Bea’s Own Good
Key Concept: Following the rules
Written by: Linda Talley
Illustrated by: Andra Chase
Evaluation Guide: 8 pp.
Storybook: 32 pp.
Teaching Guide: 36 pp.
DVD/Video Run Time: 15:00
DVD/Video Run Time: in Spanish: 15:00
Bea’s Own Good - Kit
Price: $ 89.50
Make a beeline for the French countryside to learn how boundaries benefit everyone.
To keep the honeycomb strong, to make the very best honey, and to keep all the little honeybees safe and sound, bees must do things just so — according to honeybee rules.
One early spring day, an inexperienced honeybee named Beatrice hears about the most beautiful garden in the world, and she decides to go on an expedition, even if it means breaking a rule or two. When a change in the weather turns her outing into a near-disaster, Bea realizes that rules are for her own good.
Bea’s story takes students to the Loire Valley of France where they will visit a beehive, a country market, and the famous Chateau of Villandry. Illustrator Andra Chase has created delicately beautiful scenes of Bea’s world inside and outside her hive.
The Bea’s Own Good teaching guide will have your students making friends with insects, planning a vegetable garden, and pointing directions the way bees do – with a dance! Bea’s Own Good will help you
• Investigate the function of rules at home and at school
• Promote responsibility and self-control
• Explore the lives of bees and other insects
• Present information about the culture and geography of France
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