So this year I wasn't planning on doing an egg hunt. We have been very busy implementing new initiatives and a new magnet concept, not to mention that I'm leaving 3 weeks early so I have only 12 more days left of school. But the Lifeskills teacher asked if my class wanted to join hers in an egg hunt. She had arranged everything so all we had to do was show up. Okay, I said. We'll do it.
I am so glad we did! It was seriously the most precious thing EVER! The Lifeskills (special ed) kids from a local high school had stuffed so many eggs and came over and hid them. They helped my kids hunt for eggs and they kids, both elementary and high school, were so cute about the whole thing. I was worried my kids would be competitive, but they did great! They were even sharing and swapping eggs with each other, and then they all wanted to give me an egg. It was so sweet. We capped the whole thing off with some super cute cupcakes the HS kids had made.
It was so sweet. It went against everything I believe about celebrating religious events in public schools, but I am glad we did it. Now I'll have to decide if I do it again next year!