Merry Sunday gang! Usually I start spinnin’ my wheels by the end of the weekend, but for some reason I am full of energy and ready to take on the world today! I think sleeping in coupled with the 75 degree weather forecast has something to do with this newfound feeling. However, the upcoming school week has me all jacked up too. Have I told you how much I love the week prior to Easter?? Well, I do! Spring, bunnies, chicks, flowers, etcetera, etcetera . . . it’s just an oh so “hoppy” time in the classroom. Hardy-har-har!! You knew I just had to go there 🙂
My all time favorite thing about next week is our no-prep egg hunt. I blogged about this last year, but it was only my third post . . . so, I’ll give it to you again! Below you will find some shots of my class hunting eggs last year. It’s the easiest hunt around (thanks Mr. Brown . . . he came up with it years ago and it has become a bit of a tradition at our school). It has three simple steps.
- Bring your kiddos out to a large grassy area and sit them in a line. Have 10 or so bags of those cheap foil-covered eggs pre-loaded in an Easter basket (don’t show those babes yet).
- Tell you kiddos they get to watch you hide the eggs. They will surely boo and whine . . . it’s awesome!!!! Then, reveal that basket full of chocolate. As they continue to sit, start runnin’ around the field chuckin’ handfuls of eggs into the grass. They will FREAK OUT and think it’s the coolest hunt around now!
- Quickly outline your expectations, remind them about sharing, blow your whistle, and let ’em go!
I’m going to switch gears on you a bit, but I am still talkin’ Easter in a round about way. We dove into pronouns last week (’bout time, Mrs. Dolling). We will be continuing our journey with this fun concept for the next few weeks and I will be rollin’ with quite a few centers from my Pronoun Power Packet (photos to come next week). In addition, I also made an Easter Flavored Pronoun FREEBIE last year that I found hiding in my file. Figured I might as well let you all know about my file “discovery” . . . maybe you want to snag it for groups too??!!
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