May 17, 2017
It's been another very busy month in Lower Montessori and spring has sprung! Both Upper and Lower Montessori painted curlews and had so much fun. We can't wait to see the flock!
With our facilitators, Ally and Kristin, we tried a second year at hatching chicks. This year we had one sweet little yellow "guy" hatch, but he died a day later. The kids had so much fun that first day watching him dry off and wobble around in the incubator.
Two days later another little "guy" hatched! Yayy! We were pretty nervous to see if he would survive and he has! He was pretty lonely all by himself in the trough so we got him two buddies at Zamzows. They seem to get along and not demonstrate too much bad pecking order behavior.
We loved caring for them for a few days and letting them run around our circle. We had many pet names for them. We think, due to the bad hatches both years, perhaps our incubator is malfunctioning.
The same day of our second chick hatching, we were outside building our bird houses with our friends from Upper Montessori. We got to see a mama mallard duck and 13 ducklings walking by the fence on their way to water! Lucky day for us indeed!