Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Last week was our big hibernation week in Kindergarten. The students brought their teddy bears from home to enjoy in our classroom all week long. We had our own bear cave in our classroom along with a cave in our hallway. Our bears hibernated in the classroom with the exception of different activities. We measured our bears height, the circumference of the bears' heads and tummies using non-standardized units. On Friday, we hibernated in our classroom using our teddy bears and favorite books and also got to go hibernate in our bear cave in the hall. We also had a teddy bear picnic complete with teddy grahams and our big picnic basket. Due to the yucky weather, we moved our picnic inside. The students learned many interesting facts about bears and animals that hibernate. We incorporated math activities into our week, not only with our teddy bears, but also with bear manipulatives in our classroom.