For the next 25 days, our class will be looking after 30 pheasant eggs. If all goes as we hope, we should be able to watch some of them hatch before the long weekend in May. All of the children get a day to help turn the eggs, so excitement is running high!
For twenty-three days we have been faithfully turning the pheasant eggs in our classroom.
Today at long last some of the chicks emerged from their eggs. Two had been born over night, so they were already nice and fluffy and perfect for holding. As if on cue, one of the eggs hatched before our eyes. A powerful day of learning!
Because we had a LOT of snow last night, the buses did not run today. Very few students showed up at school, so we threw our original plans out in the snow.
First, because it was Friday,we all read by flashlight.
We also drew some pictures of what we saw out the window and then mixed up some shaving cream and glue to use as the snow.
This is what one of the pictures looked like when we were finished.
What do a Giant Japanese Salamander, a Smooth-Sided Toad and a Hellbenders Salamander have in common? They are all amphibians. We learned about them all today when we watched the Discovery Education live event from the National Zoo in Washington D?C. While we watched, the students took notes to help themselves remember what they were learning.