We read about the traditions of Easter and celebrated with the adorable book by Jan Thomas, The Easter Bunny's Assistant.
As a tie-in with our persuasive writing unit in Writer's Workshop, each child completed a "job application" to be an assistant to the Easter Bunny, and had to list several compelling reasons why they would be good for the job.
|Some of the qualifications included "I am really good at hiding eggs" and "I can sort jelly beans."|
The last part of the application was fingerprinting--the students were surprised that teachers get their fingerprints taken too for their licenses!
During our math stations this week, we had the "egg-tastic" money count as well. Each egg had coins in it and the students used their money sense to record the amount in each egg.