Toddler BFIAR Co-op Class: Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom

Summary: Follow a young bear through a typical day as he describes all the things he “wears”.

Story Treasure: Flannel bear with 4 matching shirt/short outfits

Before beginning centers we looked through the book again, this time using the “Can You Find” Search on pg 9 of Before Five in a Row.


SENSORY: Texture
I brought in 8 pairs of matching fabric swatches: fleece, flannel, felt, silk, suede, denim, cotton, and sheer.  I put one of each in a bag and gave each child one of the remaining 8 pieces.  As I walked around the table, each student reached in the bag (without looking) and felt around for the matching fabric swatch.  We talked about how the fabrics felt: scratchy, soft, thick, slippery, etc.

MATH: Matching
I brought in this bear puzzle and let the students take turns dressing the bear.  Most did a great job of matching the outfits, others had fun being creative.  I didn’t correct any of the students, we just commented on the outfits and let the students explain why they chose the clothing they did.

Bear puzzle









MATH: Shapes
I brought in a shape sorter and the students took turns fitting the pieces into the appropriate openings.  It was a favorite activity.  We also pointed out the shapes in the kitchen tile.

Shape Sorter









MATH: Colors, Counting, Sorting
I brought in these counting bears and we spent awhile sorting them into colored bowls, counting them and naming the colors.


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