Monday, March 8, 2010

The Enormous Egg Book Club

We had our book club meeting for the Enormous Egg  This book has been in print longer than I've been alive, but somehow my kiddos introduced it to me.  The premise of the book is a dinosaur hatched out of a hen's egg.  It's a fun story that leads to a lot of what if questions.  Parts of the book made me realize how jaded I've become living in today's world.  I kept thinking, how could the parents be so trusting?  Oh yeah, it was the 50's!

The main character, Nate, spends a lot of energy at the beginning of the book taking care of the egg to see if it will hatch.  We talked about how much time and energy each of us would be willing to sacrifice to take care of an egg that may or may not hatch, and all that Nate was able to do because he kept up with his egg.

We did a couple of worksheets; one to figure out which skeleton went to which animal, and one about how congress works. Next, we made the cute triceratops cut-outs pictured above.  Then we shook plastic Easter eggs that had random things inside and guessed what would "hatch" out.  The last egg everyone shook, guessed and opened was a Cadbury egg - yum!

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