Frank J Mitchell Elementary School kindergarten students are thrilled with their newest classroom additions. The students have hatched, and raised seven tiny chicks, as part of their curriculum involving lifecycles. “We began in October, growing pumpkin seeds,” says teacher, Jane Fraser. “This is by far the children’s favourite. They would spend all of their time with the chicks if they could,” she says.
Students took the time, and were thrilled to explain about what they learned. “Birds are oviparous,” meaning they hatch eggs,” they say. Students from around the school also popped by the classroom paying a visit to the new and popular little guests.
Aster, Buttercup, Clover, Daisy, Erica, Flower and Gladis will be flying the coop and heading to the Peebles farm in Sparwood.