Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring is hatching!

We've been studying Easter this week and with that said, I was able to throw in Oviparous and Not Oviparous animals.  If you haven't figured out by now...I'm notorious for throwing a multitude of things together and knocking out lots of curriculum standards in one swoop! ;-)  ha ha Yes!! For help, you must check out this corresponding unit at {Chalk Talk}.
We read the book Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller and sorted animals that do and do not lay eggs.
We also have been working on hatching this little guy!  (Picked up at the Dollar Tree) He has finally come out of his shell and is getting BIGGER by the day. 
Check out the chicks we made, too.  This art activity goes great with Easter AND oviparous animals! :)
 We sequenced an "Animals from Eggs" story.
 And made our own class book! 
A chick hatches from an egg.
 A bird hatches from an egg.
 An octopus hatches from an egg.
 A spider hatches from an egg.
 A dinosaur hatches from an egg.
 A turtle hatches from an egg.
We also made tie dyed eggs using coffee filters, markers, and a spray bottle.
Happy Easter! ~Miss E