You can probably only imagine the level of excitement in this classroom today…when our students arrived they discovered that one of our eggs in the incubator had actually hatched!
Then they realized that the Science Center had also delivered two chicks, already hatched and ready for us to adopt!
So maybe we didn't exactly stick to our regular schedule today…in fact. we went over to Mrs. Japel's room and got to see an egg hatch live on her SMART Board. She put the incubator under the document camera and all four of our classes got to see this happen live. How cool is that??
We did some learning about how to safely handle the chicks. They are really pretty tough, but they are still babies and we need to be careful. Everyone had a chance to hold or pet the chicks at least three times today. We also just let them wander around on the rug so we could observe and write about them!
Meet our new friends, Rosie and Speedy. Our other friend, ClaraBear, is still in the incubator. She does't seem very healthy, but we are going to follow Liam's advice and "have hope" that she will be better in the morning. Fingers crossed!!