Sunday, May 7, 2017

We're hatching eggs!

Last week Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Frederick, and Mrs. Estrella gave us eggs to put in our incubator.  It will take about 21 days for the chicks to hatch.  We can't wait and hope we get to see the chicks peck their way out of their shells!

We also got outside to do a little planting in the garden.  Kindergartners planted 3 different types of radish seeds.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Our own worm bin

Mr. Robie came back to our school to teach us how to get the vermicompost out of our worm bin.
We used sifters to separate the worms from the vermicompost.  The sifters were pretty big.  It took 2 people to sift and to people to hold the bin.

We really liked having a worm bin in our classroom so Mr. Robie allowed us to adopt our very own bin! 

We feed the worms about a quart of fruit and veggie scraps once a week for 8 weeks and then we let the worms eat for a month. Here are a few pics of our classroom bin.

Our worms are really an incentive for eating healthy snacks.  We've been counting how many fruit and fresh veggie snacks our class eats at snack time.  In March we ate 231 healthy snacks!  That's 100 more than we ate in February!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Read Across America

What a fun day!  Everyone was invited to dress up as their favorite book character.

Some of the teachers dressed up too!

We welcomed a guest reader, Ms. Eileen, who read a couple of her favorite books.

We had a book swap.

And we finished the day reading with family and friends!