I deliberately don't often talk about work, but occasionally something happens which is worth sharing.
This half term, our children have been learning about birds and migration. One of the many things which has happened is the borrowing of an incubator and a clutch of eggs. The children have watched in anticipation until, finally, the miracle happened and we walked in one morning to see four tiny chicks. By the following day, there were three more, making a total brood of seven.
They have grown at an incredible rate. I took these photos when the eldest were just 2 days old.
I have been fascinated watching them. They sleep so much and so suddenly. One second they are scurrying around climbing all over each other, and the next, eyes are rolling, legs sink and they fall asleep. After school on Friday, one fell asleep in my hand!
They are also very wobbly. Just like a human baby learning to walk, they stagger and suddenly collapse with a bump. I saw one chick take a few steps, stop with one leg raised, stand for a second and then keel over sideways.
The children are loving having them in school and will have a chance to see them up close and personal during next week, when the incubator will spend a day in each of the classrooms.
As I can't invite you over to see them, I took a video. Unfortunately, Blogger doesn't seem to want to play ball!! Maybe it's too big. When, or if, I work out how to edit it, or persuade Blogger that it DOES want to upload it, I'll post it for you to see.