wrote our own farm animal stories... this may be my favorite Open House project for 2013:
Sorry for the slightly out of focus picture! They worked HARD on these little stories!
Last item to share on this post are our two graphs:
Gail Gibbons book, "The Milk Makers." I use so many of her fabulous books!
Last- Would you like to live on a farm? As you can see... for me the answer is no!
Part Two is coming soon!