Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Time Capsule Tuesday: Hoppin' Back to 2007

We officially began homeschooling in the summer of 2006. Superman had just turned five years old, Giggly Girl was three, and Sweet Pea was one.

Since I didn't blog back then, I've decided to reminisce a bit and highlight some of the things we did in that first year of our homeschool journey, which we called Pre-K.

I will probably also use "Time Capsule Tuesday" to write about things we've done since that time, which I've not had a chance to post about - imagine that!

As I was flipping back through our old photos, I thought I'd share some springtime fun we had with a mini-unit on rabbits in one of the weeks leading up to Easter 2007.

We read all of the "bunny" books included in the Before Five in a Row Curriculum:

The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag
The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

We also read several Beatrix Potter stories featuring her famous rabbit characters:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies

Every one of these are such sweet stories. I think I'll pull them out again for my little ones tomorrow. :)

Some of our activities:

We made "edible bunnies" from pears, marshmallows, raisins, and of course, carrots and lettuce leaves.

Sweet Pea needed Mommy to make hers, but she had no trouble eating it all by herself!

We also took a field trip to the local animal shelter to visit this adorable bunny. We were able to look closely and see the rabbit features we had learned about - large feet, whiskers, eyes on the sides of her head, and large ears. We also got to feel how soft a bunny's fur really is!

We learned about different kinds of rabbits, their habitat, what they eat, the difference between a rabbit and a hare, and that rabbits are mammals.

We also used I Can Draw Animals (Usborne Playtime Series)to learn how to draw a rabbit.

This was a memorable unit for me and my sweet preschoolers.
Next week I'll share about our Holy Week activities from that same year.

Thanks for joining me on this little stroll down memory lane - hope you enjoyed it!


  1. As always Great Post Shannon
    I love your ideas they help

  2. How fun! I never thought of the animal shelter for a field trip. Very cool.

  3. Your kids are adorable! What a great lesson, they look like they were having so much fun!

  4. LOVE those rabbits with the pears and lettuce Shannon! I am going to have to steal that idea! Soooo fun! Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Cute bunny salads. I think my kids would still like those.


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