I have to apologize for not getting this post out sooner. With all of the great ideas and materials during the Holidays my posts for Books 7 and 8 of my Year of Learning Our Lessons with The Berenstain Bears was delayed. Better late than never though, right?
In book 7 we read The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings. Our children learned the very important lessons of gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness. We made the poster below so that each school day the children could add something that they could count their blessings for:
I had a lengthy discussion with both of the children during one lesson about what it means to be a thankful person and how it affects not only the people around them but their community as well. What if everyone showed their appreciation? The community in which you live would be drastically different.
The children worked together to make a Thankful wreath [Our son also had to write a letter to someone (other than a family member) to tell them why he was thankful for what they did for him. He choose the garbage man and actually wrote a 3 page letter thanking our garbage collector for helping from everything from removing trash from our property to helping the environment. He had some very thought out and reasonable reasons to be thankful for our garbage collector.]:
We then talked about why family is important and then completed the worksheet below:
Lastly, we made a thankful book that the kids shared with family members over the Holidays:
These are just a few of the activities that we completed the last few weeks in Bear Country. Did you follow along with the lesson plans for this book? If so I would to hear what your family did!
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