FIRST GRADE WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Grades: K-2 | Age: 5-8 | Written by:
[Linn is an art educator at Oakland School in Bloomington, Illinois.]
Students will read the Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See. They will then create a picture of what they see.
Note: The original lesson involved an online virtual storybook. However, teachers could connect with other teachers from around the world and do a "What Do You See?" trade. In doing so, students will also learn the geography of other regions.
What You Need:
What You Do:
Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- First grade classrooms will read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, written by Bill Martin, Jr., and illustrated by Eric Carle.
- Each student will complete the sentence "I see a ____________ looking at me." This sentence style follows the format of the book. Students fill-in the blank with a person, place, or thing that is representative of their geographic region. An example for the midwestern part of the United States would be "I see a tractor looking at me."
- In art class, students will review what the role of an illustrator is, and view illustrations by Eric Carle. Students will then create an illustration of their sentence.
- Optional: Classroom teachers can use KinderArt's facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/kinderartcom) to locate partner classrooms to exchange drawings with.
by Bill, Jr. Martin, Eric Carle
The gentle rhyming and gorgeous, tissue-paper collage illustrations in this classic picture book make it a dog-eared favorite on many children's bookshelves.
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