Today at circle we brought in one of our bunnies, Lucy, for the children to observe, discuss and wonder about.
Laura: What did you notice while watching Lucy?
ME: I saw her sniff this [block], she put her nose up against it and I heard it.
MC: I saw her walking around in circles.
EZ: I noticed something weird, she was going up to the wall and put her front feet against the wall . . . maybe she wanted to get out of the wall.
LRK: She was not moving too much and she was walking and stopping.
CS: That it has fur, even on her ears and around her eyes.
AM: Why is an outside thing in an inside place?
MC: Maybe it lives outside and inside.
Sarah Lu: Like my cats, they go inside and outside.
AH: I have friends who have a bunny inside.
Laura: What else do you know about bunnies?
CS: I know they like to eat straw.[Sarah Lu adds some apple and a carrot to the bunny’s pen.]
Laura: What do you think she is feeling?
JR: She’s afraid.
CS: Maybe she’s scared about the food.
MC: Maybe because she’s never been inside and she doesn’t know this place.
Several kids announce: She’s sucking her foot! She’s licking! She’s cleaning herself!
CS: That’s what Baker does.
AH: Kitties lick to clean themselves.
OR: I saw her walk around.
AH: I think she wants some strawberries.
WG: She thinks her food is rotten. . . . Maybe she’ll clean her back.
JR: Maybe she thinks, ‘Why am I trapped?’
ME: Maybe she’s smelling the blocks, maybe she’s wondering if this is her house.
Sarah Lu: You know, bunnies sometimes like to chew on wood.
OR: I think she has a house for eating.