Students will read the Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See. They will then create a picture of what they see.
By Linn McDonald [Linn is an art educator at Oakland School in Bloomington, Illinois.]
What You Need:
- drawing materials
- “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr.
What You Do:
- First grade classrooms will read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, written by Bill Martin, Jr., and illustrated by Eric Carle.
- Each student will complete the sentence “I see a ____________ looking at me.” This sentence style follows the format of the book. Students fill-in the blank with a person, place, or thing that is representative of their geographic region. An example for the Midwestern part of the United States would be “I see a tractor looking at me.”
- In art class, students will review what the role of an illustrator is, and view illustrations by Eric Carle. Students will then create an illustration of their sentence.