|In our search for bunny books, our class read Hopper
Hunts for Spring by Marcus Pfister. This endearing story is about a curious little
bunny that misunderstands his mother and believes that spring is a person and sets out to
look for this new friend. Along the way he does meet new friends and finally understands
that spring is time of year. After we read this story, our class discussed all the signs
of spring that Hopper saw along the way. We then listed these signs along with others that
we have seen around us on chart paper. After reading many poems about spring, each child
chose a spring word from our list to create an acrostic poem. Many students were motivated
to write more than one and we have them posted here for you to see. The author, Marcus
Pfizer, also illustrated this book and blended watercolors for a soft affect. We also gave
watercolors a try to express our feelings about spring.
We hope you enjoy!
Bunnies bouncing all around.
Underground are the bunnies.
New bunnies are born.
I like bunnies in every way!
Easy to find.
Shhh theyre sleeping.
Baby bunnies are born
Umbrellas put away
New bunnies will come and play
New flowers are on their way
Youll be in spring soon
Nice fresh air
Going to fly kites
Grass growing all around
Red flowers popping out of the ground
Autumn comes later after that
Spring then summer, the grass is still growing
Still we are mowing
*Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary