Elm Creek Elementary Students Witness Life Hatch Before Their Eyes
Elm Creek Elementary students got to watch life hatch before their eyes. Heidi Jo Servaty’s first-grade class was filled with excitement as they held baby chickens in their palms.
An Elm Creek teacher donates the eggs to classes and takes the chicks back to her hobby farm after they hatch. The chicks just recently hatched. Servaty said it takes about 21 days for chicks to break out of their shells. Since Friday, there have been five baby chickens that hatched. Students named them Chirp, Fuzzy, Lucky, Sub-Zero and Pedals.
Watching chicks hatch has been part of Elm Creek Elementary classrooms for four years. Last year, students missed out due to the pandemic. Baby chicks aren’t the only living creatures that transform before their eyes.
“Before doing the chicks we had our meal worms, and then they transformed into some beetles. So it’s just a living things unit to see how the cycle of life goes,” explained Servaty.
Anticipation continues to grow as students expect seven more chicks to hatch, as well as four ducklings and one gosling.