Kindergartners in Sarah Mason’s classroom played Tuesday with chicks that hatched overnight. A local farmer had given Mason eggs 21 days ago. Students noticed Monday that there was a hole — a “pip” — in one egg.
“So we knew one of them had hatched,” Mason said.
“It’s like a chick party!” a kindergartner shouted as others raised their hands or asked for their turn to touch one of the chicks.
“Learning about life cycles is part of our kindergarten science,” Mason said. “This is one of the ways they get to have hands-on experience,” Mason said.
The chicks will stay with the class through the week and then go back to a farm.