We recited this poem.
We made a class book introducing our furry friends. You can download a copy here.
There was a little drama when one boy's white teddy lost his eye. Luckily we found it!
I gave them the writing prompt: "Today my teddy bear came to life and..."
|Today my tiger came (to) life and it was playing on the monkey bars.|
They had a lot of fun coming up with what their bear would do.
|Today my teddy bear came to life and my teddy bear ate my lunch.|
Each child got a bag with 12 gummy bears. They sorted by color, made a bar graph, and then answered questions like which color did you have the least of? The graph I got from Teaching Heart.
Of course, we also read some bear stories.
We didn't have time because we have music class on Fridays but I was also going to have them measure their bears with unifix cubes and then do some comparing.
It was a fun-filled day that I hope the children will remember fondly when they think back to first grade.
In other news, I would like to thank Teacher Education Degrees for naming my blog to their Top 50 Early Childhood Education Blogs. There are so many wonderful teaching blogs out there I was greatly surprised and honored.