Thursday, June 12, 2014

End of year fun

Spring is here and school is coming to a close. The kids are LOVING recess time outside because they can finally play together! Many are finding out that now they know how to swing, how to pull themselves up on a pull up bar or how to play an organized sport.

To count down the end of the school year we had a countdown chain. First we read the book Skippy Jon Jones in Mummy Trouble. Then we talked about what colors of fur Skippy had and then each student got to paint their own Skippy!

On another day our chain was to wear mustaches! I found packs of them at the dollar store, you got 7 mustaches for only $1. The kids LOVED these, though I have to admit that they were not so easy to get off! However, the kids didn't seem to mind and seeing those smiles was just perfect! 

Then towards the middle of May we had baby chicks come to Wilbur! Mrs. Williams in room G-1 arranged it so that the University of Delaware agriculture department would bring an incubator. With the incubator the kids could see the life cycle of a baby chick! We had 11 baby chicks hatch! Each one was different and hatched at different times. The kids LOVED seeing each egg hatch.

As always check back soon to see what we have been up to! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

On My Own

Lately the kids have been enjoying our white boards when they finish their work early. These two munchkins decided to write their own sentences all by themselves! 

Also one of the boys in the class got the idea to use the blocks for something other than building. Instead he used them as dominoes! What is even cooler is that he got the whole class involved in it. One morning they all worked together and created a large 'block domino' course. These kids amaze me everyday!

On May 6th we went on a mini field trip to the school cafeteria. When we were there we saw where they washed the dishes, how they make our sandwiches and where they store all the extra food and big cans!

We also got to see how they package our grapes, the big refrigerator, the oven, the mixer, and the scale that helps the bakers measure the chocolate chips that go in the cookies. Then Ms. Connie brought us out to the main cafeteria. Once there each student got to make two sugar cookies. Then later at lunch each student got to eat one of their cookies.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


We got our caterpillars on May 6th! We watched them grow and by Monday May 12th they had made cocoons! Our other five caterpillars are going a little slow but it helps us to see the process of them growing!


One week later our first cup of caterpillars turned into cocoons. We were very excited to see them come out. Our second cup of caterpillars were still growing but on May 19th they too made cocoons!!

Finally we had butterflies! We watched them fly, fed them oranges, and watched them in their basket.