Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chickens chickens chickens

Or maybe the title of the post should read Eggs, Eggs, Eggs!

The incubator arrived today all loaded with eggs. There were some totally excited kids in my class.

We kicked off the morning before they arrived discussing what was going to happen (all pages are from my Chicken Diary)
We talked about the lifecycle of a chick and what is going to happen.

We made some predictions about when the chicks would hatch - the guesses were anywhere from today up til Saturday! We also graphed this prediction but no pics.

 We took it in turns to go and have a look at the incubator. We were very very careful not to bump the table.
 Close up of the incubator
I numbered all the eggs so we could keep an eye on which egg hatched first. This discussion got us creating another graph but this time instead of using pictures, we used our names. The people who voted for the  'winning' egg are going to get a prize :)
After we had a good look, I put the pictures on the board and we talked about what we were seeing so far. We did some more writing about what we were looking at . The lines at the bottom 'should' have more writing but we just ran out of time today - it was definitely a chick-a-thon.

I will be trying to keep on top of the chick-scapade with regular blog posts. There was a lot of bad chicken jokes by me in the classroom today so forgive me for bringing them here too.

My best effort -
"Knock knock"
Who's there?
chicken who?
"Bwak bwak bwak" (complete with flapping arms)

The kids thought I was hilarious!

If you like the pages in my pack go and check it out 


  1. I have always wanted to hatch chickens with my class. How exciting. I have some ducks and they have had ducklings several times. I get so protective of my mother duck and her ducklings. I have taken the ducklings to school to show my kids and they get SO excited.

  2. So exciting! I am hoping to hatch some chicks with my class next year. It looks like there is a lot of learning going on and such a great experience for the kids to have!

    Lifelong Learners in Prep

  3. This is such a great idea! I've only just discovered your blog and its fantastic!