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Friday, 20 January More Bears! If you have not read this book, you must! We looked at these four types of bears: Here is the chart we created: Check out her bear unit here I wish I had more time to do all of the activities. We tasted strawberry jam, tuna fish, and honey on crackers.
We graphed our favourite bear food. We compared it to the book "Growl! You can download the student version by clicking the picture below. We have been working on addition and just started talking about "Tens Partners". We created this rainbow anchor chart to help us remember them!
One partner closes their eyes, the other partner uses bear counters I used Teddy Graham crackers and puts some in each circle. They write the total in the square at the end and then covers up one of the circles with a "cave" paper cup or bowl. The other partner guesses how many bears are in the cave.
You can use any number of bears. I had mine use all ten bears, so the sum always stayed This was great practice for the "Tens Partners". When we started talking about hibernation, we read a book called "All About Hibernation". Then we created a large poster called "Where do animals go in the winter?
I got this idea from the very creative Amy over at Fun 4 Kids. See all of her winter animal ideas here! My students coloured the large background poster. Then they coloured the animals, cut them out with the labels, and glued them into the correct winter home. Then we added some cotton balls for snow!
If you would like a copy of the poster, click the pictures below. I print the background on white 11 x 17" paper.
Amy also had a poem on her blog called "Winter Animals". It has some cute actions to go with it. We practiced the poem all week, then today we glued it into our poetry journals and illustrated it. Click above to download the poem. And last, but not least, we read the Bill Martin Jr.
Kids love the fun rhythm of these books. Kacey Doodle Bugs Teaching, go there now! Check here and here. I created an art lesson to go with these books. There is a simple pattern to use and you can create any of the four bears: Students use plastic combs or a piece of cardboard to create different paint techniques.
Click on the picture below to download the full directions and patterns for free from TpT. These are the samples I created. I let the students choose any colour background. Here are my students working hard on their artwork.
It was actually a pretty easy project to get all together. We did the painting one day and the assembly the next day.Examples include but are not limited to documenting books read in reader journal, preparing a book talk, write a review on Biblionasium, and write an essay about a book or article that made an impact.
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