Today was a testing day in math. Each class took a test over the material learned so far. Ms. Jennifer is grading these and will have them back for us next week! We will be increasing the number of video lessons for math class. This will help parents and students have a more cohesive math experience!
Social Studies- Mr. Dennis brought in a skit today for the kids. The play was about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The students have been studying this material for so long, and it was great to see them using it in a fun way!
Agricultural Education- Today was a split lesson in ag class. First, we learned about chicken embryo development. Our eggs are in the incubator! The students learned the timeline for chicken eggs. At day 18, we will take out the egg turner and increase the humidity. This is called "lock down". Then, three days later, the eggs should hatch! The class learned terms such as pipping and zipping, humidity, and candling. In two weeks, we will be candling the eggs to see the chicks growing inside! The maran eggs are very dark, so it can be hard to see through the shell. Hopefully by that point the embryos will be big enough for us to see movement!
The second half of the lesson was on the Food Guide Pyramid, legumes, and Georgia peanuts! The class learned that peanuts are not a nut, and that they grow under the ground. It is one thing to hear about plant growth, but it is quite another to see it! I took the class across the street for a quick demonstration on pulling peanuts. Although it was a little bit wet outside, it was worth the excitement of seeing those peanuts come right up out of the ground!
Have a safe and fabulous Labor Day weekend! We will see you on Tuesday!