Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter's Sleep

We began December by reading stories about hibernation. Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows is about various animals preparing to spend their winter in a log train. If you'd like to hear the story too, click here. We also read Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming, about Bear and his friends who cannot settle down to hibernate until they spread the word that it's time. A Sleepover for Beatrice and Bear by Mônica Carnesi told the story of a rabbit trying to share winter with her hibernating friend. Finally, Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen told about many creatures who sleep during the cold winter months.
Our craft was a paper bag den for a sleeping bear. First we cut, folded, and glued the bag into a cave. We glued soft cotton, bits of colored paper, and brown and tan texture paper to make a comfortable, warm den. Then we added a few snowflakes - because winter is coming!
Lastly, we colored a bear and tucked him inside. Look - doesn't he look cozy sleeping in his cave?

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