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1-2-3 Come Do Some Activities For "Polar Bear What Do You Hear?"  

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, emergent reader books, class made books Bill Martin's ”Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” is one of my Y5s all-time favorite stories.

With that in mind, I just finished designing some quick, easy and fun activities children can transition to after you read the tale.  I'm featuring 3 on the blog today.

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There are full color patterns to use for centers, plus a black and white pattern so your students can make their own.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, class made books When everyone is done with their story wheel, have children pick a partner, and take turns retelling the story.

We sometimes do this with our older "reading buddies".

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books As a comprehension-assessment tool, and for fine motor practice, another option is to make the “Polar Bear Pie Puzzles”, which have BW & color templates.

In order to practice a variety of standards, there are 5 different puzzle-base options.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Simply choose which is most appropriate for your kiddos.

There's also a writing prompt worksheet, where students write what happened in the story, which will further check comprehension and reinforce chronological writing.  

 

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Next up is the "Polar Bear What Do You Hear?" SOUND packet.

Because the characters in the story hear different sounds, the tale is perfect for explaining onomatopoeia & reinforcing the 5 senses.

Since most of my students have never heard the sound of these animals, I’ve included links to real animals roaring, hissing, snorting etc. (One for each animal in the story!)  
My kiddos absolutely LOVE this activity, and are truly amazed how animals “speak”.

The packet also includes:

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books * 3 writing prompt worksheets.
If your students are like mine, even your most reluctant writers will enjoy contributing their page to 3 class-made books.

1. “Animals Animals What Would You Like To Hear?”
( Fill-in-the-blanks & illustrate worksheet page).

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books 2. “Chit Chat With The Animals”
( If a _______ (animal) could talk what are some things they might say?” Color-me worksheet pages featuring a variety of animals for children to choose from). 

Younger students can dictate or write one simple sentence, encourage older students to do a bit of research on their animal and write sentences that incorporate that information. "The zookeeper measured me today and I weigh 5 tons and an 11 feet tall."

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books 3. “Children Children What Do You Like To Hear?”
(When it comes to awesome sounds, here’s a list of my top ten favorites: color-me worksheet pages).  Includes girl & boy options.

Completed work makes a wonderful bulletin board.

I've included 3 posters to use for the center of your displays.
Later, add the covers to make class-made books, which are great for parent-teacher conferences.  There's also . . .

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books * A set of puzzle cards where students match the animal section to the sound section. Fun for Daily 5 word work, or a vocabulary-building activity.

* 2 graphing extensions.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books * A set of pocket chart cards, which helps reinforce the onomatopoetic vocabulary in the story.

Make an extra set for an independent center activity, where students match the sound card to the animal/zookeeper card.

These can also be passed out prior to reading the story.
As you read “Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” the child holding that card brings it up and places it on your flannel or white board.

Afterwards, pass the animal cards out and see if children can arrange them in the correct sequence of the story. Grab that teachable moment to practice ordinal numbers.

* I’ve also included a mini-set of the cards for “Memory Match” & “I Have; Who Has?” games. Children can sort, sequence & alphabetize these smaller cards, as well as use them to make up sentences.

Toss them into a container and have children choose an animal card then make that noise, or choose a sound card and tell which animal made that noise.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Finally, the farm unit, is one of our preschoolers favorites, so I wrote “Farmer Farmer What Do You Hear?” as a fun, parody-like writing prompt, for them to transition to after we read “Polar Bear What Do You Hear?”  Instead of wild animals, this story features animals on the farm.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Even beginning writers will enjoy filling in the blanks, then illustrating their page for a sweet class-made book. PK kiddos can simply dictate their answers.

Completed projects also make an adorable bulletin board.  I’ve included a poster for the center of your display.

Later, collate the pages and add the cover to make the booklet, which is perfect for parent-teacher conferences.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Besides the class book, I’ve also included an emergent reader.
There are 3, BW options, making it suitable for PK kiddos as well as kindergarten and first grade, or to diversify within your classroom.

5 senses anchor chartI've also included colorful teacher templates as well.

The featured FREEBIE today is a cute "5 Senses" anchor chart poster.  I hope you find it useful. 

Me 3Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm watching 2 of our 8 grandchildren today, so it's time to switch to my "Nana hat"; we're going to make Valentines. 

Wishing a day filled to the brim with blessings.

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." - Doug Larson

1-2-3 Come Make A Barn Manipulative With Me

My Y5's LOVED "sliders".  I designed them for every theme and for a variety of report card standards (shapes, letters, numbers, words etc.) They provide wonderful fine motor skill practice, and are a quick, easy and fun way to whole-group assess.  I named them "sliders" because students "slide" their answer strip up and down to locate the correct response.

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There are traceable word cards featuring various farm life holding a shape.  I've also included traceable, shape-word cards as well.  Teachers can flash a card, students then manipulate their slider to find that shape and shape word on their sliders. 

Print off extra sets of the cards so children can play  Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" shape games. For further reinforcement, run off the "My Shapes booklet". Children trace and write the shape word, as well as trace and color the shape. 

Click on the link to view/download the Who Let The Shapes Out Barn Packet.

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