The first question we answered was, what do bears eat? Since we have been reading "Blueberries for Sal," the obvious answer was berries. We talked about how bears also eat meat, leaves, fish, rodents, and insects. I had checked out several books about bears from the library and we looked through all the pictures to see how many things we could see bears eating. We found everything but insects. In one of the pictures, it showed a bear preying on a young gazelle. Evan got excited and thought it was Bambi. In the next picture, it showed the bear dragging the dead gazelle off through the water. Evan sort of gasped when he saw it. I asked him what he thought about it. He sat there quietly for a moment and then whispered, "Uh-oh" and then he slowly turned the page. I reminded him that bears eat meat. He didn't mind any of the other pictures of the bears eating 'meat', just the one of 'Bambi'. After we had talked about everything that bears eat, Evan painted some cards that will go in his Lapbook.
|What do bears eat?|
|Bears live north of the equator.|
|"Bears live in houses."|
|What do other animals do during the winter?|
|Evan must still be thinking about blue from yesterday, because he painted half of the animals blue!|
|These are my favorite bears!|
|All my little Teddy Bears!|