“A Bear Sat On My Porch Today”

What would you do if a rather insistent bear sat on your porch? Followed in short order by a shaggy squirrel, a spraying skunk, a playful possum, and a bevy of forest critters large and small? Get ready to chant, ”Okay. Okay!”

 

WATCH and LISTEN to Miss Anne read A Bear Sat On My Porch Today by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Rilla Alexander:

 

 

SONG: The Bear Went Over the Mountain (click here to learn the tune)

The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
To see what he could see.
And all that he could see,
And all that he could see,
Was the other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
Was all that he could see.

 

SONG: Hug Your Bear (tune: Row Row Row Your Boat)

Hug, hug, hug your bear
Squeeze him very tight
Hold him high and help him fly
Then hug with all your might.

 

LEARN. Do you remember all the animals in the books? There was a bear, a squirrel, a skunk, a possum, a raccoon, a moose, and a blue jay.

 

  • Learn about the animals in this book by exploring Elementary Resources (formerly Kids InfoBits) and Britannica School databases found on the library’s Research Databases page.
  • Find links to zoos and animal live cams on our digital resources page.

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