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Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

February 15, 2016
by Denise Krebs

Sporty Bilbies

I did sports with bilbies. We slept together because we were tired. We did many things together. I play with bilbies and we color and we eat and we watch T.V. and we read books. We love each other.

By B17


February 15, 2016
by Denise Krebs

Bilby Went to the Zoo

I talk with bilbies.

I play with them.

They sleep with me and listen together to the story.

We go to the zoo to see camel, cow and horse.


Some facts about bilbies

Bilby is nocturnal creature (active during the night).

By B21

Something new we learned today. Do you know the opposite of nocturnal, for creatures that are active during the day?

Here’s the upside down answer, so you can think about it first:


January 25, 2016
by Denise Krebs

More from the Bilbies

I went with bilbies to meet my cousin Maryam. She took photos with bilbies. Then we played together. After that we had a tasty meal.

Bilbies are cute and friendly creatures. They are caring and helpful. Bilbies live in the desert and like to live in peace. They don’t harm other creatures. Their house is called burrow.

By B9


I and my sister play with bilbies. We spent a fun time with them.

Bilbies are cute, sweet, lovely.

By B1


The bilbies got to go to the hospital and see this brand new little one!




January 25, 2016
by Denise Krebs
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More Bilby Travels

I made a house with a carton for the bilbies, a quite big house with a door and window.

I also kept a blanket for them to sleep and some food for them to eat plus water to drink.

Me and little brother played with the bilbies and had a great time, although it was a short time.

“Bilbies have very powerful forelimbs and strong claws, which are used for digging for food and burrows.” Perth Zoo

Bilbies are quiet, kind and shy.

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January 25, 2016
by Denise Krebs

Home with the Bilbies

We had lunch at 12:00. Then I made a small house for them with a carton box. I made one door and two windows for this house.

We played with my one hundred toy cars. We watched the Lego movie on my TV.

Bilbies are 11-22 inches and 1-2.4 kilograms. Bilbies have an excellent sense of smell and share hearing. Their fur is blue and grey.

By Wissam

January 24, 2016
by Denise Krebs

Bilbies Went Home

I took the bilbies home. I played with them all the time. Mama took a picture for me with the bilbies and sent it to Mrs. Denise by email.

The bilbies have long silky blue grey fur. They have ears like a rabbit.

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October 18, 2015
by Denise Krebs

The Bilbies Go Home with the Star of the Week

We are enjoying having Bilbies in our classroom. They came all the way from Australia. They are now part of the Star of the Week activities. Our weekly star student can choose to take our Bilbies pack or our Blue rhinoceros pack home for the week.

This week’s star student took the Bilbies home for the week, and then she took them on a trip to Doha in Qatar.

It was the first time since they left Australia that they went on a plane! I’m sure they liked it better sitting in the passenger section than they did when they flew in the cargo area.

Anyway, here is an essay she wrote and some pictures of their amazing week! I know they will come back to school all worn out and with lots of good stories to tell.

The bilbies and I went to Doha and we had a wonderful time together. First we went to the Bahrain Airport; next we got on the plane and flew to Doha. It took 30 minutes. After that we arrived at the airport in Doha. Then our taxi came and took us to our hotel and we had Asian for dinner. The next morning we went back to the pool and then we had lunch. After lunch we went back to the airport in Doha, and finally we boarded the plane and returned to Bahrain.

Facts about real bilbies
The bilby is a nocturnal omnivore that doesn’t need to drink water. Bilbies are from the deserts of Australia, and have long muzzles and very big ears that let out heat. They are becoming endangered because of habitat loss and change, and problems with other animals. The bilby is also the Easter icon in Australia.

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Snuggling in bed and reading with the Bilbies.

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The Bilbies at French class.

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Reading with the Bilbies on a relaxing Saturday morning.

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Going to swim school with the Bilbies.

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Sharing ‘Family Game Night’ with the Bilbies.

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At the airport with the Bilbies.

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Boarding the Airplane with the Bilbies and Sisters.

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Ready for take-off with the Bilbies.

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Doha taxi ride with the Bilbies.

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Bilbies at breakfast.

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Bilbies visit a Doha police station.


The Bilbies enjoy the Doha skyline from a big square.

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Bilbies enjoying a view of Doha.

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Bilbies lounging on the sweets counter.

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Bilbies go for a swim.

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Bilbies go for a swim.

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Bilbies take in a Doha police march.

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Bilbies take in a Doha police march.


The Bilbies visit a souvenir shop.

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Bilbies having a sushi dinner.

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Bilbies enjoying Italian food.

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Bilbies enjoying the fun hotel decor.


Bilbies enjoy Syrian food in Souq Waqif.


A giant yellow bear (Winnie-the-Pooh?) for the Bilbies in Doha airport. Ma’a Salama, Doha!

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