Such an exciting week, with the delivery of an Incubator containing 10 hen's eggs for us to keep at Kindergarten for 2 weeks. On the first day, the children gazed hopefully at the eggs and we discussed what would happen. On the Wednesday we arrived at Kindergarten to find 8 tiny chickens had hatched overnight, which meant we had missed the actual hatching moment - but no matter - it's still very exciting. The next day we moved the tiny chickens into the Brooder, where they will stay. There are still two eggs unhatched, but as we discussed with the children, sometimes the baby chickens are just not strong enough to be able to hatch out of the egg - that's life ! We looked at the chart illustrating how the chicken develop within the egg over the 21 days until hatching. The children learnt new words - Fertilized eggs / egg tooth which is what the chickens use to crack open the egg shell / Incubator / Brooder, and we will continue to discuss and learn more - what a great hands on experience! The children are fascinated and are drawing their own versions of the chickens from real life models! Next week we will be able to handle the chickens gently.
We continue to learn more about other languages - we were lucky to have our favourite story - "Mrs Honey's Hat" read to us in Turkish this week - more translations / more languages next week!
One of the friends in our group is going for a 3 month overseas trip with her family, and we said goodbye to her on Friday. We will be following her journey around the world on our globe of the world and our map of the world, and intend to swap emails along the way, so the children can learn about where she is and about the countries she is visiting - what a fun way to learn about the world.
We are lucky to have 2 Community Service students visiting us each Wednesday for 4 weeks, and the children are really enjoying and benefiting from the interaction with the girls.
Another busy week - what will happen next week?
Margot, Ann and Lisa
Group A Educators