Saturday, May 28, 2011

Our discoveries - Hands on learning!

Look at all the discoveries we have made by watching our baby rabbits and sharing what we haved learned.

I discovered that the baby rabbits don't look like rabbits because their ears are flopped and they don't look like their mother. Georgia
I discovered that the little baby rabbits have grown. Their fur has grown and their ears are bigger. Kirra
I discovered that the baby rabbits can't see or hear. Jake
I discovered that the rabbits are changing colours because their fur is growing. Will P
I learnt that Blue Bell puts fur on the nest to keep the babies warm. Andy
I discovered that the mother rabbit is called a doe and the baby rabbits are called kittens. Eva
I discovered that the baby rabbits have grown and they are starting to see. Oscar
I discovered that when the babies are born their eyes are closed and they can't see or hear. Caoimhe
I noticed that the kittens are growing more fur. They are growing because they are keeping warm and having milk from their mum. Matthew
I discovered that the babies fur has gone darker and longer. Aerodyne
I discovered that the baby kittens are starting to open their eyes. Molly
I noticed that the kittens are trying to get out of the nest. Vivienne
I discovered that the rabbits can't see and they can't hear. Sienna
I discovered that the kittens are growing they are getting bigger and bigger. They can hear properly and they can see. Will H

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our rabbits are growing!

Watch this video of our kittens (baby rabbits) and their mum Blue Bell. They are growing and changing so fast. We love watching them!

Blue Bell and her kittens! from Learning Together on Vimeo.

Wally visits the RSPCA!

On Monday Wally and the Preps were very lucky to visit the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The RSPCA do amazing work caring for abandoned, injured and lost animals. They also provide a free education service for students.
Wally and the Preps at the RSPCA

Wally made so many new discoveries!

Wally looking at the guinea pigs.

Wally gently pats SPG the Guinea pig.
Wally and the Preps learnt so much about the wonderful work the RSPCA do and also how important it is to care for our pets.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Where's Wally?

We made giraffes to show to A3 and A4 (our friends in New Zealand) when we skyped on Wednesday. We hid Wally amongst all our giraffes and asked - WHERE'S WALLY?

Where's Wally?

Can you spot Wally?

Racing Rabbit!

We now have some new visitors in the Prep classrooms. Meet Blue Bell the rabbit doe and her beautiful kittens - all seven of them!

After school when it was nice and quiet we let Blue Bell out for some exercise. She loved exploring the classrooms - it only took us a little while to catch her and put her back into the hutch.

Here are some photos the Preps have taken of Blue Bell and her baby kittens.

Blue Bell needs food and water. Photo by Will P

Wally is watching the kittens. Photo by Kirra
Blue Bell loved stretching out on the floor.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our Discoveries - Chicken talk!

Our chickens are now living happily in the country. We were so lucky to watch and observe how they grew and changed over two weeks. We learnt so much about how to care for our chicks too!
Here are our discoveries.

Chicken Talk on PhotoPeach

Monday, May 16, 2011

Skyping with our friends in New Zealand.

Last week we talked to our friends A3 and A4 in New Zealand via skype. They sang a beautiful song for us and we sang a song for them - G'day! We shared stories about our mascots Wattle and Wally the twin wombats and their mascot Wally the giraffe.
We learnt that 'kia ora' means hello! We taught our friends that g'day means hello too!
Our chicks were on skype too!
A3 and A4 loved seeing our baby chicks and we were able to share some of our discoveries with them.
What a great way to share our learning and make new friends!
A3 and A4

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mothers' Day!

Here are the beautiful pictures that the Preps and their families drew of their mums. Enjoy your Mothers' Day!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Today our chickens arrived. We have three chickens who are one day old and ten eggs in the incubator. They should start hatching tomorrow! We are very egg-cited!!

 At home in the playpen.

Ten eggs in the incubator. The thermometer tells us if the temperature is ok.

Our chicks are only one day old.

Wally was very excited about our new visitors!

We need to keep the light on to make sure our chickens stay warm and cosy.