Friday 6 April 2012

Hoppy Easter!

I survived the first week back after Spring Break... barely! Thank goodness it was only a four-day week! Haha.

Our week was full of Easter eggs and furry rabbits! Here's some of the fun Easter books we read this week:

In writer's workshop, we worked on descriptive words. We brainstormed adjectives to describe Easter eggs and rabbits and used these words in our writing.

The kids have been loving our Easter word work centres. These will continue into next week because there just wasn't enough time to get them all done! The favourite so far seems to be the Unscrambled Eggs. They love cracking open those eggs to see what mixed up word is inside! If your Easter activities are going to continue into next week (like mine.... hehe) check out my centres over at TpT! Click the picture to see them.

We did these ADORABLE bunny graphs from First Grade a la Carte. You can get the glyph recording sheet and bunny tracers from her site. I love how they turned out! Can you tell what is always on the mind of six-year-old boys? Sonic Easter Bunny, Mario Easter Bunny.... Seriously? :P

And of course I am always on the look out for ways to use food in math, so we did a little jelly bean graphing and addition. I had quite the excess of plastic eggs, so I filled 21 of them with jelly beans and let each kiddo keep one. They were pretty excited about that. Seriously, those eggs take up a lot of space! And I think I still have a huge tub filled with them! I really need to stop shopping at the dollar store...

Click the picture above to get your own copies! 
All Easter clipart is from KPM Doodles.

Then came all the egg talk! I busted out the big "o" word that we learned when studying owls... oviparous! *swoon* Some of them remembered it!

First we did a little "Mystery Egg" activity. I printed out a bunch of pictures of oviparous animals, laminated and folded them, and placed them in plastic eggs. I had each student guess what was in their egg. Then we opened them up. Some students got a big surprise! This would be a lot of fun with little plastic animals too, but I couldn't find the large selection that I wanted. If you would like a copy of my animal pictures, click {here}!

Then we read the book "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones" and did an Oviparous/Not Oviparous picture sort. I got these picture cards from Chalk Talk. She has a super cute FREE oviparous unit. Check it out!

To finish up, we created a clas book called "These Eggs Crack Us Up!" The book page was also from Chalk Talk's cute unit. I created a cover page for it. Click {here} to download. I let students choose any oviparous animal to draw in their egg.

On a personal note, I had a *fabulous* Spring Break in sunny Florida! Oh my, the weather was beautiful the entire week we were there. In five days we managed to hit 6 different theme parks. It was a little bit insane, but so much fun! Here's just a few pics if you're curious ;)

Dr. Seuss and Harry Potter both in one theme park... how lucky can a girl get??

Winnie the Pooh was the only character I met... I was *not* standing in line for 45 minutes for some of the others!! My word!

Just a couple more pictures at Disney! We had so much fun!

Happy Easter weekend everyone!!


  1. There's never enough time!
    Love the book!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

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    Pencils with Pizzazz

  3. Ha ha!! I LOVE that chocolate bunny cartoon.
    You did a TON of great bunny/Easter stuff last week. Very impressive :)

    Grade ONEderful

  4. The earless rabbit is hilarious (in a yummy chocolate sorta way!)

    First Grade Delight

  5. I live in Central Florida- how much fun is this place?!? :)

    Love all the easter activities- cute!


  6. YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED!! ~ I hope you will play. Come on over to my blog to find out what to do next.

    First Grade Delight

  7. So cute! I've also tagged you without realizing you'd already been tagged. :-) Feel free to stop by and see more.

    Confessions of a Primary Teacher

  8. I love your ideas and I'm trying to get a copy of your jellybean graph activity and addition but it's not letting me download. Could you send me a copy please?

    1. Sorry about that! If you click the link above it should work now. I'm not sure what happened there! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. I tried clicking the link above, too and it's not working for me either. Would love to use the jelly bean graph with my daughter. Thanks for any help you can give.

    3. Hmmm. I redid the link and it should work, but if you are still having trouble, email me at and I will send you the file by email.