K - 3 Learning Pages:
Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

 List Serve - Web Resources

Animals - Polar Bear

Bear Beginnings - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0012/feature2/media2.html This takes a long time to load, but the images are spectacular. A National Geographic photographer captures a mother emerging from her winter hibernation with her triplet cubs. Excellent!

Billie Bears' Polar Bear Page - A simple page with photos for some stronger readers in Gr. 1.

Canadian Hinterland Who's Who - http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=99 A great factual resource.

DLTK's Book Breaks - http://www.dltk-kids.com/books/brownbear/sequel.htm Extension activities for Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

DLTK's Circle Polar Bear Craft - http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mcircle_polar_bear.htm If you'd like your class to get scissor practice on curved lines, this would be perfect for you.

Enchanted Learning - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/bear/Polarbearcoloring.shtml A one page site with a diagram of a polar bear with simplified labels.

Gander Academy Polar Bear Site - http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/polar_bears.htm If only every site on the Internet were as easy as this... Everything is perfectly laid out and ready to teach the next day! 

Carol's Favorite - 2004

Kidz Fun - Brain Candy - http://www.kidzworld.com/site/p430.htm Disputes polar bear myths.

KinderTeachers - http://www.kinderteacher.com/PolarBears.htm Some "fluff" ideas.

National Geographic Creature Feature - For kids... http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/0004/polar.html

National Wildlife Federation Polar Bears - http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/polarbear/ Another great research site.

Polar Bear - http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/383.shtml How to create a blubber glove.

Polar Bears - http://www.polar-bears-polar-bears.com/ An excellent site for research.

Polar Bear Cam - http://www.polarbearcam.com/ During Oct. and Nov., polar bears migrate through Churchill. This web cam site has images - digital and video - that you can access, plus a description of the Tundra Buggy Adventure. It's fascinating!

Polar Bear Carving - http://www.sandycline.com/sculpture/pbear/ A pattern if you wish to sculpt a polar bear. It shows materials for stone carvings, but if you make it smaller, you could make soap carvings!

Polar Bear Central - http://www.wwfcanada.org/en/PolarBearCentral/  Research site

Polar Bear Facts - http://www.bear.org/Polar/Polar_Bear_Facts.html Another good research document. This one includes descriptions of bear vocalizations and their meanings.

Polar Bears International - http://www.polarbearsalive.org/ This claims to be the biggest polar bear site ever! This group works with scientists, kids, educators to extend awareness of the polar bear. Lots of facts, photos, and highlights from their polar bear web cam.

Polar Bear Printable Book - http://www.allaboutnature.com/subjects/mammals/bear/polarbearbook/ Gr. 2-3 application.

Polar Bear Puppetry - http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/builderv03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?LPID=3840 Grade 1 lessons with culmination making a pattern polar bear puppet.

Polar Bear Similes - http://www.abcteach.com/Themeunits/arctic/polbear.htm Printable shape books for similes - for gr. 3!

Polar Bear Story - http://www.kinderteacher.com/PolarBearActivities.htm Very cute extension for Polar Bear, Polar Bear - using colors - great for kindergarten and gr. 1.

Polar Bear Theme - http://teachers.net/gazette/FEB03/polar.html Lessons for gr. 1 submitted by a B.C. teacher. Includes clip art links.

Polar Bear Think Quest - http://library.thinkquest.org/3500/polarbear.htm?tqskip1=1 What makes this page unique is the sound files on the left hand side - how to say polar bear in Cup'ik.

Polar Bear Word Search - http://www.polarworld.com/polarword.asp 8 words to find.

Sea World - Polar Bears - http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/PolarBears/home.html Excellent research site.

Slide Show for Bears - http://www.bear.org/SlideShows/SS_Home.html This includes all bear types with a few shots of the polar bear, but it's wonderful - if your unit extends beyond the Arctic.

Ten Fluffy Polar Bears - http://www.btinternet.com/~lambjw/pola/polar5_1.htm A poem illustrated with stuffed polar bear icons.

Wild Education - http://www.wildeducation.org/programs/below_zero/activity/drspolbr.asp Canadian Wildlife Federation has sponsored this site and it is extremely well done. They give a summary of the polar bear's survival adaptations then suggest how to make it a hands-on-learning activity for primary children. Excellent!

WWF's Polar Bear Tracker - http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we_work/arctic/polar_bear/index.cfm This is very cool! They have collars on two polar bears, and you can meet them, and see maps of where they've traveled over the past year and half, with descriptions of their activities. This makes them 'adoptable.'

List Serve Mailing - January 28, 2006