A duck, a goose, and an egg

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In circle time we read this super cute book called “Duck and Goose” by Tad Hills. In this book, the two ducks find an egg and go through great lengths to claim the egg as their very own…

This book was new to my students and we were quite a ways into the book before some of the children started to realize that perhaps this wasn’t an egg after all….

This was a fun book to kick off a morning full of rubber ducky play and exploration…

In art, the children made rubber ducky prints on a large white egg-shaped paper…

This was a very simple activity for my class but the children in my class really love my collection of rubber ducks so painting with them was a new way to have fun and it went along nicely with our duck book…

Some of the children painted with only one color. I think it was because they were more interested in playing with the ducks then making any sort of colorful egg shape – and besides, my white paper eggs didn’t turn out all that egg-shaped. However, I did have some children decide they wanted to try out all the colors of paint…

In addition to painting with the rubber ducks, the children played with rubber ducks and plastic eggs in the water tub…

I also added wooden chopsticks to their waterplay…

I often add the chopsticks to the water tubs to add a little fine motor skill development in the process of their play..

There were children playing in the  water tub all throughout the morning. Many would leave to go and do something else for a bit but often return to play in the water tubs again…

We had lots of plastic egg play going on throughout the classroom as well and tomorrow, I will share more on how we explored our plastic eggs…

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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