We loved reading "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle. As we read, we each listened for our character in the story. When we heard/saw our character in the story, we were responsible for placing our animal on our story board. With this, we worked to retell the story as a whole group.
We then worked to retell the story, individually, during center-time on our own story strip. First, we used our fine motor skills to glue the characters in the order that they were shown in the book (we used our story board for reference). Then, we added detail to our pictures by working to color the animals the way they were described and illustrated in the book. We worked so very hard on our story strips and we are extremely proud of them! Let us read them to you at home, soon!
In our literacy center, we played "Letter Bears" - "'A' Bear, 'A' Bear, what do you see? ... I see a 'B' Bear looking at me. 'B' Bear, 'B' Bear, what do you see? ...I see a 'C' Bear looking at me..."
In our math center, we played with bear manipulatives as we counted, sorted, and/or made patterns with them.