K-1 Lesson of the Month: Brown Bear, Brown Bear-a five senses lesson
Objective: Create a class book based on Eric Carle’s “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You…”
Materials: Chart paper/markers, Brown Bear book
- Review the five senses
- Read Brown Bear to the students. Once you’ve finished, discuss the senses from the book. Chart each sense.
- Model writing a sense sentence. Use sentence starters (Tabletop Sentence Starters, https://www.empoweringwriters.com/product/tabletop-sentence-starters-set-of-5/) to help students
- Have students draw, label, write sentences with each sense. Take a look at this example:
- They can make their own books or each student do one page for a class book.
**If your students are ready for a higher level book, try “Hello Ocean” by Pam Munoz Ryan. Both books are in Spanish!
- As I glanced around, I noticed ____________.
- I stared at _________.
- I gazed at ________.
- Peering closely, I saw ________.
- Looking around, I observed ________.
- Standing quietly, I noticed ________.
- As I listened, _________.
- Off in the distance, I could hear __________
- My ears strained to hear _________.
- I took in a deep breath and __________.
- Taking in a whiff of air, I smelled ________.
- When I ran my hand along _____, it felt like ________.
- As I touched it, I realized _______.
- I could taste __________.
- My mouth watered as I thought about _________.
- I licked my lips just thinking about ________.
- It is hard to believe ________.