Kindergarten students will share information about bears with individual classes. This will be done through "Toy Bear" visits home. French students will read about their bear visit to English classes.
Students will learn bear facts through internet access. Students will learn the names of bears that exist in areas in the world, for example, bears of Australia. Kindergarten students will participate in Bear activities that are created by the teacher for teaching printing skills, letter recognition, reading readiness, factual items, color words, number recognition, etc.
Students will visit a local park to talk about Bears. Local community persons will be contacted regarding, bringing in taxidermy bear, library visits to find information on bears, internet information on bears at Canadian wide library.
Curriculum areas addressed by project:
Provincial Learning Outcomes
The above outcomes will help develop students math skills, reading, readiness skills, printing skills, science skills, mapping skills.
The Stellar School Internet Connection is important to our project. The kindergarten students will learn about bears native to other countries in the world. Students or classes may become penpals with kindergarten classes in other countries.
The levels of achievement will be monitored by the teacher through printing booklets, math booklets, oral reading reports to individual classes, to the same class and among each other. A report can be done by the class and e-mailed to other penpal schools.