Ms. Trayers (@jtrayers) at Not Just Child’s Play and I are always on the same wavelength! I tried a new S.C.A.M.P.E.R. activity for spring this week, and she posted about an Easter one that she did with her students. I absolutely love that she had her students write their justification for the partners they chose for the Easter Bunny. They are fabulous!
I need to add more writing to my curriculum and I am going to definitely use it more with these S.C.A.M.P.E.R. activities. Usually, I just have the students do an illustration as a fun warm-up activity, but I like her idea to add a little more “depth” to their drawings.
The one I chose to do this week was from my Spring S.C.A.M.P.E.R. Packet, which you can find on my TPT site. I asked my 1st grade GT students to imagine that a mother bird’s eggs has hatched but the last one is a huge surprise. What is it?
There were a couple of Easter Bunnies, but then there were two that were opposite extremes of each other. One student drew a baby hippopotamus, and another student drew a tiny little fly! I asked them to identify what other S.C.A.M.P.E.R. piece they used to come up with these ideas, and they correctly named the “Magnify/Minimize” one. And then there was the very cute, upside-down, walking baby cactus. Talk about imagination!