E is for Egg

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E is for Egg.  A large oval makes a nest into which three smaller oval eggs are placed.  I use a light blue for the eggs to represent robins’ eggs.  Children can draw spots on the robins’ eggs. 

Robins were a ubiquitous bird where I grew-up in Northwest Alaska, which gives them special personal meaning to me.  However, most children will need to have some schema-building to learn about robins.  I’ve even had to explain the color of these eggs to parents from other parts of the world.

It is important for teachers and parents to share their own interests and memories with the children.  [Link]  When an adult is authentic to the children, the topics and stories they share will especially resonate and captivate the children.   

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