Pheasant Eggs

This tweet says it all…

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!

They Hatched!

For twenty-three days we have been faithfully turning the pheasant eggs in our classroom.

Turning Pheasant Eggs

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!

Baby Pheasant

Baby Pheasants

Baby Pheasants

Our Snowy Day

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.

Flashlight Friday

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.

Shaving Cream Pictures

Later, we read some of the tweets by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, and they inspired us to make this space station.

Making a Space Station