The Egg by M. P. Robertson is one of my favorite books, and I’ve featured it as one of “Books for Saturday’s Child.”
This year I seem to be finding a variety of ways to engage my students in activities over time and then tie them together with a favorite story. Such is the case with this “egg” project.
I saved all their painted paper. Just before our spring vacation which coincided with the occasion of Easter Egg hunts, I demonstrated how I could draw an oval on my painted paper and cut it out to look like an egg. Then I went on to cut a zig-zag to make it look like it cracked open. We had some fun thinking about what might come out of my egg. I charged them to spend time over vacation thinking about what they might like to have come out of their egg.
Last Friday they drew a final draft. I’ve got to be out of the classroom for a few days but when I return, we will put our eggs and creatures on display and write stories to go with them.