Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chicks, Ducklings & Quail

 Totally missed posting about our baby chicks last week -- just too busy! We have a small incubator that rotates the eggs and we've been able to watch eggs hatch the last 2 years. Last year we just had chicks, but this year we had chicks and ducks. It turned out that many of the chicken eggs weren't fertilized so we ended up with mostly ducks.  The best thing about this year's adventure was having it projected.  We decided to move the incubator under the document camera and several classes were able to watch the hatching live!  The other 1st grade teacher kept the incubator in her room this year and she has an adorable picture of one of her students with his hands reaching up towards the projected picture like he's trying to hold one in his hands.  The kids had a great time checking in on the progress of the eggs and journaling about it.  I found this great unit on TPT last year - What's Hatchin' Chick.  It has a really good journal in it and several other great activities.  I'll try to remember to take a picture of the newly hatched cuties and post it soon.

My son also found quail eggs in some bushes next to the school!  There are 16 eggs.  We were concerned about scaring off the mama, but it seems like she came back. 

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