Today was the much-anticipated "egg-setting day." That is, our chick eggs arrived and they are now placed in the incubator! We talked about the chicken life cycle many times throughout the day and did many chick-related activities. Since it takes about 21 days for the chicks to hatch, we have plenty of time to explore the stages of development and get ready to be caregivers for the chicks when they arrive (approximately May 20th).
Here are some photos from today:
We passed a (fake) egg during Morning Meeting and said, "I hope you have an EGGcellent day, _____." :-)
Nurse Kelly came in to wash the eggs and talk to everyone about hygiene when handling the eggs.
There's not much to see yet, but our incubator is a warm 100.5 degrees and should be the perfect environment for the developing embryos.
We used a plastic egg to practice turning the eggs. That will be an important job in our room for the next 18 days or so.
We also had a Mystery Polygon Skype this morning and it was FUN! I will post about that (and other recent Skype calls) soon.