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Mrs. Nash's Second Grade Class
Cumberland  Elementary School
White Fish Bay, Wisconsin


We have approached our Bunny Reader activity in a slightly different manner. Several students were asked to gather various library books of their choice that were related to bunnies. Once the books were gathered, the students were given the instructions to create their own activity to present to their classmates. Each student will explain to the class why they chose their particular book and activity. After the selected students have given their presentations, the class will discuss what they have learned so far about bunnies. The remaining students will then begin the Bunny unit. They will visit our computer lab (30 individual stations) once a week for 4 weeks. The students and teacher will read as many books and visit as many Bunny Reader sites as possible. We will look for new information about bunnies. We will also investigate new ways to write and present information. Students/groups will write and present their personally selected bunny information based on a book of their choice.

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
Alternate Ending
written by

 While Peter’s mother is walking home from the grocery store, she sees him in trouble, and sneaks up and gets him. Mr. McGregor is planting cabbage so he does not see them. Peter’s mother takes him home and gives him a 10 minute time out in his room. After that she talks to him about when she said not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden. He learns his lesson not to get into mischief anymore and do what his mother says. Now that he is doing the best work from all of the other bunnies, they like him the most and they do what ever he wants them to do. They treat him like a king!

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Rabbits by Casey

Most people first hear about rabbits when they are very young. They hear about them in books, nursery rhymes, or in cartoons like Bugs Bunny. Well say goodbye to those rabbits because I am here to talk about the real ones for now.

Rabbits live nearly EVERYWHERE!! That's right, even in the South Pole. Rabbits are ancient, they are one of the oldest mammals alive. Rabbits are not rodents. Scientists have thought of a name for the rabbit family. They came up with this name...Lagomorphs. Lagomorph is a Greek name that means hare shaped. The Lagomorphs are divided into two families, the larger family is called Leporidae. The smaller family is the Ochotonidae, which only contains one kind of rabbit, the pika. The Leporidae family has three kinds of rabbits which have Greek names that are extremely hard to pronounce, but their English names are the Cottontail, which only live in America, the Wild European Rabbit, and I'm not sure what the other is called.

Rabbits have 28 teeth. Rabbits have 6 incisors unlike rodents. Rabbits have an ability to turn their ears in any direction to hear predators coming.

Lots of people mistake Rabbits for Hares. Well, yes they are in the same family, but if you put a Jackrabbit, which is really a hare right next to a Cottontail you will find a lot of differences. The hare is larger and has larger ears. The hare has longer legs and is more muscular. The hare hops and leaps, the cottontail walks and runs more than it leaps. The real difference, the babies. Hare babies are born with fur and all their senses work nearly perfectly and they can hop almost IMMEDIATELY after birth. Cottontail babies are born with no fur, and their eyes are shut. They usually can't walk for 3 weeks.

Jack rabbits only live in the U.S. To end my report I would like to talk about how lots of people use Rabbit Expressions such as Quicker than a jack Rabbit, or Rabbit Ears.

Well thank you for reading my report on rabbits and hares. Bye!

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Comparing Rabbits In Children’s Literature To Rabbits in Real Life




Rabbits can walk on two legs

They come in all colors.

Rabbits can talk.

They wear clothes a lot.

They roam and live freely.

Ears don’t flop/straight up.

Rabbits have one texture, always very soft/smooth.

They seem to only eat carrots or turnips.

The stories they are in are usually short stories.

In books they look a lot alike.

A lot of the rabbits are able to read a lot like signs and other things.


Rabbits hop on four legs.

They come in a few colors.

Rabbits cannot talk.

They do not wear any clothes.

Most are owned unless wild.

Their ears can flop a lot.

Rabbits have different textures.

They appear to eat a lot of different things.

Real stories about rabbits are long articles.

Rabbits look very different.

Real rabbits can not read at all, they do not wear any clothes.

These activities support the following Whitefish Bay Grade 2 Standards:

Language Arts Content Standard 5 Demonstrates competence in the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.

Language Arts Content Standard 7 Effectively gathers and uses information for research purposes. Uses books and multimedia to gather information for research topics. Compiles information into written or oral reports. Uses a variety of strategies to identify topics to investigate.

Language Arts Content Standard 9 Demonstrates ability to evaluate, create,analyze, and edit media. Uses computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information. (operates common computer hardware and software: uses basic word-processing, graphics, and drawing programs;creates,stores,and retrieves electronic files etc.)