the unconventional egg

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We’re getting ready for Easter!  Today we made easter eggs – unique easter eggs.  I wanted to use chalk to color in and make designs on our easter eggs.  Sidewalk chalk has recently been banned where I work – and all the children were bummed about it because we just got 3 new containers donated to our class by a parent!  So, I had to find a way for them to use all this nice, new chalk.  Easter eggs were perfect.  I really wanted the colors to jump off the paper so I cut black construction paper ovals for them to color like eggs.  I know – not very conventional – but they actually turned out really cute once you get over the black issue!  On the back of each egg I wrote the child’s name in glue and covered the glue in glitter.  Very sparkly!  I hung them all up this afternoon and the children were excited to see their creations all around the room! They always get very excited when they see any of their art going up on the wall.

Some of you might be thinking:  “Who would ban sidewalk chalk at a preschool?”  Yeah, my thoughts exactly.  Let me explain.  I work in a sharred facility.  The church owns the grounds and the building and we just occupy it the majority of the time.  From what I understand, certain members of the church were not happy about colored chalk drawings being all over their parking lot.  A big stink was made.  Basically they threw a temper tantrum and got their way because now we are forbidden to use sidewalk chalk.  It’s a sad, sad day.  But, on the upside of things – our new chalk made very bright, vibrant easter eggs to decorate our room!  🙂

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About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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  1. What an awesome way to take “lemons” and turn them into “lemonade!” Great attitude and a fantastic idea! Score one for the creative preschool team. 🙂

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