Friday, April 19, 2019

What's in an Egg?

It's feeling like Spring, and it will soon be time for new life to come from eggs. We read An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston and looked at all the different sizes, shapes, and colors of eggs. We talked about the many creatures who lay eggs and how some are cared for. Next we read An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni, about three frogs who find what they think is a chicken egg - and what happens when it's not! Our last book was Duck & Goose by Tad Hills. The two birds find a ball that they think is an egg and learn to cooperate and share while they're waiting for it to hatch. 

We decorated a paper egg shape, then cut it to look like it had broken in two. We used a brad to attach the two pieces on the side so the egg could open and close. Then we designed a creature to hide inside the egg. We had lizards, tadpoles, dinosaurs, and snakes. No one made a bird! What clever kids! 

Friday, April 12, 2019


Have you heard the birds singing in the morning? It's a sign of Spring! Today we read about birds and the nests they make for their eggs. We read Nest by Jorey Hurley, about the year in the life of a bird and Birds by Kevin Henkes, about all the things that different birds have in common. We read a funny Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willem's book called There Is A Bird on Your Head. And we read parts of Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward, about the different kinds of nests that birds can make to raise their babies.

For our craft, we made paper nests by gluing "nesting materials" - yarn, paper scraps, basket filler, pine needles, string, cotton, and more - to a paper plate. Then we colored a bird, gave it some feathers, and added a few paper eggs! Building a nest is tricky to do!