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Fun with Bunnies!

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We had a great time learning about rabbits these past few weeks.  The children did a great job on their rabbit reports!  We read and sorted the facts about rabbits into four different categories.  The categories were What They Look Like, About the Babies, What They Eat, and Cool Facts.  The children glued the facts onto the appropriate category page and then we turned the report into a rabbit!  They did a great job!

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We have been having a lot of fun hearing about the adventures of our three travelling bunnies.  Each night, the three bunnies travel to a different child’s house for a sleepover.   Each day we share the stories that have been written about their trip.  We have really enjoyed the adventures that the bunnies have had at each house!  Everyone seems very excited to have the bunnies come for a sleepover.  Thank you for your efforts helping to record the stories!

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Here are a few pictures of some of the adventures that the bunnies have had!  Benjamin looks like he is really enjoying the story!

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He likes to play games too!

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Everyone seems to be really enjoying this picnic!

Thanks for sending me these amazing pictures and allowing me to share them with everyone!

We have also been having some fun with a few Peter Rabbit apps that I have downloaded on a few of the iPads.  Even Peter Rabbit has an app!  I have two favorite Peter Rabbit apps.  I downloaded the app from the official Peter Rabbit site and shared it with my students the first year I used the iPads.  This year it was as big a hit as it has been over the past few years.

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You can have the story read to you or you can read it by yourself.  On some of the pages you can take a shortcut to an activity page.  Lots of fun!

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I love the coloring pages on this one!  It has a special paintbrush that paints with “Beatrix Potter” colors!

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I also showed them the app called PopOut Peter.  It has a jigsaw puzzle feature that I really enjoy.  I think both of the apps might become favourites!

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We also read a favorite story by Margaret Wise Brown called Home for a Bunny!

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Margaret Wise Brown is one of my favorite authors.  Her stories are timeless and the children always love them.  We made story maps for this story and used our BooBoo Bunnies and a paper bag puppet we made to act out the story.  Hopefully they were able to share their story maps with you!

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The children seemed to really enjoy the BooBoo Bunnies!  Hoppity Hop!

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 And we got to have these yummy treats!  Thank you Kalem’s family!  Very cute Easter baskets!

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 It was fun to see these cute real baby bunnies on the weekend at Coombs with my family!

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 Lots of bunny fun!

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Fun with Peter Rabbit and Friends!

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A couple of years ago I discovered that even Peter Rabbit has an app!  I downloaded the app from the official Peter Rabbit site and shared it with my students last year.  This year it was as big a hit as it was in the last two years.

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The coloring pages are fun because you can use a magic paintbrush and it paints it in “Beatrix Potter” colors!

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You can have the story read to you or you can choose to read it yourself. There are a variety of games and activities that the children can do and all have the lovely Beatrix Potter colors and illustrations!

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I also showed them the app called PopOut Peter.  It has a jigsaw puzzle feature that I really enjoy.  I think both of the apps might become favourites!

We have been doing a lot of different things with rabbits.

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We did a mini research report about rabbits where the children had to read a variety of facts about rabbits and sort and categorize them into different categories!  We turned it all into a rabbit shaped report!

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Today, we read one of my favourite stories by Margaret Wise Brown called Home for a Bunny!  Then the children retold the story using a story map.  They sequenced the story parts and had a great time illustrating their story!

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We also made some BooBoo bunnies!  They will be coming home tomorrow as we didn’t quite get everyone’s bunny finished.  So the bunnies are having a sleepover at school!  Hope they don’t get up to too much mischief!

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We also participated in the annual Easter Egg hunt and had to race the crows to find all the eggs.

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We watched one crow pick up an egg and fly away with it right in front of us!  What would the Easter bunny think?

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We also had a real bunny called Honey Bunny come visit!  What a great bunny! So gentle!

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Honey Bunny hopped around the carpet visiting the children and was willing to be petted by everyone!  Definitely a Honey Bunny!

 

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An App for Peter Rabbit!

IMG_0221It’s Peter Rabbit time again!  This year we are once again doing a mini author study on Beatrix Potter stories.   I absolutely love her stories and I think that I have all of them.  I have a hard time figuring out which one is my favourite!  Can you guess?  I have two!  Last year I found out the Peter Rabbit has lots of apps on the iPad.  Last week, just before Easter,  we read Peter Rabbit.  We also watched a video I have that is really well done using the pictures in the books on Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.  I wish that I had bought all the other videos in the series as they are really well done.  But now I have the apps on my iPad!

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The ones I have are really good and the children are really enjoying them.  This is the Peter Rabbit app from the Official Peter Rabbit site. It has some really neat features.

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I have several Belkin headphone connectors so up to five children at a time can listen and use the apps at a time.  They are VERY cooperative!

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Even the stuffies enjoy reading the stories!

The other app I have is called PopOutPeter! It allows you to either read the story yourself or have it read to you.  It has neat little pop-ups on each page that the children enjoyed.

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There is also another Peter Rabbit app created by iActivecom that also reads the story.  It has a neat addition in that each page can be made into a jigsaw puzzle.  I love puzzles, so this one is a favourite for me!  All of these apps are under five dollars.  I can’t pick! I love them all! IMG_0040

Yesterday, we read the Squirrel Nutkin story and Mrs. Tiggy Winkle.  We still haven’t read one of my favourites yet! One is Peter Rabbit…. can you guess the other one?

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Hoppity Hop! Here Come the Bunnies!

IMG_1675We made these Boo-Boo Bunnies today!  They were a big hit!  The bunnies were intended to be the “puppet” to act our the story map we were creating today.  However the children seemed to like them so much that the bunnies basically seemed to turn up at everything we did today!

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We made a story map about the Margaret Wise Brown story called Home for a Bunny.  This story is in one of the anthologies that we are currently reading so the children looked at both versions and compared them.  Then they put together the story map and sequenced the story.  Take a look at some of the story maps.

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Love all that detail!  The sign says “Home”!

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This one has the bunny on the road trying to find a home!

 

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This one even has the underground burrow for the home.  If you look closely there is a room with a table and two chairs!

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We made rabbit reports last week!  The children had to sort the rabbit facts into four different categories!  We made the project into a rabbit report!

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We made rabbit poems yesterday.  We brainstormed what real rabbits could do and what the Easter bunny could do and then the children compiled their favourite ideas into the bunny poem!  Take a look!

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Now we are waiting for the Easter Bunny to come!  We have our baskets ready!

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Hoppity, hop, hop!

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Hoppity Hop

We have been working on a mini theme about rabbits!  On Friday we managed to make 3 different bunnies!  We began our project by learning about the characteristics of real rabbits and then we compared that to the characteristics of the Easter Bunny!  Then we completed a cloze to make a big bunny!

We also made standup bunnies with our Big Buddy class.  The bunnies even had baskets!  Both groups really seemed to enjoy the activity!  Wish that I had remembered to take pictures of them in action!

We finished up with making Bunny baskets. We are hoping that the Easter bunny stops by with some treats for our baskets!  Hoppity Hop!

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