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Welcome Back to the Joseph Case High School's Child Care MyCam Page!  

Ducklings due during the week of June 10, 2012
Billy and Phyllis (or Phyl) are very happy with their new family in Plymouth, MA.  However, they are excited about the arrival of their new siblings who are due very soon.

If interested, watch as three more ducklings hatch.  This web cam is no longer at school, but is now at my home. 

As of Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning (June 12 - 13), the eggs will no longer rotate in order for the duckling to prepare for living outside its shell.  As we all watched and learned before, a sign of the hatching process will be a small pip(the first break in the shell) so that the duckling can breathe since it has run out of air within its shell.  Most ducklings will rest up to 24 hours after making this break.The rest of the hatching process can take an additional 4-8 hours to completely free its self from the shell and dry off.  It is important that they remain in the incubator until completely dry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P10vV4Xqkqo

http://dkphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/G0000X436BUTBFfQ


http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.cyc.elemduck/   (Grades k-5)

http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.stru.duckdev/  (grades 6-8)




Swansea Public Schools
Joseph Case High School & Case's Little Faces Preschool
Swansea, Massachusetts

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I want to thank all of you again for watching along with us as our first 2 ducklings hatched in school and to anyone of you who continued to watch as 3 more very cute ducklings hatched.  On Monday, June 18th 2 of the ducklings with leave to meet their siblings - Phyll/is and Billy and either Monday or Tuesday (18 or 19th) the 3rd duckling will also leave to join its new family.  Sad as it may be for some of you, as of Sunday night or Monday morning, 6/18, this webcam will be offline. crying
Again, I hope you have all enjoyed watching and hopefully learned a little something along the way.

Please feel free to post comments regarding this experience on our Case's Little Faces Blog if you'd like.
http://cases-little-faces.swansea.jchs.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?&gid=1248812&sessionid=c978a74bbdd2ed8020bd0be83ffcf7f3&t=bed607fef8dddd063f1014e85d7e905a


Have a happy, healthy, and safe summer.

Mrs. Alexander