Whiskers Visit

Through our school-wide focus, “In our Words”, we have been looking at adjectives (describing words) to make our writing and language more interesting. We had a chance to practice this when Whiskers came to visit Wairakei Primary.

Whiskers is a bunny that belongs to Saskia in Room 4 and she brought it in to share with Room 1 and our buddy class Room 10. We brainstormed some questions to ask Saskia:

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Abbie asked - What breed is Whiskers? A Mini Lop

Juno asked – "What does it eat?". Carrots and bananas are treats but she loves cabbages and grapes and grass of course!

Ariana asked – "Is it allowed into the house?". Yes it is!

Saskia then shared some other information with us.  Here’s what we learnt:

  • Whiskers lives outside in a big cage that was made by Saskia’s dad.  
  • She got Whiskers from a pet shop.
  • It needs exercise so Saskia puts Whiskers on a lead and they walk around the farm together.  
  • Whiskers like to be carried and she likes to sleep a lot.

Saskia then held onto Whiskers and walked around the circle and we all got to pat her.

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We then talked about some adjectives that could describe Whiskers:

Joseph – colourful and cute.

Charlie – soft

Carys – smells like cookies

Travis – feels like a cotton ball

Melanie – fuzzy

Ariana – fluffy and cuddly

Saskia then put Whiskers down in the middle of the circle to hop around but Whiskers didn’t move much.  

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We are going to use some of the adjectives we talked about to make an interesting Whiskers paragraph.  Here’s one we did together:

Whiskers, the soft and fluffy bunny, came to visit Room 4 and 10.  Gracefully it watched all the children with its black oval eyes. We gently stroked its fuzzy body, which felt like a cotton ball.

Thank you Saskia for sharing your bunny Whiskers with us.  

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Miss Neal

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