Hard to imagine a better way to be way to be welcomed into this world than with a bunch of five year olds cheering you on.
Always a miracle!
We started in early April with a dozen eggs fresh from the farmyard. Loaded up the handy dandy Turn-X Automatic Incubator. Fired it up, and ……..
Twenty one long days later…..
after much work, out popped a baby chick.
(You can see a short video of one of our chicks actually hatching here.) Be prepared for some cheering!
My expectant students already had names ready and a decorated nursery!
Seriously, I get to spend the day with some of THE sweetest five year olds on the planet!!!!
May wonders never cease in their world.
Fantastic – watching them grow will be so amazing
It is. Then when they start to lay eggs for me, even better!
How precious to share this experience with five year olds. Thanks so much for sharing!
I never get tired of seeing how excited and spellbound they are through the whole process.
I LOVE that!! How exciting!!
Good Morning Leanne! I hope you got to see the short utube video of one actually hatching. It’s so fun to hear the kids reactions.
This is some seriously cute stuff! You are one lucky teacher.
So true. I AM one lucky teacher. I hope you got to see the short u tube video. The kids reactions are priceless!
So sweet. I grew up on a farm and some of my favorite memories are of watching the babies chicks hatch in the spring. Thank you for sharing!
Nothing like sharing this with five year olds. They are spellbound and their reactions are priceless. I hope this will be one of my students favorite memories, too.
Enjoy your day, Kelly!
That is so fabulous . . . something those 5-year-olds will remember for the rest of their lives (as will you, I suspect). Thanks for sharing.
Oh yes, I hope they will remember this! Thanks for checking it out!
This is so sweet! I love animals… We have a goose nesting right outside the cafeteria at work. Papa Goose is starting to hang around again, so the eggs will be hatching any day now!
How cool, a goose nest! I hope you have your camera ready!!!!
Thanks for checking this out, Lisa!
Oh boy! Yay for you!! I loved watching the chicks hatch – thanks for the memories!
Good Morning Kelli! Wasn’t it fun to hear their reactions.
I love this! I’ve spent many happy years with the sweetest FIRST graders in the world, so I especially enjoyed seeing your students’ art and writing! 🙂
I used to teach first grade, too! I love first grade art! I used to want to buy some of it from them, frame it and put it on my wall at home. Where do you teach now?
I have drawings of my husband and me in a frame on top of my frig that one of my students gave me. 🙂 I started writing for educational publishers while I was teaching and now do that full time (www.edwriter.com). It’s so much fun, but I do miss seeing the kids and my teacher friends every day!
Seriously!!!!! Writing for educational publishers? I checked out the site you gave me. WOW I’m so impressed and intrigued. How did you get started in educational writing? I’d love to do something like that!
I started by sending book ideas based on activities I used in my classroom to places like Carson-Dellosa and Evan-Moor. Then, after my first couple of books came out, I sent out resumes and started getting assignments from different publishers. Now I work for Benchmark Education Company in New York from my home in Kansas. It’s the perfect job for me! 🙂 Try sending some lessons, management tips, etc. in to Mailbox, Instructor, and other teacher magazines . . . you’ll find their writer’s guidelines on their websites. And feel free to contact me through the edwriter site if I can do anything to help! You’d be a natural at this! 🙂
Thanks for info! I just might have to try this out over the summer. This might be an exciting change after 22 years of teaching.
So cute! I love chicks! The video was so sweet!
Thanks for checking out the video. I think their reactions are priceless!
I’m so very jealous! I love chicks!!! They are so sweet. 🙂
They are sweet. And it’s even better when you get to see it through the eyes of a five year old.
oh, lovely chicks!!! It must be amazing to watch them hatching.
Always amazing! It never gets old!
The chicks at our school just hatched this week, too. Two the first day and seven the next. Peeps are everywhere! LOL 🙂
Isn’t it fascinating! We’ve been hatching chicks for 9 years and it NEVER gets old.
It never gets old. Young and old love holding the baby chicks. Enjoy your. 🙂
They are so cute! I bet the kids were beside themselves with excitement 🙂
They were very excited. I love how they are all so quiet on the video until it finally pushes out and they all cheer. It’s so cute!
Love it! Your students’ drawings are so sweet, and that is a cool incubator! The humidity control looks really neat. Thanks for sharing!
I absolutely LOVE Kindergarten drawings, too! The incubator is very simple and easy to use! Thanks for the visit!
So precious!! I love how everyone cheers and then someone suddenly goes, “ssshhh!”. What a great experience to share with all the kiddos. ~~Bliss
Awww…so fun! Hailey is doing this in her Kindergarten class too! She is sooo excited about it and talks about it all the time. The next time she goes to school will be Tuesday and they are supposed to hatch on that day!!!
Oh I’m so glad she’ll be able to see this happen! It really is amazing and I bet she’ll always remember it!!!! Give Brent and Hailey a smooch and a squeeze from Auntie Beth. And give yourself one too!
Love the new peeps! I bet the kids have them named already. What an opportunity for some of those kids to see.
Oh yes, we have, Yellow Feather, Chirp, Lilly, Cutie, and Pinky. Even better is how they spell the names. I’m sure Sherri is missing this…. NOT 🙂
I know I knew this, though I think I may have forgotten you were (are) a teacher. May I just say you have “the” perfect teacher’s voice. The kind filled with sparkles and light — I still remember my kindergarten teacher with fondness. I honestly think of all the teachers we have growing up, the ones we have as youngens, are the ones we remember best. You will be no exception.
That. Was. So. Cool!!! And I had a giggle when you turned the camera on your class. One of your little boys’ mind’s was completely and utterly blown! LOL! His mouth was a giant “O”.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Beth!!
Actually the voice you heard was that of my new assistant, Valerie. Mine isn’t quite as sing songy. She has a set of three year old twins at home and has the perfect voice for that.
Well, then you must let me hear your voice sometime. I have no doubt it’s equally shiny and luminous. 🙂
So cute. My daughter is in reception class at school (first year of full time in UK, all the kids turn 5 while in reception). Someone brought some chicks in to show her class. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall. I bet your class absolutely loved doing this.
Oh yes, they are spell bound the entire time! And their parents tell me it is all they talk about from the time we put them in the incubator. There is just something about a baby chick that brings out the best in all of us!
Oh my gosh!!!! How awesome… the kids pics are so cool!
I want to do this here in Luxor! Although at this time of the year the trick is to keep the eggs cool rather than hot! It reaches 45 degrees! And still hot in the flat at night!
I think you’re fine no matter what the temperature. The incubator keeps them at a constant 100 degrees.
We’re just getting into our spring weather here. Still pretty comfortable. Sounds like you’re quite hot.
I am going to make an incubator as trying to buy them here is impossible! I am trying an ancient duck egg incubator, which is literally over 3.000 years old, to see if it works. A little experimental archaeology! It’s terracotta!
Now THAT is amazing! I’d love to see it. I hope you post pictures!
This is amazing. I hope that my daughter has someone as innovative and creative as you to share these experiences with her when she’s five!
Thank you so much. We do have fun in our classroom!