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"Egg-citing" Time for Young Students at St. Anne Catholic School

St. Anne Fr. Immersion E.L.K.P students, Cameron O'Daiskey and Ella Caissie hold newly hatched day old chicks as part of their inquiry ito the life cycle of a chicken.

April 30, 2012 - Over the past few weeks, the French immersion full day kindergarten students at St Anne Catholic school in Hanmer investigated a new inquiry about eggs. This inquiry allowed student's in teacher Alice Desormeaux's class to formulate different ideas about eggs. They realized that some eggs can be eaten and some eggs have chicks. They explored the possibilities that eggs can be all different sizes and cooked different ways. They cracked eggs, decorated eggs, and discussed the different egg textures.
On one day, they even experienced two visitors that joined their class for the afternoon. A parent brought in two, one day old chicks for the students to observe and hold. "The overwhelming response to their presence in our classroom was, 'Can we keep them'", said Alice Desormeaux, Kindergarten teacher. They were fascinated with the idea that these chicks had only hatched from their eggs the day before. They also learned that chicks need water, food, and heat to survive.
"The chicks were so cute," said 4 year old Cameron O'Daiskey. "It's so neat that they have a blue dot on their head to tell that they're boys.". Both chicks that visited had a blue marked dyed on the top of their head to indicate that they were male. The students were excited to see these chicks and have furthered their inquiry into the life cycle of a chicken.



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