This week we took delivery of "Sally" our Mother Rabbit and her 6 babies (did you know that baby rabbits are called kittens), who were only a few days old on arrival - tucked into their nest with fur from their mother's body to keep them warm. Their eyes are still shut and they are now growing their fur - they are so tiny and wonderful, we will care for them for 4 weeks. The children are very interested and curious, but we must wait for approximately 1 more week before we are able to handle them carefully. This is a wonderful hands on experience for the children who will learn about the development and life cycle of rabbits and how to care for them and be responsible for their safety and well being.
We are noticing the beautiful Autumn leaves around us, and this week we made our own using coloured Edicol dye, these are now hanging in our room and look quite beautiful. We will continue to observe and discuss the changes Autumn brings, why and how this happens, referring to all the seasons of the year.
When it was Anzac day, we made Anzac Biscuits (thank you to Jack's mum Sarah for all her help) we discussed that these biscuits were sent to the Soldiers a long way away to eat. Cooking includes many science experiences - following a recipe, measuring, stirring and mixing, watching what happens to the ingredients when they are mixed, then what happens when they are cooked. When they were cooked - we ate them for afternon tea - delicious! Next week we will be cooking some goodies for our Mothers Day celebrations.
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