We also identified where each bear lived on the world map.
We had so much fun comparing the sizes of bears. First, we measured using a yard stick and yarn. We hung the string up in our class to see how tall each bear was when they are standing upright. The kids love to see which bear is closest to their height.
The next day, students link cubes to match the size of the string.
Then they broke up the cubes into tens and ones. They recorded their results by coloring in the tens and ones on their worksheet.
We read the cutest book called Panda & Polar Bear. After reading, we talked about why each bear lives in a habitat that is just right for them. As a class, we completed this T-chart to illustrate that point. I read each strip with a special adaptation and students decided if it belonged to polar bear or panda bear.
After some great discussion, students completed a Venn diagram comparing the two bears.
Earlier in the unit, we did a whole-class sentence scrambler. Every student got a word so everyone participated!
You can download individual bear sentence scramblers here!