It is hard to wait for something. You waited and waited for the quail eggs to arrive but finally they came and hidden in a big box full of packing material, we found the two packages filled with 26 eggs each! Wow! We were given twice as much because we had to wait so long.
We unwrapped the box very carefully and everyone present held their breath. Mr Welsh was careful not to squeeze them at all while he handled them. We all have to be very careful about touching the incubator, the temperature knob or even bumping the table. How many days will we have to wait? About 16 t0 19 days it will take for the chicks to grow inside the eggs and be ready to hatch.
52 eggs are really a lot. So you did some amazing math to help you figure out how many 52 really is.It is 10+10+10+10+10+2. and it is 26+26; and it is 50 +2. There are many ways to make 52.
Most of you hoped all of the eggs will hatch; we talked about the food they would need and the water. Mr. Welsh placed them all in the incubator and after taking one more picture we closed the top. The temperature will be constantly 99 degrees and we will check the humidity and add water if needed.
In Art you made colorful three-dimensional sculptures out of paper. Ms Cutelis showed you how to make a standing up mountain out of a flat piece of paper by cutting out a small wedge and gluing the sides together. Some of you made fireworks bursting in air!
On Friday you had Mrs Webber for a substitute, and only 17 children were at school in the class since so many of you skipped town early for the long weekend. Even so, you worked very hard on the 1st page of your Quail Book, which shows the eggs. You paid very close attention to the colors and the shapes. You found ways to illustrate what happens inside the eggs while they are in the incubator.
Tell an adult what instruments you played in Music and which song you sang while playing those… (hint: she came around the mountain). Mrs Webber read a great book one of you had checked out of the library on Wednesday. Do you remember the story?
The homework will be published at a later date here.