I went to IKEA this weekend.  Does anyone else love that place as much as I do?  Half of our home is furnished by IKEA and  I love the way it looks.  I am into the slightly traditional styles instead of the modern styles.  Luckily they are bringing in more traditional style items.

But I digress.

So I went to IKEA this weekend and LOOK what I found!  How cute is this guy?!?!

I fell in love with this sweet, little, stuffed guy.  He was in the baby section and was a decent size- almost 8 inches tall.  At first I snagged him for my little girl, but she already has a million stuffed animals.
And then I started thinking of my classroom.
Which led me to the idea of a class pet.  Bunnies are often class pets, right?  Last year I posted about Gingerbread Fred.  The students LOVED him!  I think the first month of school we will have our class pet go home with a different student each night! Who will the pet be?  The cute fuzzy-wuzzy bunny above!  
I think I will let the students name him…it could be a fun graphing intro maybe?
I am going to put this on iron on transfer paper and use it to decorate a canvas bag. Which reminds me, I never did this for Gingerbread Fred so I need to make him one, too!  I think I am coming up with the beginning of my Monday Made It!  Then I am going to print another copy of the page out, cut out around the fancy border and glue it onto the cover of a composition notebook.
I will glue in a copy of the sheet onto the front inside cover.  I am also going to laminate the sheet to keep inside the bag.
I also ordered these two books from Amazon  (affiliate links which mean I may receive a small commission from any purchases through the links below)

for the kids to read to our class pet each night!  I thought they looked super cute!
The best part about this lil’ cutie?  He was only $4.99!    I picked up TWO in case something happens to the first one and he needs to take a bath….or take a visit to the dumpster, or something like that!

Published by Mandy Gregory

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

4 replies on “How Many Students and One Class Bunny?”

  1. Cuuuute! A couple of years ago the district adopted a no pet policy. This would be a fun way for my kids to have a class pet or mascot. I love it!! Thanks for your ideas!


  2. I love this idea for a class pet! So much easier than having a live animal! He looks like the Velveteen Rabbit. I can't remember how long that book is, but if it's not too long, maybe that should be one of his favorite stories… just the first thought I had after reading this post! LOVE this idea!!!

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