Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Walk About Puppets!!!!!!!

Tuesday we had the opportunity to attend the BEST puppet show EVER!   Many of you know Mr. Bob Parsons from Walk About Puppets, here in Opelika!  He visited the school to share Goldilocks and the Three Bears with us, and it was a real treat!  Here is a giant picture adventure (with a few videos too)...

Mrs. Sartain introducing Mr. Bob

He is so funny!

He talked to us about American Sign Language and how he incorporates it into his shows!  

Storytime at 11:00!

I think his book might be too small! :)

This one might be too heavy?

He CREATED this pop-up book, along with each of his puppets, ALL BY HIMSELF!!!  AWESOME!

It truly is unbelievable! 
There is baby bear!

We had front row seats!!!!!

I tried to get laughing pictures, but my camera was being a bit slow! :)

They were either mesmerized or laughing hysterically!



All of the puppets together!

After the show, Mr. Bob took questions from the audience!   
We found out he is a fireman, a puppeteer, AND he is from Australia!  WOW!

Showing us how he made the bear puppets.

Showing us how he made Goldilocks.  Carving her from a piece of wood!

What an awesome morning we had!  A HUGE thanks to Mr. Bob for making the puppet show so special! :)

With my best,

Monday, April 22, 2013

Eggciting news!!!!!

Sunday was day 21 in our hatching adventure!  I stopped by around 2:00 to check on them and we had ONE chick!!!!!!  I was so excited!!!  As we came in this morning, on day 22, we had one more chick to hatch.  We are still holding out hope for the other 12 eggs!  We will give them until Wednesday or Thursday before we lose hope!  Here are a few pictures of our chicken adventures...
Our one little chick, who the children have already named "Chirpy," when I came on Sunday!
Gates and Avery watching the chicks.

Chirpy and Nemo
Nemo is the brown chick.  One of his wings is significantly smaller than the other.  This is causing some MAJOR balance issues.  We hope they are just balance issues, and not signs of not making it!  

Sorry for the cords. I bought a clear container so we could see the chicks easier, but the cords aren't the most aesthetically pleasing!

Our chart showing the development inside the egg each day.  We had each egg covered up with the number on the front.  Each day the helpers got to take the egg off to show the class what's happening inside!

Here are our remaining eggs!  We hope they will hatch!!!

We began a chick observation journal!  Here are a few pictures...

Happy Hatching! :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This week during shared reading, we've been learning all about fiction vs. non-fiction!  We've also focused on caterpillars and butterflies!  Each day we read both a fiction and non-fiction book on butterflies!  We completed a smartboard chart...
We also made our very own butterfly life cycles...

Skyler is excited to start!



Hanging in our room.

Close up view!

And last, but not least, we received our caterpillars this week!  It has been so much fun watching them grow bigger and BIGGER over the past 4 days!  We cannot wait to see what they look like on Monday, when we return!

Have a wonderful three-day weekend! :)