Sunday, April 12, 2020

Incubating chicken eggs days 1-7

We started incubating chicken eggs on Monday! In our incubator we have green, brown, white and tan eggs.  We have 18 eggs, how many do you think will end up hatching?

Here is a peek at what is happening inside the eggs this week.

Day One: It may not look like much is happening, but today the chicks' brain is starting to grow and develop.

Day Two: Today the chicks' heart is starting to beat and red blood vessels appear in the yolk. The blood vessels are how the chick gets food and nutrients when it is inside the egg.

Day Three: The chicks' nose and wings are starting to develop today.

Day Four: The chicks' tongue is beginning to form today.

Day Five: Did you know that when a chick is inside an egg it is called an embryo??

Day Six: The chicks' beak is starting to develop today.

Day Seven: The chicks' legs and wings are growing more today!

If you have created a chick incubation calendar it may look something like this:

Starting Monday I will be doing updates on the incubation process through videos on the Marco Polo app.

Sending huge hugs,
Teacher Meghan

The Adventures of Baby Mabel

Baby Mabel has been having some strange adventures this week. I keep finding her cage empty and will often spot her frolicking in  my backyard. She is often dressed in different outfits and has met some interesting friends this week.

She met a little gnome friend...

She defended her territory from a fire breathing dragon and some tiny neon ninjas.

And she tried moving into a castle for an afternoon.

 One day Mabel put on a fancy tutu and a fur clip and attended a garden party.

She even tried impersonating the Easter bunny and I think she hoped if she kept her eyes closed no one would notice she was not a real bunny!

Enjoy the sunshine this week! More Baby Mabel adventures will be coming your way soon.
Teacher Meghan

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

All The Colors of The Rainbow in the YC - Teacher Christine

This week was filled with color and rainbows, leprechauns and magic! 

On Tuesday the kids painted muffin tins the colors of the rainbow to create their own stamps.

At the science table, the kids worked on counting how many green gems would sink their cauldron. They had so much fun!

On Thursday, the kids loved making fruit loop bracelets and necklaces.

We had fun exploring with prisms on Thursday!

Our water tub was filled with gems, gold, cauldrons, and leprechauns!

We filled the texture table with trucks, shovels, and windmills -- tried and true favorites!

The kids had fun building different marble runs at the light table.

We made beautiful rainbow art at creation station!

Here's a look at your kids playing around the room!

Friends love to help each other find the right key to open the locked doors of this little house.

We painted in shades of green at the easel.

They loved playing with our new castle!

Book nook is a great place to relax and read together.

We celebrated a special birthday!

Magna tiles never lose their magic.

Baby Mabel sure is loved!

We start off our second circle time with instruments. The kids absolutely love playing the drums.

We read a HILARIOUS book called That is Not a Good Idea by one of our favorite authors, Mo Willems.

We love our yoga practice!

Recess is always such a joy, and this spring weather has been delightful. 

We are going to miss all of you so much during this extended break. Stay well!

Christine and Meghan