Thanks for all who played along in my mini-giveaway of my Outlaw Words {Literacy Centers}.  I asked who was my first country concert.

It was.....

Billy Ray Cyrus {congrats Elisabeth}!!!!!   I remember going to the concert when I was 6 and feeling TRAUMATIZED! My mom kept yelling out "take your shirt off"to Billy Ray and all I could think was that she didn't love my dad anymore. HA! It's funny now and I don't even think I need therapy anymore! :)


We've had an egg overload in my classroom today!  Check out these fun activities we've done and it's only Monday! Whoa....spring break must be coming soon if we're this motivated.

I've been using resources from April's "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones" Unit. It's so amazing!  I've also been browsin' online {Who me? Browse online? No way!} and came across Hubbord's Cupboard April Theme.  LOVE!!

We did this little activity in my classroom too:

 We talked about oviparous and not oviparous animals.  The students picked an oviparous animal to write about.  They wrote the poem first.

Its started as an egg.
It hatched and grew.
It became a ______,
All brand new!

 Then, they cut out the egg and had to place the egg {not attach...yet} on the paper so they could see where to draw their oviparous animal so it looked like it was coming out of the egg.

After they drew their picture, they could make hold in their eggs to get it ready to put a fastener through. They used a push pin and poked their egg on the side and made a hold {I have them do it on the carpet so they don't poke themselves}.

Then they stick their fastener through their egg pieces and then through the paper.  Viola! You have the cutest darn oviparous animal hatching from an egg!

Then, we wrote about how egg-cellent we are!  I had the students write; I'm egg-cellent at _____ because _____.  They had to write about 5 or more things they were egg-cellent at.  I also bribed asked them to have good handwriting because the handwriting fairy was surely watching them.  I was AMAZED at their writing AND their handwriting. Mrs. Smith is one proud teacher.

Can you read that last sentence? HILARIOUS!  
"I'm egg-cellent at sleeping because I never snore." Bahahahahaha

One of my cuties {not the one above} wrote:
 "I'm egg-cellent at filling buckets because I filled 7 buckets today".  Ahh.....cute!

I hope you are all having a great week! I'm having a great week because it's a short week!


Delaney White said...

Cute...thanks for the freebies!

Journey of a Substitute Teacher (Ms. T) said...

Those are so cute!

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Miss H said...

Your egg writing is so cute! I especially like the poem that goes with it. When you have a chance stop by my blog.


Shannon said...

Awe Rachelle, those activities are awesome! I am loving Egg-Cellent me, I could totally adapt that for my Kinders!

Thanks so much for the freebies!

Kindergarten Hoppenings

Kathleen said...

Love it! I need to SQUEEZE it in!!!

Unknown said...

Super cute!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Fran Kramer said...

This is a great activity and I bet the kids loved it!

Busy Bees said...

Thanks for the freebie!! I love the handwriting fairy idea, too!!

3TeacherChicks-Amy Hoffmann said...

I am going to add this to my egg unit! Thanks for the great ideas!

Unknown said...

I love their writing! That's a keeper activity, for sure.

I bought April's unit, too. It is huge! Her ideas are endless and it incorporates snacks! Yum yum

Thanks for sharing,

Malarie said...

So fun!!! I am not in school this week. I am however guest teaching tomorrow! Check out my creative movement activity post about oviparous and viviparous animals! PS that is hilarious about your mom, I can so see her doing that! Lol sorry you were traumatized!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the freebies!

I made a spring chick craft-ivty and we did it today. It's on TPT if you wanna check it out.

They turned out so cute.

Ms. Rachel’s Room

primary practice said...

I love your little eggshell-and-writing activity. Adorable!
primary practice

Kristin said...

These are adorable!!!
Now quit teaching and hurry up and get out here!!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Mrs. Brown said...

Your story is hilarious! I love it!

Thanks for giving me a laugh on my Tuesday morning!

Jennifer said...

These are super cute! Thanks for sharing.

The First Grade Dream

Tangelia C. said...

You my dear, are a life saver! I was wanting to do the oparvious animals today but wanted some sort of writing to go with it. Thank God I decided I had time to read just 1 more blog before I went to school today! THANK YOU!

diditeach said...

Love the egg-cellent activity, will be perfect for my April writing. Billy Ray Cyrus....he was a huge hit the first year I taught Gr. 8 and the girls always wanted to do the line dance (that dates me just a little bit, I was teaching and you were 6!!!). Have a super time in So Cal, I am so jealous ! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing, just LOVE your ideas and generosity :)

Heather's Heart said...

I love all of this!

Happy Easter sweet friend! =)

Heather's Heart

Molly Maloy said...

Hi Rachelle!! I found your blog through Michelle at Apples and ABCs! I love your fun egg activity and the awesome egg pieces with the fastener! How cute! I am a new follower!

Lessons with Laughter

Katrina said...

Love these ideas! Thank for sharing!


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