Little "cheeps" can be heard as you walk into the Lake/Anderson classroom. The sounds are coming from two small fluffy critters in a big plastic container -- baby chicks.
This is the second year that the second-graders have incubated and hatched chickens -- one of the chicks is actually from an egg laid by one of last year's babies!
They scaled back the numbers a little bit this year, starting with six eggs instead of more than twenty, but the excitement and learning that goes with the process is still the same. The students learn embryology by incubating, "candling" the eggs to see inside as they grow, and watching them hatch.