Letter B (Bear & Bee)

We focused mostly on bears this week, we also talked about how bears like honey and talked about how bee's make honey.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear? By Eric Carle
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you See? By Eric Carle
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? By Eric Carle
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
Corduroy by Don Freeman

Make the letter B with beans! All you need is a sheet of paper, glue and beans.

Fun Facts
Bears hibernate anywhere from 3-6 months depending on how long winter is.

Polar bears are the only bears that don't hibernate.

There are different kids of honey, a few types are "Clover" and "Mountain" honey.  Bee's bring in pollen from different places, if it's from clover fields it's clover honey, if the pollen is brought in from the mountains it's mountain honey. We tasted the different kinds and they are very different from each other.

Hide teddy bears around the house and have your kids try to find them
Build a fort/"bear cave" and talk about where bears live and hibernation
Make Bugs or go discover them right out side
Play with balloons
Blow bubbles
Take a bubble bath
Play baseball or basketball
Visit a bee farm and see how honey is made

Coloring Page (8x10)
 Flash Card (4x6)

Tracing Page (8x10)

Bear Snores On Pack  by 3 Dinosaurs

Brown Bear Pack by 1+1+1=1

Gummy bears (sort by color then eat)

Teddy grahams

Bear shaped pancakes

Download 6 pages of bear songs here. 

Tips to Teaching Letter "B"
I liked this little hint found here.
My little boy had a difficult time remembering the letter B and so we talked a lot about honey bee's and then he remembered that the letter B is just like a bee. 

Theme of the Week
Learning about the Calendar
We took our family calendar off the wall.  Me and my preschooler laid on our tummies on the floor with the calendar in front of us and discussed what the different boxes meant (new days).  We then learned about the days and flipped through the pages and said the months together.  He doesn't KNOW the days and months but he is becoming familiar with them.

We listened to a song here to become familiar with the days of the week.  It's a You-tube video sung to the tune of the Adams family but with the days of the week.  There are a ton of options just go to you tube and type in "days of the week".

Here are some other Ideas for calendars:


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