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Hatching Chicks… Peep… Peep!!!

hatching chicks in the classroom

Hi Friends…I hope this post finds you all well.  I wanted to share a little bit of Spring with you today 🙂

When I first started teaching second grade, I wanted my students to have a hands-on experience with live animals by doing a life cycle unit.  I chose chicks…of course…aren’t they just the cutest little things!Unfortunately, I don’t get to do this unit anymore because our Kindergarteners do this unit in their classroom so I had to give it up. Sadsville!!! 🙁  But it was one of my favorite units to teach 🙂An online friend of mine recently told me that she was going to be hatching chicks with her second graders and I begged her to send me some pics of it because I wanted to blog about this unit for a while.Here are a couple of adorable videos on Hatching Chicks…

Baby Chick Hatching in Real-time

Check out this website of an actual farm.  They have real-time video footage of different types of hatchlings…how adorable is this!!!!

Live Hatching Video Stream

Check out this cool website on Candling your chick eggs.  This is AWESOME!  Candling our eggs was one of my favorite things to do.  It is amazing what you can see inside of the chick egg when you apply light to it.

Candling your chick eggs

My sweet friend shared some photos with me of her class hatching chicks this past week and I was sooooo happy to follow along on her fun chick journey through pictures…Excited little ones checking out the eggs…they didn’t even take off their backpacks…STRAIGHT TO THE EGGS…they said! Getting all warm and cozy in their incubator!

And the EXCITEMENT BEGINS….

As the students watched their chicks go through their life cycle, they documented the progress of the life cycle in their flip flap book…

Hatching Chicks Flip Flap Book

The students did observations and kept a log about what they saw as the chicks progressed through their life cycle.

It was a fun time had by all and I am so grateful that my friend took me along for the ride!If you would like to get your hands on this Hatching Chicks Flip Flap Book, click the image below…

Hatching Chicks Flip Flap Book resource

Thanks again for stopping by! Hugs,

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Hi, I'm Anna! I was a primary teacher for over twenty-three years, wife of a firefighter, mother of twin teenage boys, obsessed with being creative and helping teachers and love my Saturday morning quiet cup of coffee!
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