Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Easter Egg

I love anything by Jan Brett! She is one of my favorite authors!! I was so fortunate to receive a copy of her book, The Easter Egg, from a student during our book fair!! Too sweet, huh?!?! If you haven't read it, it's a story about an adorable bunny named Hoppi who can't decide how to decorate his Easter egg. If Hoppi wins the Easter egg contest, he'll get to help the Easter Bunny deliver eggs. Hoppi discovers that it isn't easy and gets discouraged. He goes into the woods to think when a blue robin egg falls out of a tree. He keeps the egg safe and warm until the baby bird hatches, and when the Easter Bunny arrives, he chooses the empty blue robin egg as the winner to reward Hoppi for his kindness. A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!







After I read this sweet story, my students decorated their own egg. I just cut eggs out of white construction paper and put every crafty thing out for my students to use to decorate them-glitter, pom poms, sequins, ribbon, etc. Fun stuff!!!






Then students used this writing paper to write about their egg!! Click on the picture to download it!



I thought they turned out super cute!











Hope y'all are doing well! I'm on a mission to post how I manage my centers next....

3 comments:

Sandra Guntorius said...

Love the eggs, too cute.

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First Grade Best said...

Fun! I love your idea! Thanks for sharing! I just read the book last week to my first graders. So I'll save the idea for next year!
~Michelle
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Brenda said...

So cute! I've had this book in my listening center this week! I think I'll have them do the decorating/writing activity on Friday. Thanks for sharing!
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