Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chick Hatch 2012 Update

Some of you have been having trouble viewing the live webcam.  Here is another link to the ustream channel.  We'll be candling eggs again today around 9:00.  Hopefully, we'll be able to see a little more than yesterday.  It's still very early so all we'll be able to see is some faint blood vessels if they are developing.

During Incubation:

First day

16 hours - first sign of resemblance to a chick embryo
20 hours - appearance of vertebral column
21 hours - beginning of nervous system
22 hours - beginning of head
24 hours - beginning of eye

Second day

25 hours - beginning of heart
35 hours - beginning of ear
42 hours - heart beats

Third day

60 hours - beginning of nose
62 hours - beginning of legs
64 hours - beginning of wings
Fourth day - beginning of tongue
Sixth day - beginning of beak
Eighth day - beginning of feathers
Tenth day - beginning of hardening of beak
Thirteenth day - appearance of scales and claws
Fourteenth day - embryo gets into position suitable for breaking shell
Sixteenth day - scales, claws and beak becoming harder.
Seventeenth day - beak turns toward air cell
Nineteenth day - yolk sac begins to enter body cavity
Twentieth day - yolk sac completely drawn into body cavity; embryo occupies practically all the space within the egg except the air cell
Twenty-first day - hatching of chick

This picture below is an example of what we should be able to see by days 4,5 and 6.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Candling attempt #1

Sorry folks, it's too early.  Maybe tomorrow or Friday.  Check back with us again!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Language Skill this Week: Irregular Verbs

The verbs has and have tell about the present, or now.

Use have with I, you, we, they and plural nouns to tell about now.

Use has with he, she, it and singular nouns to tell about now.

The verb had tells about the past.

Use had with all pronouns and nouns to tell about the past.

The Eggs Have Names!

The eggs have been named.  They are:


Monday, March 19, 2012

Chick Hatch 2012

Day ONE of Chick Hatch

Day One of Chick Hatch 2012!  We are underway with our hatching project.  You will be able to watch the hatch live on ustream.  The camera will be set up by the end of the week.

This is a picture of us setting up the incubator.

All 13 eggs have been placed on an automatic turner so we do not have to worry with flipping the eggs 3 times a day.  This automatic turner will do all the work for us. :-)

This is a picture of how the eggs came shipped to us.  They were wrapped in bubble wrap to keep them from breaking.

Jazmine listens to see if she can hear the egg turner moving.  It is really quiet because it turns really slowly.

Fundraiser Update!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Prayer Child Foundation Fundraiser Update!

As of today, March 14th, we have raised $54.78 which exceeds our original goal of $50! We've reset our goal (which you sometimes have to do!) for $75.00. We hope to exceed that goal too!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chick Hatch 2012 Is Underway!!!

The eggs have been purchased and are on their way. We all liked the chickens that were white in color. The chickens with fancy feathers really made us smile! What did we get? White Silkies! They are a bantam breed which means they will be smaller than the average chicken. They are also the silkie breed which means they will have fancy hairdos and fluffy feathers. Here is a picture of the chickens we will be hatching.

Watch Diamond as she uses the smartboard to practice arranging letters to correctly spell our spelling words. We LOVE this anagram game on the smartboard.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Show me spelling lesson 25

Review about present-tense action verbs.

Add the ending -s to most present tense action verbs that tell about one.

Add the ending -es when a present-tense verb ends in s, x, sh, ch, or tch and tells about one.

Do not add -s or -es to a verb when a sentence is about I, you or more than one.

Getting a Dolphin Tan

While we were watching the Winter webcam today, we snapped this picture of either Panama or Nicholas as they were rolled over on their back tanning.  So cute!

Prayer Child Foundation Spare Change Collection

We have been collecting spare change for two days.  Our goal is to raise $50.00 to donate to the Prayer Child Foundation.  You can read more about this foundation at .  On our second day of collecting change, we have raised $10.47. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Show Me" Spelling

Watch our video that we made using the "show me" app on our iPad. You can practice your spelling words for lesson 24. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Favorite Classroom Reads