Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B for Another Celebrated Dancing Bear #atozchallenge

 Blogging Unit Study ideas using Five in a Row Curriculum Books from A to Z

I am joining literally hundreds of other bloggers to blog through the Alphabet in the month of April (Sunday we get a break!) with a Themed month. This is my first time joining in and I am excited for the challenge.

B is for Bears
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear
by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk

Max, the celebrated dancing bear of the Moscow Circus, should have been carefee and contented. But how could Max be happy when his friend Boris was miserable in his hospital job among the grouchy lions and teasing monkeys? True friend that he is, Max resolves that Boris shall have a new and fulfilling career. He, Max, will teach Boris how to dance. Barbara Garrison's splendid hand-colored etchings capture the spirit and friendship inherent in Gladys Scheffrin-Falk's refreshing story.

 This was a fun book to tackle Russia with. What a great story! We utilized a  lap book for this study from Homeschool Share

I just love Youtube and the opportunity to actually show the kids Russia and some of the sites illustrated in the book. 
Now since we were looking at the letter B, we were sure to look at Bears as well. We studied the variety of bears, where they were located and did some activities with bears. 

Check out my Pinterest Board for Another Celebrated Dancing Bear

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  1. This sounds like a fabulous story. Love the cover art. You're making me want to home school the kids simply for the supplies. :)

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  2. Haha, I did Bear today on one of my blogs too, but my bear doesn't dance, it spits... :D Happy A to Z!

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  3. I love the idea of doing book reviews for A to Z! I love books and reading, so I enjoy any exposure to new titles. :-)

  4. The illustration is gorgeous!