Gotta Getta Bear
This PreK-K lesson kit includes a PDF script to prepare students for storytelling, instructional videos, and assessment guidelines for math and oral language. Gotta Getta Bear! is an arts integrated story designed to teach sequence and reverse sequence. Understanding forward and reverse sequences prepares students for counting forward and backwards.
You’ll follow the script and watch the videos to learn the storyteller’s craft of creating voices, facial expressions, and gestures that bring a story to life. You’ll discover how to animate small toys and simple objects while leading students in the telling of a story. And you’ll explore how to help students draw story maps to demonstrate their understanding of the story’s sequence of events.
This Toy Story is then extended to explore quantities in sequence and in reverse sequence — counting forward and backwards. Use this arts-integrated teaching strategy with your students and enjoy watching their focus, cooperation, and comprehension soar!