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Read to Me
Our book of the week was Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom.
Alphabet Art- Toothpick T
Simon colored all over the T with markers. Then I put a strip of glue on in a T shape. He glued toothpicks on the T shape.
Lessons & Lapbook
Simon loves dressing Jesse Bear in his lapbook. I laminated the pieces and added some Velcro for stickability.
Playing the "Find the Bears Game" was a huge hit! We hid the cards in all kinds of crazy places. Simon never tires of this game. Here is one hiding in a row of books.
We glued this rhyme to the back of the lapbook. Simon enjoyed acting it out (with and without his teddy bear!).
Simon also had fun with his Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle. I found this years ago at a book sale.
Let's Make a Memory ~ Build-A-(Teddy)-Bear
Simon didn't have a teddy bear, so we decided to make a special memory this time. Thanks so much to a kind friend who made this possible for us!
Simon's bear, Chocolate Chip Jesse, is on the left. Elijah's bear, Paddington, is on the right.
Note: If you already have plenty of stuffed friends, or if a trip to Build-A-Bear is not something you want to do, you can make a memory by hosting a teddy bear picnic for your child's furry friends! You can even invite other preschoolers to share the fun.
How Do You Say It Today, Jesse Bear by Nancy White Carlstrom
Happy Birthday, Jesse Bear by Nancy White Carlstrom
Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear by Nancy White Carlstrom
The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Corduroy by Don Freeman
A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
We also listened to A Bear Called Paddington multiple times. Both boys really like the adventures of this mischief-finding bear from darkest Peru.
- toothpicks (flat are best for preschoolers)
- Aleene's Tacky Glue
- treats for a Teddy Bear Picnic (if you aren't going to Build a Bear)