Hopping Down the Bunny Trail, a unit study about Rabbits!

What adorable bunnies! When I saw these cute little wooden rabbits with their bunny hutch, eight pieces of fence six bunnies, eight carrots and a carrot house my mind started racing with all the possibilities.

We could think of these bunnies as pets kept in the bunny hutch. They escape into the garden and eat up all of the farmer’s carrots.

  • Count the carrots. Subtract from that number as the rabbits eat the carrots. (Math)
  • Write the word carrot using an orange marker. Did you notice that there are six carrots and six letters in the word carrot? To make sure that you have written all the letters in the word carrot you could match a carrot to each letter.
  • Plant some carrot seeds. Keep them watered with the sun shining on them. (Science)
  • Read the story of the Runaway Bunny or Goodnight Moon and then use the bunnies to act out the story. (Language Arts)
  • Watch a video of real rabbits digging tunnels. (Science)
  • Read the book Rabbits and Rainbows by Jim Arnosky (Science and Art)
  • We sing songs such as Little Rabbit Foo Foo (Music)

My children loved to play with the wooden bunnies as I read chapter books to them such as Peter Rabbit by Thornton Burgess for the younger children or Watership Down by Richard Adams for the older children. (Language Arts)

Coffee Photography

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Cafegrafia, or Coffee Art, the unique process of developing photographs using coffee as a pigment was invented by Saul Bolanos. His photos are of Costa Rican Coffee processing from a century ago. Learn how coffee is now produced in Costa Rica.

Evelyn Saenz‘s insight:

Would you rather drink your coffee or hang it on the wall? http://www.squidoo.com/coffeeprints

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Frog Pattern Math

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When planning activities for your Frog Unit Study you might think that math would be an abstract subject that has nothing to do with frogs. In this lens we will explore ways to integrated math into your study of frogs and tadpoles.

Evelyn Saenz‘s insight:

Frog themed math patterns are a fun way to learn math while expanding your frog unit study to include mathematics…  http://www.squidoo.com/frog-math

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Frog Hibernation

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Do frogs hibernate? Where do frogs go when the weather gets extreme? What do frogs do in the winter when ponds and lakes freeze over? What happens when frog ponds dry up in summer heat? Where do the frogs go?

Evelyn Saenz‘s insight:

Did you know that frogs hibernate during the summer and during droughts as well as during the winter? http://www.squidoo.com/frog-hibernation

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A House for a Fairy!

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Fairy Houses reflect the four seasons. There are fairy houses for spring, summer, autumn and winter. Which is your fairy’s favorite season? Come learn how to create fairy houses. Make a springtime fairy house with pastel greens.

Evelyn Saenz‘s insight:

A fairy house tucked away in your garden or along a woodland path is a delight to visiting guests…

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Burrows for Easter Bunny Storage

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It’s not only wild rabbits that seem to multiply. Stuffed Easter Bunnies seem to breed like rabbits as well. My daughter is about to receive yet another stuffed Easter Bunny. Sure she loves them.

Evelyn Saenz‘s insight:

When the Easter Bunnies come to your house will they have a home? Stuffed animal storage… http://www.squidoo.com/stuffed-animal-storage

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Alligator Pie Unit Study

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Alligator Pie is a great poem for introducing the alligator theme. Use it in a reading chart and then go on to learn about the alligators. Alligators bring us eye to eye with the watery, muddy world of the swamp.

Evelyn Saenz‘s insight:

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