Monday, January 23, 2012


Today we started learning all about bears! The children were super excited to bring their bears in and put them inside our cave (I will have to take pictures).  They were taking it VERY seriously.  They didn't want anyone to get near the cave, because they were afraid their bears may 'die' if they wake up in the middle of hibernation! 
Today we focused on black bears, but each day we will have a new bear to focus on with new facts.  We are adding our new knowledge to our bear books daily.  The students are very excited to become non-fiction authors this week! I will take lots of pictures tomorrow of the projects we are working on. For now...I have this cute little bear tracer that we used to hold up some bear facts.  But, I thought he may also be cute for Valentine's Day?! So, I am uploading a quick little Love Is...writing prompt with the tracers as well.  Click on the picture below to download :)


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    1. hahah thanks Jennifer! I need a 'like' button on here :)

  2. Super cute, thanks for the freebies!

  3. So Cute! We are doing bears next week! My favorite part.. "We're going on a bear hunt!" The kids always love it!

    Creating & Teaching

  4. Love how the students were so protective of their bears in the cave! Cute!
    Conversations in Literacy

  5. Caitlin,
    super cute bear! Thank you for sharing! Have a good weekend!

  6. Yay!!! I was looking for something for my bulletin board for Feb. and this is perfect!

    Krazy About Kiddos

  7. do you know that you can go to, go to dencams, choose Jewel's cam - and you will find a real live black bear mama in Northern MN, in her den, with two new cubbies - born a week ago! For real - you can watch them right in the classroom, watch Mama and her new cubs, and hear the cubbies. It is amazing!

    1. No way, I am going to try it right now :) Thanks!!!