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An Eggcellent day!
In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday in March, Ms. Boger's third-grade class incorporated eggs into their day. Student's watched the video for the book, Green Eggs and Ham, and looked inside of a white egg. Then, they were presented with a green egg, and had to write their predictions on what they believed to be on the inside. Answers ranged from green, spotted green, and "normal". When the green egg was opened, they found that it was no different from the white egg. A brown egg was also opened to confirm that the eggs all look the same.
Discussion began on how the eggs were like people. We all look different on the inside, but we are the same on the inside. Student's discussed the adage, "Never judge a book by a cover", and talked about how all people have feelings and emotions.
Lastly, students wrote a persuasive essay based on one of two prompts. They were able to choose between, "Write a persuasive about a food you didn't think you would like, that you do like, or a persuasive about a food that you like that most kids don't."
All in all, students an an "eggcellent" day!
Written by: Beth Boger, Third-Grade Teacher
Posted: Apr 01, 2014 by Beth Medlin