Eat Like a Bear

by April Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

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Activities
BLACK BEAR BEHAVIOR THE LECTURE
http://www.benkilham.com/Benkilham.com/BLACK_BEAR_BEHAVIOR_LECTURES.html
Photos of black bears eating, digging and climbing by Ben Kilham

Websites
Author Website – Eat like a Bear
http://www.aprilsayre.com/2013/12/03/eat-like-a-bear-2/

Illustrators Website
http://www.stevejenkinsbooks.com/

Celebrate Science: Integrating Science and Language Arts
http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2013/11/integrating-science-and-language-arts_25.html
Lesson which focuses on how animals, find, catch and eat food, includes this book

Eat like a Bear – MacMillion Publisher
http://us.macmillan.com/eatlikeabear/AprilSayre
Previews of pages from the book

I.N.K. Feasts and Food
http://inkrethink.blogspot.com/p/feast.html
List of books about feast and food, including this book

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Bear Named Trouble

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by Marion Dane Bauer
Subject Headings – Alaska Zoo, Lake Superior Zoo, Brown/Grizzly Bears, Canadian Geese, Spina Bifida

Lesson Plans
Louisiana Young Readers’s Choice Award Nominee 2008
http://www.state.lib.la.us/empowerlibrary/BEAR%20NAMED%20TROUBLE.pdf

Bear Named Trouble
http://www.mariondanebauer.com/bkpages/bk_trouble.html
Classroom Guide – Summary of the book, how the author came up with the idea for the book and classroom guide/discussion questions/additional links

Bear Named Trouble – edhelper
http://www.edhelper.com/books/A_Bear_Named_Trouble.htm

Trouble’s Story
http://www.lszooduluth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/TroubleStory2015.pdf

Video
Trouble the Bear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1XJ9kWLdwU

Websites about Brown Bears
Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Brown Bear
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=brownbear.main

Alaska Zoo – Brown Bear
http://alaskazoo.org/brown-bear

Defenders of Wildlife – Grizzly Bears
http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/grizzly_bear.php

National Geographic – Mammals – Grizzly Bear
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/grizzly-bear.html

Enchanted Learning – Brown Bears

Websites about Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida| Center for Parent Information and Resources
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/spinabifida/

KidsHealth.org – Spina Bifida
http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/spina-bifida.html?ref=search

Spring into a Good Book

In celebration of Spring which begins officially this week,  I decorated the library bulletin board with a Spring into a Good Book banner and then used book covers to brighten it up.

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During library program for grades 1-2, I am reading “Eat Like a Bear” by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Before reading we talked about ways that we know it is Spring (longer days, flowers starting to pop up, animals that hibernate start to wake up).  As I was reading, I pointed out that the book is full of action words.  We talked briefly about verbs.

Extension Activities :

1) Students may make a collage by drawing an outline and then gluing scraps of brown construction paper or paper grocery bags.

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2) Check out Ben Kilham’s slide show of bears eating different foods and other activities