Friday, May 04, 2007

Chicken Killer

I know that you are all hanging on the edge of your seats waiting to hear if I have chickens growing. HA! Well we do. All 12 little eggs showed life. Now the next 2 weeks might prove to not produce life but I feel better knowing that at least they started right.

BUT I did turn into the chicken killer. As I was showing the kids the eggs on the overhead, looking to see life inside, I dropped one of the eggs on the overhead. YEP all the kids gasped including me. The boom crack just sucked! Tears filled my students' eyes when they saw the cracked bottom of the egg. They all started calling me a 'murderer' and a 'chicken killer'. They even put that I killed a chicken in their learning logs.

Nothing is leaking out but it is majorly cracked on it's air sac. The only thing that made my kids feel better is I promised to show them the inside of the egg once the chick stopped growing. I know, I am a sick teacher.

They might be scarred for life but it is a learning moment.


DD said...

I'm glad they all had something to show for your work. Yeah, it sucks that one got cracked, but it will show them that it doesn't take much to cause damage, no matter how small the crack is. Actually, it's better that this happened to you and not one of your students. Kids have a way of really taking things too far with one of their peers.

PCOSMama said...

Aw, poor lil chickie! Well, you can probably figure that at least one wouldn't have made it in the wild either so you were just keeping' it real. ;)
Hope all the other little chickies make it okay!

niobe said...

They might be scarred for life but it is a learning moment.

I think this is my new motto.

Curly Mommy said...

I can picture their little faces, and your's.

The kids will remember that moment forever. At their 20th reunion they will laugh and say, "Remember when the Chicken Lady cracked the egg?"