This is the last Teddy Bear thing that I'll throw at you. I don't want you to roll your eyes and/or think "Enough already!" (which is sort of how I'm feeling with the whole Seuss thing, but that's only because I'm not ready for it yet. And you'll be glad to know we have an ENTIRE day dedicated to Read Across America with an assembly and everything. Really!! So I've been downloading all the freebies like crazy but then I hide them. Because I'm not ready.)
I am very sorry if you are at school. Insert sad face here. My sad face is really masking the happy face that I am wearing because I am off today. And once again, I'm not going anywhere. The farthest I will travel today is to the refrigerator, pantry, and the bathroom. I'm eating my way through two bags (2 for $7) of the Cadbury mini eggs. People, these are my favorites. I have no words for how happy I am when they return. I also have some Reality TV on in the background that I don't normally watch. Like Khloe and Lamar, Big Rich Texas, Basketball Wives, and some kind of Cupcake show. It's been . . . interesting.
Speaking of Reality TV, did anyone catch the season premiere of The Amazing Race? This is actually one of the shows that the hub is hooked on, too. We were dying over the fact that Brendan and Rachel (Big Brother) were on it. Oh no!!!! NO!!! NO!!! Go away, already!!!!! Now hubby is threatening not to watch it with me this season. NO!!!
All right. I'll stop.
Here's the Teddy Bear Poem and Word Cards in color.
My Teddy Bear Color
And here it is in the black and white version:
My Teddy Bear b&w
And last, but not least, the Fill in the Blank one:
My Teddy Bear Fill in the Blank
I hope you can use these poems, even if you don't have a Teddy Bear day.
I had a couple of questions about Teddy Bear Day that I thought I should answer. I have no idea why we teach bears in January/February. But we do. Maybe because bears hibernate in the winter? Really. No idea. I think you could do this at any time of the year. The kids love learning about the different types of bears and go crazy for the non-fiction books that I check out of the library. Don't forget to sing "Circle of Life" if your kids get upset about the fact that bears are carnivores. Which means that they eat other animals. When I read aloud about polar bears eating seals, I tell my first graders it's perfectly natural. We understand this completely. After the kiddos pat my back, get me kleenex, and wait for me to blow my nose, we move on.
Also, be prepared for the whole mammal thing and how babies drink their mother's milk. It can get a little uncomfortable. What is it with these kids and all of their questions???? I just inform my kiddos that animals have access to baby bottles, too. They register and everything. I hear the playtex ones are the best kind. Is this true?
Leave me some love if you grab the poem! And/or if you saw Brendan and Rachel last night, too! Grrrrr.