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March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Two

Today, I’ll encourage the kids to use a bit more colour in their illustrations of our Shakepeare work, transformed, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre. Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act II The ghost of the Turtle-Poet, Gower, lets us know that there are more adventures in store for our hero […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 8: Illustrate As You Like It, Act II

“Under the greenwood tree Who loves to lie with me, And tune his merry note Unto the sweet bird’s throat — Come hither, come hither, come hither!” Today, we’re reading and illustrating Act Two of As You Like It!   This Act contains some of the most scintillating speeches in all of Shakespeare, so get […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets

We made two kinds of Spirit Bear Puppets today! Here are our results and a few printable templates for you and yours!   Spirit Bear Stick Puppets I’d like to give credit to Dawn over at dragoart.com. Our Spirit Bear Stick Puppets are stylized versions of bears taken from her How to Draw Bears Tutorial: http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/6277/1/1/how-to-draw-bears.htm. Print […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part IV: A Berry Picking Party & What Follows

Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part IV (Conclusion): A Berry Picking Party & What Follows, A Precis: Mr. Mansm’ hosts a berry-picking party on the extensive guardian-forest-grounds of Gyeksa-Yuup (Peaceful Earth) followed by a trip to a Amap’as (Good-Looking) Hill, for a view of the local salmon streams and a festive picnic. Things are clearly strained, […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Kermode’s Path Math Game

Today, we’re playing another Kermode-bear-themed math dice game.  The kids will each get a copy of the sheet and play this with a gummy bear as a game piece and their own pair of dice.  When each of them finishes, they’ll get a prize [a few bear stickers].  The instructions: Help the Kermode Bear Fin […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Dice Game

It’s time for some Spirit Bear Math! Today, the kids are going to have some numbers practice. I’ve created a Spirit Bear Dice Game. They’ll roll a pair of dice and either add or multiply the numbers. If they get the answer right, they’ll place a candy (gummy bears, m&m’s, or chocolate chips) in the […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Eco-Protest Posters: Save the Spirit Bear!

Today, we looked into the devastating effects of modern industry upon the population of the rare White Kermode or Spirit Bear. Among these are Hunting, Salmon Farming, Proposed Oil Pipelines, Oil Tanker Traffic and Insufficient Protection of Lands and Species Surrounding and Encroaching upon their Habitat. You can read more about that here: Spirit Bear Youth […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Silhouettes, Two Ways

Today, we created two types of Spirit Bear Silhouettes: The Spirit of the Bear Silhouettes and Kermode Collage Bear Silhouettes   The Spirit of the Bear Silhouettes The is a riff on an activity from our Advent Calendar, our Silhouette Self-Portraits. After we read about Spirit Bears online and in books, the kids fill in the […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Mrs. Haymaadm’s “Salmon” Wedding Cakes [Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing]

Today, in our Illustrate-Your-Own Book, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Ahma’s former guardian married another spirit bear and became Mrs. Haymaadm. Here’s the kid-friendly version of  her popular “Salmon” Wedding Cakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes makes 12 cupcakes – recipe may be doubled […]

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