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What is Easter?

Published on March 30, 2010 under colors

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After breakfast today I got the kids started on an orange collage. I heard many things:
Is this a pumpkin?
Is today orange day?
You will see the end result tomorrow!

Easter bunny board game – I wish I knew why playing board games it my LEAST favorite thing to do during the day. I see all the benefits :

Learning to take turns.
Counting
Learning to be a gracious loser
Following 2 and 3 step directions

But .. it drives me CRAZY waiting. The kids on the other hand enjoyed this game.
I know it seems like we do a lot of sorting which is a great math activity ,but we are working fine motor skill in this activity to be better writers. See the strawberry huller they pinch to pick up the pom pom?

Today Randy made Carrot Salad with the kids. They love cooking . For lunch we had cooked carrots, carrot salad and crunchy ( fresh ) carrots as side dishes. After eating we graphed which was our favorite.

One of the groups planted seeds today. They are in the window and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of flowers !

It was a wonderful day. We couldn’t ask for better weather.
If the kids tell you we had a visitor today, we did. A man from the state came by to check our water heater. Once a year he does this and sends us a bill for $25 . He was in the house about 3 minutes IF THAT. What a job….
In circle time I asked the kids ” What is Easter?” I got LOTS of candy and eggs and easter bunny answers. And one – when Jesus died on the cross and came back to life for us. I am always leary with this age on what they can really REALLY understand. I think some can grasp the concept but others can’t. My grand daughter who just went through losing her great grandfather ( my dad ) and has had many discussions with her parents about it said ” but when you die you can’t come back to normal.” My reply was ” Jesus did, isnt that amazing?” Christmas is so much easier to teach. I mean, we have a baby and angels and shepherds and camels.. not crosses and stones that rolled away. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for Easter and what it means to me but just not sure how to approach it with the kids . But then, when I just accept the Easter Bunny answers without telling the ” real reason” I feel like a fraud. Parents or teachers, what is your take on this? How do you approach it with your child or your class? I have 3 more days to get it right.

2 Comments

  1. Ms Debbie

    Hey Michelle, my biggest complaint about my whole home is the yard space. It is very small. The blocks stay out all time time. They are the large foam ones… or did you see the wood? We have some homemade wood blocks that stay out there too!

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