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Today we read the story “Bear Stays up For Christmas” which is a book that is from the same Author’s and the same characters as one of our favorite books “Bear Snores On”.  Both books also has the same kind of format with its repetitive text and rhyming.


As we read  “Bear Stays up for Christmas” we used our prior knowledge of “Bear Snores On” to predict what would happen next in the story.  Together then we made a whole class venn diagram about how both stories were the same and different.

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For math we continued on with our topic of composing and decomposing the number 10.  Kindergarteners wrote addition story problems about baking Christmas cookies, and the 1st graders wrote subtraction problems about baking and eating Christmas cookies.

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Just recently we read the story “Bear Snores On” and then the next week we read another story with Bear and his friends called “Bear Stays Up For Christmas”.  We looked at and discussed the similarities and differences in think-pair-share partners between the two books.  Then as a class we filled out a venn diagram that displayed what we knew.

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Then we went back into the text “Bear Stays Up For Christmas” and looked at things that Bear and his friends did for Christmas; such as decorate and wrap presents.  Then for a writing activity we wrote and illustrated what we thought about when we think about Christmas.

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The papers with the beginning of the sentences pre-written are Kindergarten papers.


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