Thursday, May 26, 2011

Baby Chicks

The Girl's 2nd grade class, towards the end of the year, purchased an incubator for their lesson on the life cycle of chickens (at least from egg to adult). For 20 days the kids waited rather impatiently for the eggs to hatch.

I was concerned The Girl would miss out on the big day since she was being pulled out of school to attend Elder Boy's graduation. As luck would have it, the day before graduation, 7 of the eggs hatched!

The Girl is usually one of the last to leave her classroom at the end of the day, but when very few of her classmates exited the building at the end of the day, I began to wonder. Finally she came running outside to drag me and The Boy back into the school to see the chicks.

There they were, some still in their incubator surrounded by broken shells, some being held by excited children.

The chicks were cute as could be and the children instantly fell in love with them. But they were only going to be in the classroom for observation (and for the last 5 eggs to hatch) before the local farmer picked them up to take back to the farm.

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