This past week we welcomed October with some Octo-Bear themed fun. All week long we did teddy bear themed activities to reinforce many of our first quarter skills.
In math we worked with a partner to solve teddy bear math problems. We took turns rolling a dice to find out how many bears were on the top and bottom of the bunk bed. Then we added the teddy bears together to find out how many bears were on the bunk bed in all.
We read lots of great bear themed books throughout the week. Here were a few of our favorites . . .
On Monday we read The Very Cranky Bear and then did an activity where we had to recall what each animal gave the bear to cheer him up.
We also read The New Bear at School and did a writing activity to go with it. First we brainstormed a list of things a bear might do if he came to our school.
On Friday we read I Lost My Bear. Then we became bear detectives and created our own book about all the places we might look if we lost our favorite teddy bear. Everyone did such a great job using capital letters and punctuation marks.
We paired up with a friend and used a Venn Diagram to compare how our bears were the same and different.