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Meet Chirpy, Gummy, Plop and George!
The Chick Project at Kensington School May 2013
Diary of an Egg by Molly Bisesto
May 11th: Our incubator is still holding strong at 100 degrees. We rolled…
May 12th: … and then we were rolled back. We’ve had lots of visitors and master egg turners!
May 13 - 19th: We rolled and rolled and rolled and rolled. We played music for the eggs to help make them smarter, and because they might be able to hear it and like it. Some sang to the eggs. We rolled for the very last time. Now we rest in hatching position!
8:30 A crack in a shell! Inside, a little something is mustering up the strength to peck on through! The brown box and lamp are ready and waiting… we wait. Children keep coming to check. They whisper little words of encouragement to the little guy after they squeal in delight at the discovery of the crack! We wait and we wait…
11:30 We think we heard a “chirp!” We ran to check… we can see waves of movement under the shell, but no more progress. The children keep coming and checking…we keep waiting…
2:30 Two chicks have started to “pip!” You can hear the chicks peep through the shell as they work to hatch…it could take 15 minutes…it could take 12 hours…we wait.
3:30 Kindergarten is decorating the box for the chicks.
3:40 More visitors…more waiting
6:15am School opens and there are 2 chicks! They’re named “Gummy” and “Chirpy.”
6:30 There are now three; the newest is “Plop.”
8:30 THERE ARE TWO MORE WITH LITTLE BEAKS POKING OUT!
8:43 We have #4!! He is yet to be named…
9:15 #4 is named “George.”
Happy Birthday Chicks!
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