Every Spring, one of my coworkers always hatches chickens so that students can study the life cycle of a chick to tie in with our science curriculum on animals. It never occurred to me that I can have my own incubator and hatch eggs for my students. This year, my friend was able to get an incubator for me from another teacher who wasn't going to use it so I just had to pay for the fertilized eggs and we're hatching eggs!! We just put them in the incubator on April 26th so they are set to make their debut on Open House which is May 17th. EEEK!!!! The kids were SOOOO excited about it and as soon as I told them what we were going to do, they squealed with delight and had to tell their parents!! Some parents thought we already had chicks in our classroom.
The empty incubator
The incubator with 21 brown eggs and 21 white eggs
I searched on TpT to see if there were any good activities on chickens and I came upon this great set from Christie from First Grade Fever. All of her activities are so appropriate for my first graders and I love the can, have, are thinking map, the story she wrote, and all of the reproducibles.
How cute is that?!
My favorite one-- she even drew the thermometer!
A little more realistic...
This little girl has a lot of faith!Kindergarten Hoppenings. Then the kids did their own sort. They did such a great job! So many exciting things going on in Room 46!!!
Something to make you laugh... I wonder where he lives... ;)
I hope everyone is having a great week!