GSB has the great fortune of housing 6 bunnies in their courtyard. Different classes are responsible on a rotating schedule to care for them. They are fun to watch and a fantastic way to teach. We have had discussions about care and responsibility of pets, healthy eating and exercise, shelters, and even bullying (one rabbit had to be separated from the rest for biting their ears).
On Wednesday, the 5th grade has an agriculture club during lunch and recess. While we eat, we talk about the chores that need to be done. We always feed the bunnies kale, banana, and carrots and give them water. Sometimes we have to spread out hay for them, shovel, build or repair their homes, and other jobs. There is always time to snuggle a bunny or two at the end, though!