Our Eggs Are Here!

Today, Beth – the knowledgeable educator from Casey Farm – spent the morning with us. She brought with her twelve fertilized eggIMG_2181s, an incubator, warming lights, and lots of different kinds of bird eggs! And she also brought with her another wonderful surprise: a hen – Henny Penny – to visit us! We were able to touch her and see – up close – her comb, waddle, beak, ears, feathers and claws. We were surprised to discover that Henny Penny felt so soft. We even fed her some corn!


After we spent some time with Henny Penny and learned more about chickens, Beth then invited us to see the eggs laid by swans, bluebirds, robins, grey catbirds, golden eagles, hummingbirds, and even ostriches! We learned that eggs are camouflaged to be either the same color as their nests or as their mothers. 


Beth then showed us the incubator into which we will place our eggs. There they will stay (round side up, pointy side down) for 21 days until they hatch. We will have both Rhode Island Red and Black Ranger chicks.

Our countdown has begun . . . we can hardly wait!



An Egg-cellent Egg-spiriment

After extensive focus on the anatomy of teeth, we concluded our All About Me Unit, with the our first experiment of the year.


Students wondered what would happen to  the white egg if it was soaked in Coke. They wondered what might happen if they soaked a white egg in water.  Many of their predictions were very creative. “I predict that the egg will explode!” or “I predict that the egg will get mushy,” or “The egg will get spotted.”  There is nothing better than hearing a gasp of amazement from a first grader. They were all surprised to see the dark brown egg emerge from the caramel colored soda.

“What happened to the egg in water?” “I bet it got bigger!”


Here is our Israel emissary, Gilor showing the students how to spell the Hebrew word for egg.


First grade showing pride in their work!

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