i decided to use a piece of cardboard and left over orange paper to make a BIG version of our collage carrots (in case that maybe real-maybe not real easter bunny is really hungry).
again, we pretended there were no scissors. again, we used up all the glue we had (for real).
and i should not be surprised that my TTH class thought to dig through the shelves to find orange/green ribbon and lace. i love that!
it wasn’t dry when we left school for easter break, so i am excited to see it finished and shiny from all the glue.
we planted wheat the week before easter. this also included a lot of filling and emptying of cups.
if kept damp, this will sprout and grow quickly!
we planted a couple of big tubs at preschool which will be fun to trim and hide little animals in.
simply bringing easter eggs in the classroom enhances play…which enhances learning.
we are collecting them for a project to be done the week after easter, so thanks to families we have LOTS of eggs to play with now!
for our project we need the tops and bottom separated. cutting them apart turned into a spontaneous center (my favorite kind!).
we did a formal “egg toss” game. sitting while throwing was the hardest!
the sorting and stacking, filling and dumping is so important!
oh, it was a silly few days (we had to give every class a chance, not just those who actually attended on april 1!)
the teachers looked silly (oh, why didn’t i get a photo of ms. viliya in her pajamas?).
there was bologna and peas waiting at the play-doh table (funny).
the letter of the week turned back to A (funny).
the calendar and the music said it was christmas again (funny).
the paint was edible (but i didn’t tell them that at first. instead i pretended the only funny thing was that we were going to finger paint. then i suddenly licked the paint! oh, wide eyes).
there were fake moustaches (funny)…really these are just strips of fake fur with a roll of masking tape.
but the best joke of all was the coffee cream in the cleaned out glue container (funny!!!).
let me begin this post expressing gratitude that no. eyes. were. poked. out. ahhhhhh.
we drew ourselves under umbrellas (a great chance to see self-portrait work).
we played games under my big umbrella.
this is a basic find the item hidden in an egg, match it to the photcopied picture. some kids were shaking the eggs first to try to figure out which item it was.
we move into the hallway when we want hard floor or more space to work on.
or when we want to put on all our rainy weather gear for a fashion show.