The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze Lesson for Grades K-1

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In this lesson, students are asked to imagine they have to buy a birthday cake for their best friend to see if they know where to buy one and how much it is likely to cost. Then they hear a story about two little bears who go a little crazy collecting the newest toy fad, Beary Bubbies. They follow along with the story by matching Beary Bubby sellers to the prices they ask. Students then draw their own Beary Bubby and determine a price for it. They also play a matching game to match common goods with their corresponding prices and sellers.

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This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades K and 1.

Book written by Stan and Jan Berenstain / ISBN: 978-0-679-88958-8. This book is available in print and electronic format.


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