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Friday, September 2, 2011

More Brown Bear Fun and Lots of Pictures!

Oh my goodness y'all...this week was so much fun!  (and a little exhausting!)  My kinder kiddos are really starting to get in to our routine and finally settling in...
In the midst of continuing rules and procedures, we hit centers hard this week learning how to play our "roll and dot" games, "spinner games", and how to use bingo dotters.
I think our favorite game was the "Brown Bear Bowling" center...You can find this game in my Brown Bear Unit at TpT

Notice the mat...this made it easy for my kids to set up the pins once they knock them down...Hint...make the circles large enough so that if one pin falls over it won't knock them ALL over or else they will get "6" or "10" every time depending on how many pins you use.

Spin & Graph Brown Bear Colors

We practiced our sight words using this reader...I used this to teach my students how to use the word wall to find color words....they did so good!  Of course, we read it too!

My student teacher read Elmer for Rainbow Day today and they made a big patchwork Elmer...we used this activity to name the shape and color.

This was our first pocket chart center

We celebrated Rainbow Day by Reading the poem Rainbow Hair and then we made our own "Rainbow Hair" to wear!!  They LOVED it!

 Close-up of the Rainbow Hair...

We used Interactive Writing to fill in the color words on the Rainbow Hair poem

 We practiced pre-writing strokes using Rainbow Writing

 Our last few Brown Bear projects for our texture book...

Torn paper rainbows...this is one of my favorite projects to do at the beginning of each year.  
These go home in their K portfolios in May!

Every year on black day we read Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall...if you have never read it...It's a Must!  We made a Miss Viola Swamp.

 Then, we compared Miss Nelson's naughty class to Mrs. Lee's kind class...

Whew!  Busy, busy!  
But hey, it's a long weekend!  
Roll Tide!

You can find many of the Brown Bear Activities shown above at my TpT store...if you want to know specifics...please ask!


  1. WOW! You accomplished a lot with your kiddies. I'm seriously impressed.
    Enjoy your weekend :)

    Grade ONEderful

  2. Looks like you had lots of fun and got a lot done. Do you have the rainbow handwriting sheet somewhere? My kids definitely need some work on pre writing. Love all you great ideas.

  3. This looks like a fun week. I just purchased your Brown Bear unit for my EL Kinders. I plan to do a color unit for the next two weeks (9 days). Would you be willing to share the sequence of projects (your lesson plans would be wonderful, lol) that you ised during your nine day unit? Thank you so much for the unit. Money well spent! Now, I have to cut and laminate! :) My email is ambervincent6810@comcast.net

    THANKS AGAIN! I love it! Amber

  4. Thanks Amber....I will e-mail you soon! :)

  5. a m a z i n g! i am an 8th year teacher....first year this year in kinder. i am overwhelmed at how fun everything is!!!! do you do a color a day? girlforgod27@aol.com

  6. Is the rainbow strokes practice sheet included your Brown Bear packet? If not, would you be willing to share?

  7. Yes, the Rainbow Strokes is in the Brown Bear Unit along with TONS of other things! :)

  8. Can't wait to do my unit in a week. I just got kiddos this week. Going to have my hubby cut out wooden cubes tonight for me so that I will have them for the whole year!! I love the Miss Nelson project, too. Gotta add that to my list. How are you making all of your eyes on your project? They don't look like the kids are cutting them. Is there something easier I should be doing!?! LOL

  9. Robynn, the eyes are diecut circles....yes tons easier. It's hard for them to cut something that small especially this early in the year. :)

  10. I use the Rainbow Hair poem, too. Love the idea of wearing rainbow hair! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love your textured Brown Bear book! What types of things did you use to texture the pages? Thanks!

  12. LOVE ALL OF IT!!!! Comparing Miss Nelson's class to your class...priceless! Good idea with the bowling pin mat also!!! I LOVE those little things that seems so simple, but seem so hard for me to think of =) without great teachers like you who share!!!

  13. What a great week! (We are making Roy G Biv in Art class this week.)
    I posted a few of our bear lesson pics, too. :-)


  14. What fun Brown Bear activities. We just read that book last week. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Wow! You are incredible... your students are so VERY lucky to have you!

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

  16. absolutely love all your ideas and the brown bear unit! it was well worth the purchase :) any chance you could email me the sequence of your lessons for the unit, like a previous comment requested?! i'm a second year kinder teacher and still learning the ropes! thanks so much in advance... i can't get enough of all your ideas!

  17. I selected you as one of my top ten blogs! You can check it out here http://pocketfullofkinders.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-blog-was-rated-top-10.html
    and grab your button here http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/2011/05/top-10.html
    Ms. Patterson
    Pocket Full of Kinders

  18. Can you remind me where to go to get the Brown bear graphics?

  19. I love your brown bear unit! I purchased it this weekend and can't wait to use it next week! We are doing texture properties in Science next week, so I would love how and what you put on each animal (would you mine sharing?). I would also love your sequence of your plans, if possible. Thanks for creating such a wonderful product! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  20. Hi - I am a mom with a daughter in kindergarten. Could you email me where you found the trace a shape worksheet - it looks so neat! My daughter just did a similar unit on Brown Bear. She had a blast. sqs17(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. Do you sell the Miss Nelson's missing art project it is adorable kyeich@lcscmail.com

  22. I can't wait to purchase the brown bear unit! I still have 2 weeks before kids come..How long till you introduced centers to them. IS there any chance you could email me the sequence of your lessons for the unit

  23. Do you know the author of the Rainbow Hair book?

  24. I was wondering where to find the pages for the texture book? I just downloaded the brown bear color unit on TPT but didn't see them included. Thank you!

  25. I love love love the Miss Nelson activity! I have been searching for new activities to go with my favorite read alouds...and this is perfect! Just curious....did you do this as a shapes lesson too? was it a TLC type project? It is do adorable!..can't wait to do this with my kinderbears!!
    I would appreciate any info you would be wiling to provide.

    1. HAHA didn't read far enough! I found the directions on TPT and purchased them, so no need to respond. Thanks for sharing your creativity ;0)

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