Lily, Jewel, Faith, Honey, Lucky ...

Posted by Big Universe on Jan 19, 2012 3:04:51 PM

My daughter is in Kindergarten and has been coming home the last few days telling me that they are having trouble with Lily because she is not behaving. I started trying to figure out who she was talking about ...

There is not a Lily in her class ..

There is not a Lily in her dance class ...

There is not a Lily in her daycare class ...

So I had no idea who she was talking about ... until I looked at the class newsletter yesterday ..

Lily is one of the bears they have been watching by logging in to view a "Den Cam" (that would be a web cam focused on the den of the bears). The North American Bear Center offers 3 Live Den Cams:

  • Lily & Faith
  • Jewel
  • Honey & Lucky
Based on the detailed descriptions we are getting at home, I can only imagine how excited those students are when they see the bears moving and just being bears. Wouldn't that be a great opportunity to focus on details and descriptive writing? What if each student pretended to be one of the bears? I am sure we could bring in drawing of the bear and surroundings.
Even though my daughter is in Kindergarten, I think about the many grade levels that could use something like this to look at animals, adaptations, environments, habitats.
Wonderopolis even has a past Wonder of the Day that relates too: Who takes the longest nap?
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