April 8, 2011

A Beary Good Week

This week, our anthology story was "Fishing Bears".

So my wonderful first graders learned all about bears.

Here are some of the fun things we did:

Our KWL Charts Our Paper Bears and Caves

Bear Reports

After we read "Going on a Bear Hunt",

the kids had to make a story map, retelling the story.

Here was our fluency poem for the week:

Today all the kids brought their own teddy bears for a fun day.

First we did teddy bear math.

Then we sorted our bears by sizeand by color.

At the end of the day we had a teddy bear picnic.

The kids and their bears nibbled on honey (honeycomb cereal), fish (goldfish), and animals (animal cookies). Oh yes... how can I forget the Pringles that one of my students insisted on bringing.

Do you have any other bear activities? It is always such a fun unit!


Rachel said...

I remember this from student teaching, so fun! We did gummy bear graphing, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and a bear tree map :)

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

If you are not a Dr. Jean fan, I HIGHLY suggest visiting her website! She does a version of "The Cool Bear Hunt," that my kinders LOVE! Once you become a Dr. Jean fan, well let's just say after attending a 2 day conference with 650+ kinder teachers YOU are hooked! Check out her CD with loads of conceptual songs! SOOOOOO fun! I could go on and on!

Mrs. Kindergarten

Jamie said...

What a CUTE unit! I love the little picnic y'all had :)

Kindermama said...

Super cute.. I loved doing the bear unit we did a bear picnic to :)

Country Girl said...

I'd love to be in your class--looks like so much fun!