While in the process of putting this blog together, our first chick was born. By the time that I publish this blog tomorrow, I'm sure we will have many more chicks. But here is a picture and a super short video of our first-born.
|Here is the first chick cracking through its shell |
and into the world!
|It tries its best to stand up on wobbly legs. It must stay in the incubator for 24 hours before being put into the brooder box|
Before the arrival of the incubator and eggs, the first grade enjoyed a chick hatching show put on by Mrs. P. of the Science Center. The show was a preview into what will happen in our very own classrooms.
Here are a few photos of the chick hatching show held last week:
|First graders hold up models of eggs from birds both living and extinct (Evan holds up the extinct Elephant Bird egg)|
|Ms. P. explains the parts of the egg.|
|Ms. P. shows a model of the inside of a chicken.|
|Mrs. P. explains the difference between a hen and a rooster.|
|A first grader from another class models how a chicken lays eggs.|
|...and how the hen keeps her eggs warm.|
|Mrs. P. introduces the Incubator.|
|She shows us the inside of an incubator...|
|...and the outside of the incubator|
|Nora demonstrates the comb and waddle of the chicken.|
|Introducing the star of our show... Mr. Rooster!|
|We have seven eggs in our incubator, |
waiting to hatch!
|The students begins writing down observations of the eggs in their chick journals.|
|After they write in their paper journals, they take a picture with their i-Pad and write in their electronic chick journal too.|