Pobble 365

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November 21st

The Bear Necessities

Photo : Photo courtesy of Nik Zinoviev, One Big Photo.

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The Bear Necessities

The Bear Necessities

Question time!

Will they encounter any dangers along the way? What qualities will they have to show in order to survive?

Where is the mother leading her cubs do you think?

If the polar bears could speak, what would they be saying to each other?

If polar bears ruled the world, what changes would we see?

Is it harder to survive in a really cold place or a really hot place?

Do polar bears have conversations with each other?

Perfect picture!

Imagine you could design the perfect home for a polar bear. What would it look like? What would it contain?

Draw or write down what you have imagined.

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Story starter!

There was only one thing on her mind. Survival.

With one of her cubs clinging on to the soft, comfortable fur on her back and the other two not far behind, she set off across the snow. She was their protector, their teacher, their guide and their provider of food. The weight of the task ahead weighed heavily on her powerful shoulders.

This was not the first time she had made this journey. She could remember walking this very same path with her mother, many years ago. Now, the circle of life had turned, and it was her time to be the responsible one.

Her cubs, only a few weeks old, seemed so vulnerable out here, so tiny beside her massive frame. They were also beautiful; their fur almost as white as the snow that surrounded them, their curious, wet-nosed faces looked around in awe of the world they had been born into. They meant everything to her, and she would do anything to keep them safe. They, in turn, would rely upon her love for them over the harsh winter.

She gave a gentle grunt, urging her cubs to keep up. They had to stick together…

Sentence challenge!

Synonyms are words which have the same, or nearly the same meaning e.g. dirty and unclean, sad and unhappy.

Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other e.g. dark and light, strong and weak, big and small.

Adult polar bears are big. Polar bear cubs are small. Can you think of synonyms for ‘big’ and ‘small’ that you can use in your writing today?

Sick sentences!

This sentence is ‘sick’ and needs help to get better. Can you help?

The cubs walked across the ground with their mother.

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