Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Chicks!!

Springtime brings lots of new life! In our classroom we have 6 new baby chicks that have shown us the definition of new life! We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to watch the baby chicks hatch from their eggs in the incubator and grow into fluffy golden brown and one black baby chick! The students have really enjoyed watching the chicks grow; interact with each other; eat; drink; and we have even held the chicks. The kids are starting to become attached to the chicks and have given them names like "Oreo, Good With Bacon, Pretzel, Fluffy, Shadow, and Mo." We are so thankful that the Roderick family brought the chicks and have shared this awesome learning opportunity with us.  Here are a few pictures of our little chicky friends! Photos courtesy of Mrs. Straight, our in school photographer!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Deadline is right around the corner!

May 6th is the deadline to turn in book reports to earn the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate. Remember the requirements for 4th grade are:
1,200 Fiction pages
600 Non-fiction pages
The students are aware of the types of books they need to be reading and how many pages they need to meet their goal. Ask your student about their reading to make sure they are on top of it before it is too late. Thanks for your help!!

*The field trip for the Reading Circle Celebration is May 13th. Grades 3-6 will go to the movies and the park that day to celebrate our reading accomplishments!!