Egg Day, 2017

He’s back and that means Spring’s back! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the one and only Rodger! A tradition in Mrs. Scannell’s classroom for more than 30 years, standing an egg up on the first day of Spring.

Now, I know there is very little, to no, science behind the tradition. But that’s ok! The meaning of the word tradition, according to is:

1. the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice
2. something that is handed down
3. a long-established or inherited way of thinking or acting
4. a continuing pattern of culture beliefs or practices
5. a customary or characteristic method or manner
Truly this sums up the custom handed down year after year to each new iteration of ‘3-Scannell’ as a way of passing on my long-established practice! I learned the practice at my grandmother-in-laws elbow more than 35 years ago and have raised my classes on it ever since. Rodger was named about 5 years ago by a particularly humorous group of students. They named him after an egg on a Sponge Bob episode (everything I taught that year rolled back to a Sponge Bob episode). And so now with each spring comes the return of Rodger.
And now, it is my pleasure to introduce to you, Rodger 2017!
Presenting our 2017 First Day of Spring egg: Rodger!



7 thoughts on “Egg Day, 2017

  1. How cute is he! What a great tradition to keep up in your classroom and share with your students. They must love it and I love that different groups you have had will all have that common thread and experience with having you as a teacher. What a fun connection to have with them and for your classes to all have with each other. Oh, and nice to meet you Rodger! 🙂


  2. It is quite an event each Spring! And then the goal to keep Rodger standing longer than past classes! The record was set a few years ago when the egg was still ‘with us’ when we left for summer break in June!


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