Friday, March 22, 2013

Educational Easter Eggs

It seems like the week before a break is always busy.  Well, this week was crazy busy.  Our school's musical performance was this week as well as finishing up everything before Spring Break.

See this little gadget?  Looks pretty harmless doesn't it.

Usually it is.  Unless a student sticks his finger in the hole.  Yep, that happened today.  No biggie, right?  Well, I tried several things to get that sweet little finger out of that hole, but nothing worked.  My student begins to panic and tries to yank his finger out.  Well, that just maks everything worse.  Then, I notice his finger seems to be turning purple.  Now, I'm starting to panic.  So I did what every teacher at my school does.  You go to the secretary.  We all know that the secretary runs the school, but ours runs everything.  She is amazing.  I run into the office with my sweet friend by the hand and she sees my panic.  I show her his hand, and before I can get 2 words out she hands me the wooden bead.  I was so stunned!   I'm not sure who was more relieved, me or my student.

After I recovered from my panic attack, I had this cute little Easter Egg reading activity ready for my students.  While the kids were in lunch, I had an older student hide this basket of eggs in throughout my room.

After lunch, the kids got to go on an egg hunt.  They were all so excited.  They tried very hard to follow the "no running" rule.  After we found all of the eggs, we collected them back into the basket.  Students picked one egg at a time, took it to their seat, and recorded all of the word family words that were on their egg.  Then, they chose two words from each egg to illustrate.  (Each egg had a different word family.)  Here's a close up of a few eggs.

 The kids loved this activity and it is super easy and cheap to do.  It is also easy to modify so that you can reach all of your students.  You could make one color for the lowest readers and a different color for your high flyers.  Hope you had a great Friday!

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  1. I like this post, let me share to my facebook profile. Keep it up :)


    1. You are welcome to share on fb as long as you provide a direct link back to my site. Glad you like the post.

  2. What a great idea! I may be too late for Easter, but I see this as an all-spring activity. Thanks!
    Amy Marie

  3. This is a great idea! This can actually be a year round activity. I can see some of my higher functioning students working on this activity during centers. Thank you for the idea.

  4. I have seen this idea on Pinterest, but I love your explanation. This seems like a very fun spelling activity. I plan to teach Special Ed, and I thought it would be a good exercise for them but instead use shapes and have them try to match the shape that is written on both sides of the egg.

  5. Love your story about the secretary! My first year, a student tied his shoe laces together at recess so many times and so tightly that I couldn't get them untied. I was afraid to leave them that way and I was afraid to cut them too-- secretary to the rescue! She cut those babies right off. ;)


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