Before Five in a Row: The ABC Bunny

This week we read The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag.  It follows a little bunny’s adventure as he makes his way through the letters of the alphabet.  The rhyme was published in 1933 and is actually set to a song.

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We studied the musical notes on the pages and learned that we can also read music just like we can read books.  We watched the song on YouTube, but they hated it  (I won’t lie, I didn’t enjoy it either) so we danced to this one instead.  Much jazzier!

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I was originally going to skip this book as well, but we’re finally finishing up Foundations A  Logic of English with Benjamin so I thought it would a fun book to do since we’ve learned all of the alphabet now.  He’s made so much progress!

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Nothing more satisfying than an empty workbook!

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We didn’t spend much time on this story, but played letter games all week. We made alphabet soup.  They dipped up bowls and had to read the letter sounds. They look so sleepy!

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We used our animal classification cards from Homeschool Creations to search the illustrations for different kinds of animals.  I’m always surprised at how much they delight in hunting for animals on the page. We even have to take turns because there is too much fighting about who gets to find them!

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Logic of English is a bit different in that it doesn’t teach the order of the alphabet or letter names until the second book.  We practiced lining them up in order, reading the sounds, and then found objects beginning with each phonogram.

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On a side note, we  (mostly) had fun making bird houses for teatime.  Clara had fun, but Benjamin clearly had grander visions for his structure and quickly became frustrated when the frosting was to too thin.  In the end he was happy with how it turned out and I loved the addition of a ramp!  I would’ve been intrigued to see what he was actually envisioning.

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We visited a local farm, Agroturismo Gelindo, hoping to see bunnies.  Again, we had no luck, but we did get to see pigs and horses and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect! I cannot believe I didn’t get a picture of Clara with the horse!

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