Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We went to the zoo, how about you?

This past week we went on one of our last field trips of the year, and it was awesome! We got to visit the Birmingham Zoo. At school, we have been learning facts about zoo animals and really talking up what we would see at the zoo. Finally, it was our day to visit the zoo. We had a great time! We got to see all sorts of neat animals, feed the lorikeets, and ride the train. All my kiddos were great! They all stayed together, used our peacemaker words, and had fun. A special thanks to all my parents who were able to come with us. You don't know how much I appreciated your kindness, help, and support! Here are a few awesome pics of our trip.
 Feeding the Lorikeets
 Got to see the elephants.
 The baby lion cubs! Oh my goodness, they were so fun to watch!
 Our little tour guide! Since it had been a very long time since Mrs. Snead had been at the zoo, Vyveanna, who had came a lot, helped us out! Thanks!
 We even worked on our map skills at the zoo. We wanted to see what we wanted to look at next.
 Having fun on the train ride.
 Checking out the sea lions. Anna decided that she no longer wants to be a teacher at BSLK, she want to be a zoo keeper so she can spend all day swimming with the sea lions! :) Great idea!
We're excited about the zoo!

Well guys, it's getting close to time to say good bye for another school year and move forward. Wow! Just seems like a week or two ago we were just getting to know each other and learning about colors! We have come so far! We are reading now and being such big girls and boys. I'm so proud of all of them. These next few weeks brings Mommy morning, first grade move up days, graduation, last round of DIBELS testing, field day, book fair, and our end of the year party. WHEW!! Lots going on at BSLK! This next week our theme is oceans, just in time to start thinking about summer beach trips. Looking forward to another busy and fun week in K!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Down on the Farm!

It's down on the farm at BSLK! Our unit of study last week was farm animals and how farms help feed us and our families.  On Friday we had school wide farm day. It was a blast. We were able to see and hold baby chicks, goats, pigs and lambs. We also got to see roosters and hens and the eggs they lay. Mrs. Cavannah our ESL teacher also brought her horse, Flash. We got to learn about him and touch his tail. Also, she showed us how she rides him in her horse shows. Here are a few pics of our day!
 Farmer Michael and Tori are working in the milk relay. We had to work together to get our milk (water) from the cow to the table.
 Here are Emily and Jaxon milking our "cow"
 How sweet!

 Just loved that baby pig!
 My cuties driving the tractor!
 We even got to plant flowers with Mrs. Baugh and Mrs. Landers.
 Mrs. Cavannah telling us all about Flash.
 Farm life gets a little stinky sometimes!
Miss Wishywashy was even at farm day!

We had so much fun and learned so much! This week we are learning about zoo animals and getting ready for our spring field trip to the Birmingham zoo! We are so excited! Hope you all have a great week!