Welcome to Woolly Bear Corner: Resources for Educators and Parents

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR VISITS

Author Cam Sato and Co-Author and Illustrator Abbie Bowker are happy to visit and talk to your school or organization! With a variety of options available to schools from small hands-on group poetry instruction and art workshops to large school-wide presentations, Abbie and Cam have something to offer your school.

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K -3 LESSON PLANS

Cam and Abbie have crafted lesson plans that could be used by teachers in the classroom to support their curriculum and build excitement for an author/illustrator visit or as stand-alone lessons that ignite learning through the hook of a book. Written with the Next Generation Science Standards in mind, these engaging lessons connect with the Common Core State Standards and more importantly a child’s sense of curiosity and need for understanding their world.
Kindergarten Lesson: Adaptations and Preparations- Camouflage

Description

Students gather information to learn how some animals prepare, adapt or behave in order to help them survive in their habitats. Specifically, students will focus on the seasonal camouflage of animals that turn white in winter. Students then illustrate a hairstyle for themselves that can help them hide in a chosen setting. Students will present their drawings and explain the colors, patterns and why they chose them for their particular setting.

Grade : Adaptations and Preparations – Migration

Description

Students gather information to learn how some animals prepare, adapt or behave in order to help them survive in their habitats. Specifically, students will focus on the seasonal migration of Canada geese. Students then illustrate and make a plan for their own winter migration. Students will present their drawings and explain the reason for their migration.

Grade 2 Lesson: Adaptations and Preparations – Hibernation

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Students gather information to learn how some animals prepare, adapt or behave in order to help them survive in their habitats. Specifically, students will focus on the seasonal hibernation of three very different species: the woolly bear caterpillar (larvae Isabella tiger moth), the painted turtle and the torpor of the black bear. Students will work in teams to research, write, illustrate and create a charade about the hibernation of their selected animal. They will discover the differences in the ways these animals hibernate and their activity levels. Students will put on a winter charade (modified) for their peers, allowing their peers to guess which animal they are representing.

Grade 3 Adaptations and Preparations – Weather Predictions

Description

Students gather information to learn about weather patterns and predictions. Specifically, students will focus on the seasonal statistics of Vermont weather (temperature) from November through March. Students will use that data to predict what the upcoming winter’s temperature might be. Students will use graphic illustrations to show their data and use this illustration while explaining their predictions to the class. A class chart will be drafted from this and a prediction will be made for the coming winter temperature, week to week!

ARTS & CRAFTS CORNER

A bit of fun for everyone! Different art and craft projects get even the youngest hands moving.   Create your own woolly bear friend with a variety of media options broken into developmentally appropriate groupings… and of course, for all ages – coloring pages!