A few years ago we had this big discussion (kind of like *The Great Recess Debate* that Kristin talked about --except my meetings never sound as funny as Kristin makes hers out to be... apparently K, 1, and 2 were all teaching the frog life cycle. Yup- 3 straight years :) We came to an agreement- 2nd got frogs, we got chickens, and K got butterflies. I personally thought we got the short end of the deal- I loved teaching about frogs! That is until- I dove into the world of chickens. NOW- I know- we were lucky! Hatching eggs is one of my absolute favorite things we do in first grade (in fact I know some 4th grade teachers who are quite envious- don't touch our life cycle though).
Here are some book suggestions (both fiction and nonfiction) for a chicken unit!
I LOVE hatching them.
I LOVE watching them ---and ohhh-ing and ahhh-ing over how cute they are!
And then I LOVE sending them on their way about a week after hatching! Our babies this year are still on day 14 in the incubator and we HOPE they will make their debut next Tuesday or Wednesday.
If you are looking for a unit to supplement an existing unit on chickens or looking for a starting off point- check out Christie's unit...it's adorable! And puuuurfect for how I teach chickens!
In other news- I started a FB page. I thought it would be a great way to connect to readers, run sales, and link to other bloggers. Click on the pic below to check it out!