Teddy Bear Day

So, after YEARS of reading about Jodi's Teddy Bear Day, I finally did it! It was so fun! All the kids loved it! I will definitely be doing it next year.  Although, since it was my first time, I will be tweaking some things, for sure.

So... This particular day, I happened to wake up with absolutely NO voice!! That was great. Luckily, I had a parent that had offered to come in and help the day before. I wasn't going to have anyone come in, but sure! I can always use help, right!??  THANKFULLY I did, because she read the Teddy Bears' Picnic to the class for me - and the other book, I happened to have on CD, so we just listened to that one...so my other Teddy Bear books did not get read that day. Oh well. 

Then we did our Teddy Bear Adjective chart.

And put together our folder...

Most of the activities come from Jodi's Teddy Bear Day pack, but I added some other ideas too...

like the directed drawing page.  This one comes from THIS book. My kids are really into the drawing activities this year. I'm so glad!!

In the box under the step by step, they drew and measured their bears. On the page to the left, we drew it again and labeled the parts of a bear.

My parent volunteer did the Teddy Bear Math activities. So glad - because I would NOT have been able to talk to all my groups and do this activity with them. 

Some didn't have teddy bears, so they brought whatever animal they did have....this dinosaur is so fitting for his owner. lol

Later on in the day we compared real bears to teddy bears. I would have read a book first, BUT I had no voice.

And I wanted to do a science experiment with Gummy Bears, but I didn't have a voice, so I skipped that and we just did the Estimation Station

Oh Nelly, we've got a long way to go with estimating - hahaha.

So that was Teddy Bear Day. We did it during our Little Red Hen week, AND a 4-Day week. Oy! What a week! It was so fun though. Definitely give it a try! Even if you have Kindergarten or TK that does it - because I guarantee, it won't be the same, and the kids will love to do it again.

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