Friday, November 15, 2013


This coming week we are going to be starting our first Unit Study. K asked me if he could study bears. 

I am very excited to give this a try & the bonus is that Little M loves being included in K's learning!.

Some of the activities planned for this week may seem a bit babyish for a child that is K's age (7)  but K loves the fact that I rely on him as the "helper" to prep. things & to help his little sis & the daycare kids with some craft activities.
I think this is a very valuable lesson for K....he makes me so proud with how loving, caring & patient he is with the little ones :)

I will post pictures of everything next week!

Here are the FREE printables I have created to go with the Bear Unit Study:

The download is free & includes memory/word cards, hibernation Q&A sheet, poem for copywork, label the bear page & notebooking page.

There is also a Polar Bear printable from Lakeshore Learning here:

Brown bear hunts for fish:

Polar bears & their world of ice:
To get to the polar bears we skipped through until about 3 mins. into the video

This is a great freebie from MRS. RUSSELL'S ROOM
It contains a story about a bear & is great for teaching comparison (greater than, less than, equal to).  This is aligned to both ELA and Math Common Core standards for first and second grade.


The kids will be making playdough bears (K will likely use clay)


We will be reading "brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?", "bears on wheels", &  "goldilocks and the 3 bears".  We do not own a copy of this book so we will watch it here:


We will listen to/sing the following songs:

Learn how to count with bears:

“I see a barefoot bear” by Brent Holmes:

We will sing:


The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
To see what he could see.

And all that he could see,
And all that he could see,

Was the other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain
Was all that he could see

We will be doing the following experiment. I think we will likely use raspberries & blueberries though instead (because my kids love them ;)
I am excited to try making Triaramas:

Here is another cute notebooking printable:

We will be doing these cute bear crafts I found on Pinterest:

 I hope you have found these ideas useful in your homeschooling journey and if you'd like to see some our pictures of how our week went please click the picture below.
Pictures of our Bear Unit Study


  1. I love this! I'm rounding up some until studies and lapbooks to do at the start of the year with my littles and this looks great. If you haven't already, I'd love for you to link this up with Family Fun Friday! :)