In class 4 we have been very busy over the last 28 days.
Four weeks ago we set duck eggs into the incubator. We were all very careful around the incubator so that the eggs were not disturbed.
We candled them at day ten and also day twenty – we could see the developing embryos with their pulsing hearts and blood vessels. In the last few weeks we opened the incubator for half an hour each day to cool the eggs and sprayed them with warm water – as if the mammy duck had gone for a swim and came back wet.
It was great fun when teacher sprayed us instead of the eggs.
We were so delighted today when we came into school to discover that four little ducklings had hatched. They are so cute.
To find out more about ducks and their natural habitat, we visited Stephenstown pond yesterday. It was very wet but ‘a great day for ducks’, we had a wonderful time. We saw so many ‘Mallard’ ducks swimming and quacking and ‘bottoms up’.
Today we will write ‘invitations’ to invite all the other classes to come and see our baby ducklings – we are very proud.