Monday, March 30, 2009

Starting School

Or resuming school. Not sure which. I'm very sporatic about it since its still a bit early, but I thought it would be fun to do a few things in the next couple of weeks for Easter. My grand plan over the next 2 weeks is to row 3 books from Before Five in a Row; The Little Rabbit, The Runaway Bunny & The ABC Bunny.

Today we started with The Little Rabbit. We went over the days of the week since that is what Sarah names the baby bunnies. We talked about how some animals are made to blend in with their surroundings. The white rabbits in the book are easy to spot against the green grass but the wild bunny, who is brown, is a little more difficult to see. I then flipped in our Usborne First Encycolpedia of Our World to the page that shows snowy mountain ranges and a mountain hare whose fur turns white to blend in with the snow. We also read Rabbits and Raindrops and talked about how the bunnies blended into their surroundings and how they were so smart to get out of the rain and run back to their nest. For math we read Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies. The multiplication in the book is clearly over their heads, but we did count the bunnies up to 49.

After we read and talked the girls fingerpainted a picture (an idea we got from the Usborne Big Book of Activities) of rabbits in a field. They also glued white sparkly pom-poms onto their rabbits for fluffy tails.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Bunnies bunnies everywhere, lol. We have some of those usborne books you mentioned. Sounds like a great start for schooling through Easter.