Monday, April 30, 2012

Our Rabbits have arrived!

Finally our rabbits have arrived! We have Ruby (the mother - doe) and six beautiful babies (kittens).
Here are some photos - stay tuned for more over the coming weeks.

six kittens - only 3 days old

Mum Ruby

Ruby was munching on some hay

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hello from Melbourne, Australia!

Hello to our new Quadblogging friends! We wanted to tell you a little bit about ourselves so we decided to take some photos and make a video. We have been practising using the digital camera and we each chose something about our school to show you.

We took the photos ourselves and Mrs Kennedy videoed us.
We hope you enjoy this snapshot of life at St. Luke's.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Our Rabbits

We are patiently waiting for our rabbits to be born so they can come and visit in our classroom. We made some rabbits with cotton wool, cotton buds, joggle eyes and little pink felt circles. We also made a safe habitat on a paper plate. We are now practising how to be responsible for our little bunnies and are taking good care of them.
Here are our pet rabbits.

Thanks Mrs Hibbins for the great idea!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Responsible Pet Ownership

For our Inquiry this term our big questions are:

What do living things need to grow and change?
How can we help care for animals in need?

This week we had a visit from our local Veterinarian nurses Erin and Tara. They brought along their beautiful labrador Kirri. Erin and Tara told us how to care for a dog and how to be safe if you meet a dog without its owner.
We learnt that dogs need water, food, exercise and loving care.

Checking for healthy teeth!

Who is the new vet ready for surgery?
Checking Kirri's heart.

Make yourself as small as you can if you meet a dog without its owner.

Thank you Erin, Tara and Kirri!

Prep K brainstormed some questions to ask the Vet nurses about what a Vet does.

Fantastic questions and wonderings Prep!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Learning new skills!

We are learning to use a digital camera to take pictures of our rabbits when they arrive next week. This is what we have learnt about using a camera:
  • be careful with the camera
  • hold the camera still
  • look at the screen to check your shot
  • push the button carefully
We practised taking photos in our classroom. Here is a slideshow of our photos.

The Preps are VERY creative!

Can you give us some hints on how to take good photographs?


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rabbit Discoveries!

We are very excited to be having some rabbits in our classroom next week. We will be able to watch them grow and change.

We were wondering what we needed to do to get ready for our rabbits so we asked two of our Grade 6 buddies who have rabbits to come and talk to us.
First we brainstormed some questions to ask our guest speakers who are 'experts' in caring for pet rabbits - thank you so much Chloe and Amy!

Listening to experts is a great way to learn!

Our special guest 'experts'
We have discovered so many things about rabbits - here are our discoveries:

I learnt that rabbits need hay in their hutch to keep them warm. Aly

I discovered that rabbits eat a lot of broccoli and carrots. Hamish

I discovered that rabbits drink water. Hannah B

I discovered that rabbits don't just stay in cages they need exercise everyday. Hannah A

I discovered that rabbits eat more than just carrots they eat lots of vegetables. Ben

I learnt that rabbits are not allowed to eat meat. Matthew

I discovered rabbits hop a lot. Bethany

I learnt that bunnies need sleep so when they get up in the morning they have lots of energy. Mia

I discovered that rabbits sleep with their eyes open. Annie

I discovered that baby rabbits are called kittens. Tom

Rabbits grow up because they have sleep, vegetables and water. Zachary

 I discovered that rabbits like to be cuddled but you have to be careful because they might scratch you. Nicholas

 We discovered that a female rabbit is called a doe and a male rabbit is called a buck . Prep K

What do you know about caring for rabbits?
Do you know any other facts about rabbits?

Welcome back to Term Two!

We hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday - Term Two is going to be a very exciting and busy term.

On Monday we started the day with an Easter Egg Hunt (not the chocolate kind!). Easter Bunny left all the letters of the alphabet hidden around our playground. We had to find each letter and tick it off our list.

This term we want to continue to learn to work together and cooperate. So we chose partners from our friends in Prep D and helped each other to find our letter Easter eggs.

We had so much fun!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Celebrating a great term!

This term has been very busy - the Preps have been amazing. Their enthusiasm and joy of learning is so wonderful to see.
We are now on our term break - we hope everyone has a happy and safe Easter.

Here is a slideshow of just some of the activities we have enjoyed.

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