By Kayla Aldrich, Read to Them staff
Hello, all, and happy Friday! We’re here at the end of our second week with Because of the Rabbit. We’ve still got a few surprises in store, so be sure to keep checking back on the blog during the last week of the read. You won’t want to miss what we’ve got planned!
As you head into the weekend, take some time to interact with the digital resources for Because of the Rabbit. You can head over to Flipgrid community - it’s the perfect place to share your thoughts about the book with your peers! This week’s bonus activity is to take a leaf out of Pépère’s book and brainstorm your favorite animal then find what their French name is. For instance, a goofy bear could be called Monsieur L’Ours! Now that you’ve got an animal in mind, come up with a story about them! Be sure to share your story with your Flipgrid Friends in a video response. We look forward to hearing from you!
Before we leave you, here are some writing prompts to wrap-up your Friday:
On page 95, Emma observes: “Around me, kids were talking and laughing. I never knew you could be surrounded by so many kids and still feel alone.” What are some of the ways you could make someone feel less alone? What comforting advice would you give Emma? Write about it.
When Emma has a difficult first day of school, Lapi helps her feel better. When you have a rough day, what is someone or something that always helps in cheering you up? What about them is so comforting? Share your thoughts in a paragraph or two.
“Different makes life more interesting.” (p. 104) Do you agree with this? When is a time that you’ve been seen as different? Was it a positive or negative thing? In a few sentences, record your thoughts in a notebook or journal.
One of the chapter titles is "Rabbits don't consider breed, age, or size when choosing a friend to bond with." (p. 113) Write about how friendships could be improved if humans abided by this law of nature, too.
Emma learns that there is a family that is missing a pet rabbit, and it isn't clear yet what she's going to do. What makes this situation such a difficult one to navigate? Have you ever faced a difficult decision like this? Do you have any advice for Emma? Write and share your answer.