Friday, August 26, 2011

Free For All Friday

I LOVE doing Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See? at the beginning of each school year.  The kids love the repetition, beautiful illustrations and variety of animals.  Last year I made this great book with the kids.  It came out so cute... I wish I had taken a picture!

It was our first class book, and they were OBSESSED.  Not just for the first few days, but for the whole year!  We had to start sending it home because the kids were so in love with the book and wanted to share it with their families.  The parents loved it too!  Making this book also helped the children to learn each others' names and served as a quick name writing assessment tool for me!  I also want to share this amazing resource from Doodle Bugs Teaching.  She has tons of downloads to share!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Freebie

Directions:
1. Print out each page on cardstock.  For page 3, print one for each child.
2. Children glue their photo onto the page and write their name three times.  They can decorate around their photo with stickers or stamps if desired.
3. Glue your photo onto the second to last page, and class photos onto the first and last page.
4. Laminate the book.
5. Assemble and bind the book.  Personally, I like to put the children's names in alphabetical order.  An easy way to bind it is to three hole punch each page and use three binder rings to attach them.


4 comments:

Kami Swierkos said...

Thank you for sharing this class book! I'm excited to use it this week with my Kinders!!! :) Stay safe in Irene...she passed through here yesterday morning.

Mary said...

I'm so glad you can use it! I highly recommend sending it home so that the kids can share with their families too :)

Abby said...

I love this!! But unfortunately I teach preschool. :( Is there anyway I can change the title page? If so can you please send me the instructions to abbyjohnston28@gmail.com?? Thanks so much!! Love all of your things!
Abby

Mary said...

Check out my latest post here for some different cover options:

http://adventures-in-kindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-brown-bear-brown-bear-freebies.html

xoxo
Mary