1. Teacher reads aloud to the class, Little Panda.
2. As the teacher reads, he/she stops and discusses the information being presented with the class.
- What does the baby panda look like when it's born? Is it black and white or is it a different color than what we are used to seeing? Can baby pandas see when they are first born? Do they have teeth?
3. After the teacher reads the story, students will have an opportunity to share with the class the photos they found of different types of bears.
- Students should be able to describe key features about their pictures. What colors are the bears? What type of bear is it? Is the bear big or small? Does he live in a cold place? or is it warm?
* See attached copy of Bear Photo Checklist
1. Teacher reviews the different types of bears they learned about on the previous day with the students.
2. The teacher will then distribute a blank color page of a bear. The students will choose their favorite bear to imitate on their color page.
3. After all the students have colored their bear, they should cut the bear out and the teacher will then collect them.
4. As a class, the teacher and students will graph them on chart paper.
5. Once all bears have been graphed, the teacher can discuss with the students how many of each bear was chosen as a student's favorite. The teacher may also discuss which bear received the most favorites within the class.