: Eggs are remarkable in both art and nature.
An injured goose rescued by Babushka, having broken the painted eggs intended for the Easter Festival in Moskva, lays thirteen marvelously colored eggs to replace them. She then leaves behind one final miracle—in egg form—before returning to her own kind.
The author, Patricia Polacco demonstrates the traditional Ukrainian egg-painting art (pysanky), and shares how she got the idea for this story. Viewers will gain a new appreciation for the egg in art as LeVar decorates eggs and finds objects that are egg-shaped. Viewers also see the practical side during a montage of animal babies emerging from eggs.
A CD-ROM and Family Literacy Kit are also available for this episode.
Author: Patricia Polacco
Field Trip Segments
Art From an Egg - Your students will gain a new appreciation or the egg in art as LeVar decorates eggs and finds objects that are egg-shaped.
Meet Patricia Polacco - This author demonstrates the traditional Ukrainian egg-painting art, pysanky. Ms. Polacco also shares what inspired her and how drawing was an important expression for her as a child with a disability.
Egg Strength - LeVar does an experiment to show the strength of an egg, by standing on top of 8 eggs, and students witness a montage of animals hatching from eggs.
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Use this episode to further enhance your math and science curriculum.
Math Concepts: patterning, counting, weight, geometric shapes, graphing, size, estimation.
Science Concepts: properties of water, mixing of substances, experimentation
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Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
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