Starting with our favorite- EGG YOUR PRINCIPAL!!!
Buy one of those HUGE eggs that are on sale right now(see below). Tell your students that they will be filling the egg with egg-stra special letters that they will write to their principal. Of course, we used this as a mini-writing lesson and reviewed some egg-celent word choice that they might use in their letter, such as the ones listed below:
They created some words on their own, too!
Students then egg-celled at writing an awesome note:
"Hello, how are you today? I am eggcellent. I think you have an eggstraordinary office. Tell Mr. Z I said hello. You are an eggspert for creating Jeopardy for us. I hope that you have an eggciting Field Day."
"I think you are very egg-celent and nice. I like when you talk in public. You are so brave. You are a very nice person."
I placed all the notes in the egg, sneaked into the office of our principal and officially "egged" them.
You could also have a couple of your students act as official "eggers" (not sure that is even a word?!) and deliver the egg and "You've been egged" note to their principal!
Click on the file below (not the image) to download the file for free:
You've Been Egged!
Go egg your principal before Easter! :)
Egg-stra Thick Questions: Comprehension LessonWhen I said that our reading lesson would involve an "egg hunt," the students were absolutely GIDDY with excitement. Yes, third graders excited about an egg hunt! :) I must admit I was a little surprised, too!
All you need is one egg per student!
Have a smart little bunny pass out the eggs before beginning a shared reading, guided reading lesson, or a read a-loud.
I taught this lesson to jazz up our weekly basal reading story, which the students get a little bit bored with this time of the year.
After listening to the story, this student wrote three thick questions and then wrapped them on up to fit inside the egg.
No, they are not in time out!
They are NOT PEEKING when each student is hiding their egg throughout the classroom. To make this go very quickly, I had the students go in order according to where they sit and then when they were done, tap the next person. Some background music didn't hurt either! It took less than five minutes for all 25 students to hide their egg.
After finding all of the eggs, the students then got back to work :) and wrote the answers to the questions that were inside the egg they found. And then, of course, they wanted to do it again!
Here is the file if you are interested in doing this reading lesson with your students.
Click on the link below, not the images.
Click on the file name to print the lesson from Google docs: Egg-stra Thick Questions
Hunting for Prepositions:
Do you teach prepositions? This is such a quick, easy lesson that you can use with your students!
Give each student an egg. Have them hide the egg (so that it everyone can still SEE it). Let your students hunt for the eggs and write a complete sentence, using a preposition, to explain where the egg is.
This student has her clipboard and found an egg!
She is writing a preposition to describe where the egg is.
Seriously? One smart little bunny put their egg right next to The Tale of Peter Rabbit!!
I wouldn't even have thought of that!
The light blue egg is AGAINST the book!
Or, the egg is ON TOP OF the white book shelf.
This one is just too cute!
The hot pink egg is ON TOP OF Arthur's lap.
Here is what I used with my students:
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Save the Eggs!
Eggstra, eggstra, read all about it!
Your class is on a mission to save the Easter Eggs in your town from being trampled on at its annual Easter Egg Hunt!
What will your students turn their eggs into?
A pig? A chick? Spiderman?
This activity has kept our students smiling for years! Start by picking up some plastic eggs. Give one to each child along with the letter explaining the family project and brainstorm egg disguises.
Here are some egg-citing ideas to get the creative juices flowing:
After their "eggs" return to school, have your students complete the writing activity about their newest little classmates!
Look at this students egg-citing news page...he drew his "egg" about to get stomped on by a foot and picked up by a hand!
We created a class book and placed the book next to the egg disguises in the hallway.
We don't know who enjoyed the display more...the adults in the building or the other students! :)
If your class wants to save the eggs in your town, click on the file preview below to purchase it for $1.99.