Friday, we began our Brown Bear unit which correlates right along with our colors theme. I read the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Eric Carle to introduce the colors. Then, we learned how to use our paintbrushes by painting a Brown Bear mural. The kids loved it! This was our first time painting for the new school year. Two children worked together to paint one section of the color I assigned them. When it is dry, we use it to match the characters, label the color sections, and to retell the story. This year, we are doing our color days in the order of Brown Bear, so each day we just look at the mural to see what color is tomorrow's color. Later in the day, we colored the Brown Bear characters, cut them apart and put them in a brown baggie. We practiced retelling the story to a partner. Enjoy the pics!
The finished product!