Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (FIAR)

Our Five In A Row Co-op met again to "row" The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.  To begin class, the kids rolled dice to draw a bunny part by part.  They read the story listening for each mention of a vegetable.  Then, they unscrambled words to spell vegetables.  Just like the little bunnies in the story, they snacked on homemade bread, blackberry jam, and milk.

Following snack, the kids each decorated a cup - aka flower pot!  We headed outside to give the little ones a chance to find their green thumbs.  Believe it or not, my kids didn't get dirty.  They scooped soil into their cups, planted their seeds, and watered them.  Jeremiah will attempt to grow carrots, Caleb chose squash, and Rachel some flowers.  While I don't have high hopes for this harvest, you never know :-)

Inside to wash hands, then, bunny suckers for all.  We also scored some great nutrition goodies from the extension agent.  She caught wind of our vegetable study and kept appearing with fun stuff:  placemats, coloring books, puzzles, crayons, silly bandz, etc.  My three little love bunnies we're excited and had a great morning with their friends.

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