I love doing a mini unit on spring with my class right before break. Part of that unit is learning about all the baby animals being born. It is really fun to learn about how many different animals come from eggs! That's why I made this sweet little emergent reader:
My kiddos LOVE this book! You can grab it right here: Emergent Reader: Oviparous Animals - What Comes From an Egg? We really enjoyed learning about a new animal each day for the next page. I did a Google search each morning to show the kids real images for the eggs. I projected the images on the big screen in our classroom.
I also had some great books to read to my sweet students on this topic. You can find lots more ideas for books and other activities about eggs and spring here: Baby Birds! Spring ideas from Mrs. Byrd You can also grab some tips on coloring eggs in your classroom and grab a FREEBIE for spring word work with plastic eggs here: Coloring eggs in the Classroom .
It's fun to have your students design a colorful egg for spring. This is my teacher example that I show my students as I explain the art project to them. You can see how we made these eggs on this blog post: Melt Art Fun! I had a cute little bird in my egg. But, it's fun to let your students pick whatever animal they want to come out of the egg.
It's also really fun to hatch real eggs in your classroom. Last year, some kids at school found these little yellow eggs and we hatched them in our room. We watched them go from eggs to larvae to pupae and finally we had live adult ladybugs. It was an adventure every day finding aphids. I am so glad I happened to have a great little habitat for the buggies! I posted pictures and videos about the ladybugs on Instagram. I try to post something on Insta from my classroom each day. You can find me on Instagram here: @mrsbyrdslearningtree
This year a sweet parent brought in some tadpoles from her pond. It's been a learning experience keeping them. None of us had ever tried to watch the frog life cycle in a classroom before. Thankfully another sweet mom brought in a great bowl to keep them in.
I was worried about how they would do over spring break and I was THRILLED today when they were still doing fine. Yay!
Isn't this little guy cute?
I wanted a fun little number, counting, and number word review for my class this spring. So I put together this little math station activity. It is FREE this week only! Grab it by Thursday April 13th 2017. It will turn into a regular priced item on Thursday night. The link is below.
I have kids work collaboratively to put the numeral cards in order first. Then they take turns matching the nests and word cards to the numbers. This set also has two worksheets to reinforce the concepts. One is to practice the number words and neat handwriting.
The other sheet is a cut and paste matching numerals and number of eggs. It's a cute one:
I hope this is a big help to you! You can grab it in my TpT store here: Spring Eggs Number Match
Don't forget to enter the #kinderfriends giveaway. Some buddies and I are giving away some "EGGSTRA" special spring products. One lucky winner will get all 7 packs! Woo hoo! Hope you win:)
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