Who Hibernates?

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by Alisha

Katee taught us a song called “Hurry, Hurry.” Here are the lyrics-

Hurry, Hurry
Rabbit twitched his twitchety ears on a twinkling autumn day,
He could hear the North Wind whistle and he scampered off to say:
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, we must all get fat and furry,
Not a moment to be lost, I can hear old Jackie Frost.

Groundhog sniffed her sniffety nose on a snappy autumn day
She could smell the winter coming, and she waddled off to say:
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, we must all get fat and furry,
Not a moment to be lost, I can smell old Jackie Frost.

Squirrel shivered a shivery shiver on a shiv’ry autumn day
He could feel the North Wind’s fingers, and he scurried off to say:
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, we must all get fat and furry,
Not a moment to be lost, I can feel old Jackie Frost.

Black Bear blinked her blinkety eyes on a blust’ry autumn day
She could see the snow clouds gather, and she lumbered off to say:
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, we must all get fat and furry,
Not a moment to be lost, I can see old Jackie Frost.

As we learned this song, we talked about how animals hibernate in the winter. Many children were curious,  who hibernates?? Although humans do not sleep for winter, we did talk about things slow down in the winter. For many, winter is an introspective time. We also connected our conversations about hibernation to our study of spirals, because many animals snuggle up into a spiral during hibernation.

 

 

 

Here are some animals who hibernate. Do any of them surprise you? Do you know any other animals that hibernate? Share them with your children!

 

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