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Arctic Animals Fun!


Comparing and Contrasting Polar Bears & Walruses using a venn diagram.  
{All of the directions for the crafts and the venn diagram strips are included in my Arctic Animals unit).
EXCUSE the fact that it says, live in Antarctica!  Mercy!  I didn't even realize I had made the mistake until a sweet person told me.  Ya know how your brain just kicks into auto?  As a class we read these together and we read, lives in the Arctic.  (didn't even notice the mistake).   In fact, when we read it the kids immediately broke out in song,  "The polar bear lives in the Arctic.  He never gets cold in a storm...."
Sorry about that y'all!  It has been fixed on TPT.  :)


A close up of the Polar Bear glyphs!  So stinkin' cute if I do say so myself!  :)


Polar Bear schema chart!  Thanks for the inspiration, Debbie Miller!

Polar Bear lesson plans.  Click to download.

This week we are learning about American Symbols!
  1. If you already have my America unit you will want to go to your My Downloads folder and get the revised version.  I just added a black and white emergent reader to match the Shared Reading colored version that is in the book.  :)


26 comments:

  1. Your lesson plans are BEAUTIFUL! love the glyphs, they are adorable!!!! Thanks for making such great stuff! Congrats on the big milestone, you are an inspiration to a newbie like me!!

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  2. Congrats on your TPT milestone! :) Lovin' your glyphs! Super Cute!

    Hope
    www.shenanigansinsecond.blogspot.com

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  3. I like the emergent reader addition. Thanks for adding it! :)

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  4. So cute! We are wrapping up our unit on the Arctic/Antarctica. We made arctic landscapes using tints and talking about perspective. We added in the Southern lights. They turned out much better than I expected. I wanted to add in thumb print penguins, but we just didn't have the time.
    I love reading your blog!! Thanks for sharing all the cute (and academic) lessons that you do!


    LifeInSpecialEducation

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  5. Polar Bears and Walruses don't live in Antarctica... lol They are only in the Arctic. sorry I noticed the mistake on the compare and contrast map.

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    1. Oh, my word! I totally know that! I'm so glad you noticed that. I need to fix that in my unit. Thanks so much for letting me know!!

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    2. Thanks so much for your hard work. This is my first year in K after teaching second for several years and WOW WEE WOW! Kinder has been a blast thanks to you and your incredible talent and kindness to share your work.

      Erica

      www.sprinklestokindergarten.blogspot.com

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  6. You never cease to amaze me! Loving the arctic unit. Congrats on your TpT milestone. I got the email today! :)
    Erin
    Eberhart’s Explorers

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  7. Those animals are so adorable! Where do you have the large bulletin board? Congrats to you on your milestone.

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  8. Got the America unit and I am so excited to see how the kids do on the directed drawings! I love seeing their interpretations! Thanks for all your hard work!

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  9. Those polar bears are too cute! You come up with the absolute cutest crafts!

    ♥Samantha
    Learning with a Happy Heart

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  10. Just finish your penguins unit and started Arctic Animals today. Thanks for sharing your lesson. We love the glyphs.

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  11. Okay, I know you are a very busy lady, BUT I tagged you in my latest blog post because I'd love to know more about you!
    Congratulations on your milestone with TPT. You are an inspiration! I love everything you create!
    ~Andi

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  12. Wow! Congrats on you TPT success! You are so deserving of everything you have worked so hard to achieve. I am proud of you! Quick question...will you be offering a February version of your math journal prompts? Thank you!
    Tara

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  14. Hi Deanna,
    Thanks for the quick fix to the unit! Groundhogs for a day and then on to Polar Bears!
    Tracy

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  15. TAG...You're it! Hope you play along!
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    Erica
    littlesoaringeagles.blogspot.com

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  16. We concluded our Artic Animals unit today. We did the Walrus and Polar Bear Venn Diagram today then we used that and write our own nonfictional story about both comparing and contrasting. Your work is totally inspiring and has really helped me better plan my lessons around a common theme. I love your lesson plans.

    I have the America unit and we will begin that on Monday. I am interested to hear about how you start that unit with American Symbols. Your lesson plans have been so helpful.

    Thanks for all you do!

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  17. We did bits and pieces of the penguin unit last week and have moved on to the arctic unit. I've made two of my MSU seniors make the walrus and the polar bear to use as a sample:) They are SOOO cute! Can't wait for the kids to make the polar bear glyph!
    OH and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your anchor chart on schema!

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  18. I bought your America Unit a couple of weeks ago and am planning to start it on Monday. I noticed in your above blog post that you added a shared reading emergent reader, so I went to My Purchases on TPT. It of course said that I owned it, but I downloaded it a second time anyway. I didn't notice anything different about my second download. Is there anyway you can e-mail me the emergent reader? Do you have any suggestions on how I can better navigate the TpT site? Help! :)
    meggan.akins@yahoo.com

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  19. I bought your America Unit a couple of weeks ago and am planning to start it on Monday. I noticed in your above blog post that you added a shared reading emergent reader, so I went to My Purchases on TPT. It of course said that I owned it, but I downloaded it a second time anyway. I didn't notice anything different about my second download. Is there anyway you can e-mail me the emergent reader? Do you have any suggestions on how I can better navigate the TpT site? Help! :)
    meggan.akins@yahoo.com

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  20. Love your units!!!!! I get excited when you intro your latest baby. Thanks for sharing!
    sharon.washington96@yahoo.com

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  22. We have the polar bear/walrus venn diagram bulletin board in our hallway and have received SO many comments! Everyone absolutely loves it! The kids learned so much from this unit. My classroom learned about polar bears and the other class learned about walruses we met up to have the students present facts about each!

    Tara West
    www.littlemindsatwork.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi Deanna,

    I bought your Arctic Animals unit a few weeks ago and I LOVE IT!!! My students are so excited to make their polar bears. I think I was more excited making mine. Your directions were so easy. I did have one question, if you could help me out.. I have been trying to create my own tree maps for other topics we work on...how do you create a tree map on a word document? I've been playing around with lines and format, but can't make it look like the ones in your units...can you help me? Thanks so much! Lisa :)

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