I field questions related to the chicks - where are they, will there be more, when exactly are those more coming, etc. - everyday. Unfortunately, many of these questions are asked by small children, for whom time concepts are not entirely concrete as yet. March is far away.
By the time I do get eggs and set up the incubator, I have to wonder if chicken fatigue will have set in...but I doubt it.
I got funding for the Chicken Impossible: Anti-Slug Action Force project, which means I will need to come up with some graphical representation of when, exactly, we will need to set up the hutch and the pen and the brooder. It also means I have committed to chicken stewardship at my home over the summer, which should be an adventure.
In other news, after reading this, I have decided that in the future I will be referring to Michelle Rhee as a "paid Republican Party spokesperson".
Two kids from my class got waitpool requests; we were reputed to have a waitlist (since EPC was erroneously listing us as full) which means we may receive a bunch of new students over the next couple of days. We'll see. Enrollment is up but the Ks are still smallish this year. I am hoping we can maintain that since this is a year with a heavy majority of students who didn't attend preschool and a lot of four year olds. That doesn't preclude Kindergarten success, but it does require different strategies and a lot of differentiation. All of that is easier with smaller classes - even twenty two children makes for a big class when the target is fluent reading and Common Core standards math mastery.