Cracking Soon… Hatchlings… to Little Chicks!

Chicks very Comfortable in the Playground

Little Chicks!

Message from Mother Hen

Message from Mother Hen

 

Little Chicks Eating

Little Chicks Eating

 

Chick Habitat

Chick Habitat

Chicks Hiding

Chicks Hiding

 

Chicks Getting Comfortable

Chicks Getting Comfortable

 

Chicks very Comfortable in the Playground

Chicks very Comfortable in the Playground

Chicks back in the warmth

Chicks back in the warmth

Hatchlings!

What a difference a week makes…

There has been lots of action in LVPPP’S ‎hatcheries. The teeny tadpoles are wiggling away. There are now hundreds 5mm tadpoles exploring the upstairs aquarium.

Finally, the chicks have made their appearance. This year’s crop seems to be exclusively dark brown – an interesting difference from most preschoolers’ stereotypical chick. With all the cheeps of excitement there has been some loss. The teachers are using these circumstances to introduce the life cycle and notions of death at an age appropriate level.

‎And oh the stories! Ask our students about: “Nicola and the terrible, stinky smell” or the dramatic play by play of a teacher-supported hatching.
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Nicola helped with the hatching of eggs. Here is a video of the chick emerging…

Cracking Soon!

Spring brings lots of new life to LVPPP. We are lucky to share the school with visiting students from next year’s classes. We have new things growing in our garden. And if we are lucky some special eggs arrive. This year we are doubly luck: two sets of eggs.

Chicken Eggs

Our chicken eggs arrived a couple of weeks ago and are being kept warm in an incubator. The class was able to “candle” them (hold them up to flashlight to see what is inside) and we expect them to hatch next week. Stay tuned for an invitation to visit a chick open house to see them up close.

Frog Eggs

New this year: frog eggs! We have never had these before but Nicola has done her research and we hope to see these little guys go through their life cycle. We will keep you posted.

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