Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday 9: Bunny Hops

Saturday 9: This Is the Way the Bunny Hops

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Why do you suppose there are so many songs about Santa Claus, yet very few about the Easter Bunny?

A. Because the Easter bunny doesn't go HO HO HO. He goes HOP HOP HOP.

2) This song was written by The Kiboomers, two early education teachers who are passionate about the power of music to help kids learn. Tell us about a teacher who had an impact on your life.

A. Practically every teacher I ever had made some impression. My first grade teacher made a negative impact on me, though. Her name was Mrs. Zircle, and she was mean. (I didn't know it at the time, but her husband passed away right before the beginning of the school year. So I have forgiven her.) She always sided with the boys, regardless of what was going on. For example, I never got to ride the little riding toys because the boys always pounced on them first and then wouldn't share. If you complained, she made you stand in the corner. When I made a bad grade in something (I think it was usually math), she made me cry. Actually I think she made most of the class cry because she would stand over your desk and tell everybody what a rotten student you were. I suspect it is, in part, why I am such a perfectionist and so eager to please. I hated being yelled at. She would also make you hold out your hand and she'd smack it with a ruler.

3) Legend has it that the Easter Bunny was introduced to America in the 1700s by German immigrants. These children waited for a magic creature who left colored eggs. Today's kids dye Easter eggs themselves. When did you most recently color eggs?

A. About 40 years ago.

4) The Easter Bunny is usually shown carrying a wicker basket filled with eggs, toys and candy. Is there any wicker in the room you're in right now?

A. No.

5) While marshmallow Peeps are manufactured all year around, they are most popular at Easter. Do you prefer the chicks or the bunnies?

A. I don't like Peeps at all.

6) A little time in the microwave can do ugly things to a Peep. Have you ever nuked a Peep?

A. No.

7) Would you prefer a hollow or a solid chocolate bunny?

A. Hollow would be fewer calories, I suppose. Unless of course it was a very big bunny.

8) A traditional American Easter dinner usually includes glazed ham or roast lamb. Which would you rather have as your main course?

A. I have never eaten lamb, so I will go with ham.



9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated?
 
A. A hot shower.
 
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5 comments:

  1. I had a bad first grade teacher, too. Mrs. Krach. I had a hard time learning cursive and the pressure was so great my bowels turned to water. I do have very nice handwriting, though, so I guess there's a happy ending of sorts. Wouldn't you know? Cursive is dying a art. But I'm good at it!

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    1. I hope the decision on cursive is a dying one (my 9 year old granddaughter is learning cursive). Think how many historical documents children who don't learn cursive will be unable to read, starting with the Constitution (come to think of it--does Trump know cursive?)

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  2. My kindergarten teacher was a total hag. She really picked on me. Humiliated me for being slow to learn tying my shoes (I've never gotten over that, and to this day avoid wearing shoes with laces).

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  3. What a terrible teacher! I only had one teacher who used the ruler on our hands, but i think that was probably 5th grade. As a rule, my grammar school teachers were all pretty good, and I loved my high school teachers. Surprised you have never had lamb. That is my favorite, and I will be cooking a roast for dinner tomorrow. As for the chocolate bunnies, of course i prefer the solid ones...even big ones. But only milk chocolate.

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  4. We were supposed to have lamb for Easter at my brother's and sister-in-law's condo in Maine but now my cousins are coming and we are having ham.

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