Spring. Bunnies. Chicks. Eggs. Shamrocks. Sunshine. Rainbows.
Feel it? Smile. Spring is COMING!
As a first-grade teacher, I attempt ( repeat ATTEMPT),
to bring Spring to my students in a
HAPPY, POSITIVE way.
And then there is REALITY!
I tried. I followed the directions. I GOOGLED it!
As I walked into the classroom on day 21 of incubation, I walked slowly to the incubator to see the newborn chicks…
Expecting to see 10-12 yellow fluffy baby chicks chirping for me –
SOMEHOW, the incubator had been unplugged …
ALL WEEKEND! NO!
I couldn’t look. All was silent. No movement!
The kids were coming!
What to do? What to do?
I covered the incubator with my RAIN JACKET
( Yes, it was raining ),
and told the kids the eggs were SLEEPING!
I was NOT ready to tell them!
We survived the day.
I “cleaned out” the incubator. Went to my LOCAL Farm Supply Store.
AND PURCHASED 8 ( that’s ALL they had ) yellow fluffy baby chicks!
Did my students get to see them hatch? NO!
Did they get to watch the MOMENT? NO!
Were they excited to see and hear the baby chicks for a short time – one week was ALL I could do!
YES! They loved it!
Moral: Be flexible. Mistakes happen.
And always have a PLAN B.
And if you are hatching eggs…
have your local Farm Supply Store
ON SPEED dial.
BUT, Spring is COMING!
Let’s get ready!
Helping my kids in the classroom celebrate SPRING, we have LOTS of SPRING practice activities.
Have fun! Enjoy the SPRING!
We in NORCAL are digging out from rain, wind, snow, sleet, and hail…
But the SUN will come out! We will be WARM again!
Smile, hug those you care about, and remember…
KEEP YOUR FARM SUPPLY STORE ON SPEED DIAL! HAHAHA
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