Easter Eggs? Call Them 'Spring Spheres,' Seattle Teacher Reportedly Instructs Teen Volunteer

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Colorful Easter eggs ... err, spring spheres! Credit: Getty Images

"Christmas vacation" is commonly referred to as "winter break" at many schools, but asking students to call Easter eggs "spring spheres?" Well, that's a new one.

MyNorthwest.com, reports that a Seattle private high school student called into the "Dori Monson Show" on KIRO Radio last week to say she was asked to use that term at a local elementary school.

A sophomore identified only as Jessica, 16, told the show she volunteered at a Seattle third grade public school as part of a community service project.

"At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that," she told Monson. "I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration about that and see if it was OK. ... She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs."

MyNorthwest.com reports that when Jessica took the treats out of the bag to show the kids, the teacher said, " 'Oh, look, spring spheres' and all the kids were like 'Wow, Easter eggs.' So they knew," Jessica told the radio show.

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