Tuesday, March 22, 2011
learning about bears and hibernation
I'm really very tardy in getting this post put together, but I hope you'll understand. Sometimes living gets in the way of writing and that's certainly the case where posts about learning with the girls are concerned!
A while back the big girl expressed interest in learning more about bears and specifically about their hibernation.
So...I put together some resources that I knew would appeal to her learning preferences and we worked on them.
Since some of you might also have children interested in learning more about bears I thought I'd compile a listing of the resources we used and share them with you all.
Links to Printables Used in This Unit:
Brown Bear Brown Bear Tot Pack from 1+1+1=1
Brown Bear Shadow Matching Activity
Coloring Pages for Brown Bear
Magnet Pages for Brown Bear
Brown Bear Concentration Game
Color Word Flip Book for Brown Bear
Brown Bear Puppet Story Retelling Pieces
Color Word Clothespin Clip Cards
Brown Bear Color Word Letter Tiles
Jesse Bear Lapbook from Homeschool Share
Bear Handwriting Sheet
Aesop's Fable - The Bear and the Bees
Bear Life Cycle Sheet
Links to Online Resources Used in This Unit:
Online Bear Jigsaw Puzzle
What Will Bella Wear?
North American Bear Center
Books Used in This Unit (we used copies from our local library and I encourage you to do the same when possible):
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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