Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Bunny Workshop: Day 1
Today, the class learned all about rabbits! We talked about the different characteristics of rabbits, their behavior, and how they differ from hares. The class learned how rabbits build their nests. I told them how each of my Netherland Dwarf does pulled their fur at the end of their pregnancies to make nice warm fur-lined nests! Baby rabbits, or kits, are born completely helpless. Their eyes are closed for the first 10 days of their lives. Because of their fragility at this age, I planned for our bunnies to be born a few weeks before this workshop began. I snapped pictures of the babies at different stages along the way, and then the class was able to see how they have grown into the healthy, happy, hoppy little kits they are today! We will be learning much more about rabbits in the upcoming weeks!
Next, the class grabbed their snacks and settled in for a story: "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Gift". We talked about thoughtful giving, and how amazing illustration can just MAKE a children's book! Afterward, we all hit the outdoors to get our wiggles out!
Easter is this weekend, so I wanted to teach the kids how to do the Bunny Hope Line Dance! They listened, watched, practiced, and learned it in no time! We hopped our way around the room... or until we all collapsed!
Instead of a rabbit themed art project, I decided to adopt one that our art teacher for my older students' class brought in this week. She had the students make Easter hats... from newspaper! I absolutely LOVED the project, so today, that's what we did! The kids each designed and created their awesome hats, and wore them home today!
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