Third Class have been learning about the rain-forest and the life cycle of reptiles and chicks. We were lucky to have a visit from Jamie Paul's sister and mam who own some reptiles.The class got to see two corn snakes (Kaa and Clio) and a chameleon up close. Some of the braver ones even petted them and had them on their hands!(They didn't feel slimy just cold and smooth.)The snakes look for the warmest part of your body and like to wrap themselves around you and cling on so they don't fall.Jamie Paul brought us in some snake skin from when the snake last shed it's skin
Ms Foley's class went around the school grounds to see Spring seasonal changes.We looked at the flowers,plants and trees and named and identified different ones.We used our walk around the courtyard to inspire our Vincent van Gogh art and painted irises and cherry blossoms. Then we wrote Spring Haikus inspired by the nature around us.
Life Cycle of a Chick
We are learning all about the life cycle of a chicken in Ms. Foley's class.Seven eggs were collected from farmer Joe in Newbridge Farm.They were put into an incubator and will take 21 days to hatch (Due date is the 10th of April!)The temperature in the incubator must be kept constantly at 37.5 degrees for the eggs to hatch.The humidity needs to be the right temperature and because of this we need to fill up the water chamber daily.We use a special piece of equipment called a candler and an ovascope to check if the chick is growing inside the egg(a bit like a baby scan!)There are many things that could go wrong along the way.Two eggs were infertile(eating eggs) so we had to take them out.We are doing a daily countdown and chick diary daily.Here is a really good website if you want to learn all about what is going on inside the eggs every day.
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