Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The first hatch!

It was pure excitement as students gathered around the incubator to watch our first chick hatch this morning. They hatched a day early...well, three of them did! We are hopeful that there will be more when students get to school tomorrow.

This video is a little long, but I think it's worth watching. We were able to do a "simulcast" (thanks for the reminder, Mr. Antonicci!) on the whiteboard using the Apple TV as I recorded the hatch using the iPad. This allowed everyone to see the action, even if they weren't standing right at the incubator. The excitement in the room was contagious! (And if you're wondering why students are cheeping, we decided the chicks needed some encouragement to hatch! Some students think the chicks respond well to our singing too.) :-)


  1. Great video! So fun to watch and even more fun to hear the student's excitement!

  2. Amazing! Just hearing the excitement in the room was awesome, it even took my breath away a little when they saw the chick finally make it out of it's shell and into the world. What an amazing opportunity for our children, to see this life cycle. Thank you so much for sharing it with us: )

  3. So much fun! I love listening to the kids describe what they are seeing... What a great experience for our kids!