Something to crow about!

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 amazing!

Always a miracle!

Always exciting!

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 ……..

waited and……

waited and…….

waited and……

waited until………

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.

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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53 Responses to Something to crow about!

  1. jamayel says:

    Fantastic – watching them grow will be so amazing

  2. How precious to share this experience with five year olds. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I LOVE that!! How exciting!!

  4. Molly says:

    This is some seriously cute stuff! You are one lucky teacher.

  5. Kelly Y. says:

    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!

  6. astepabove says:

    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.

  7. Lisa Yarost says:

    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!

  8. Oh boy! Yay for you!! I loved watching the chicks hatch – thanks for the memories!

  9. 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 ( 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! 🙂

  10. Lili & Mum's says:

    So cute! I love chicks! The video was so sweet!

  11. Susie says:

    I’m so very jealous! I love chicks!!! They are so sweet. 🙂

  12. silvapang says:

    oh, lovely chicks!!! It must be amazing to watch them hatching.

  13. bigsmileu1 says:

    The chicks at our school just hatched this week, too. Two the first day and seven the next. Peeps are everywhere! LOL 🙂

  14. stefpulls says:

    They are so cute! I bet the kids were beside themselves with excitement 🙂

  15. Love it! Your students’ drawings are so sweet, and that is a cool incubator! The humidity control looks really neat. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Stepping My Way to Bliss says:

    So precious!! I love how everyone cheers and then someone suddenly goes, “ssshhh!”. What a great experience to share with all the kiddos. ~~Bliss

  17. Heidi Netland says:

    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!

  18. Penny says:

    Love the new peeps! I bet the kids have them named already. What an opportunity for some of those kids to see.

  19. Cara Olsen says:

    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!!

  20. madebymum says:

    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!

  21. Oh my gosh!!!! How awesome… the kids pics are so cool!

  22. gaiamethod says:

    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.

  23. 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!

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