Monday, February 27, 2012

BFIAR - Corduroy (Teddy Bear Theme)

I decided to do one of our units from our Before Five In A Row curriculum. We "rowed" the book Corduroy, by Don Freeman. Here are some of the highlights from our week:

Along with reading Corduroy daily we read lots of bear books.

Bear dress up puzzle ( Melissa and Doug )

Teddy Bear shape matching

Mr. Teddy joined us at the table for school every day. 

I love this shot of Ducky concentrating 

Button Matching

Searching for buttons in a bin of dried beans

Geometric Stacker ( Melissa and Doug )

Snack time - Teddy Grahams, carrots and dip )

Bear color matching. She finished this activity super fast so I handed her a color one at a time and had hear search for items in the house to match the color. She responded really well and we used the idea with a similar activity later in the week. 

Word/Picture matching 

In this week's play-doh kit I added brown play-doh and teddy bear cookie cutters. 

Monkey Man was here!

This week's memory verse. 

Coloring her Corduroy picture

Doing some shape work. First I used these as flashcards. Then we went on a shape hunt, similar to the color hunt that I previously mentioned

Here she's doing the "sit on the ground" portion of our song that we did every day:

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear 
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, up on tiptoes.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your nose.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, walk to me.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, bend your knee.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, hop around,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, sit on the ground.

We took a field trip to Build A Bear Workshop:

Which one should I choose?

I like this one Mommy!

Picking a heart.

In goes the stuffing.

Her first bath.

Brushing her fur.

I shall call you Lola.

 In this picture she's at the computer next to me pretending to type. This is my favorite picture of the week. 

She wanted to ride the escalator just like Corduroy

Look, Mom!

On the way down

I am going to ride again Mom, ok?

Mom, look at me!!!

( She rode it twice with Daddy then once with Mommy and cried when it was time to leave )

Playing the iPad on the way home. 


  1. Aw what a lucky girl to get a field trip to the build a bear workshop! I love all your bear ideas.

  2. Love your Corduroy week. What a great surprise at the end of the week!

  3. You have a lovely blog, I have really enjoyed teddy bears theme.