Our chicks hatched last week and BOY was there EXCITEMENT in our classroom! We watched the WHOLE process. We came into our room in the morning and noticed that 9 eggs had pips in them. We observed the first chick breaking through right before we went to lunch! Some of the kids said it was their best day ever in first grade! I used my Document Camera for the whole thing. I focused it on the incubator and the kids got to see everything on my Smart Board. I was also about to record the whole thing with my Doc Camera. I had a first grade miss the entire week...so we were able to show it to her.
My first graders set up some chicken books by the incubator for the chicks to look at. We found this little chick "reading" the book during the day.
I came in the morning and the incubator was full!!!