It’s a Super Special School Year, Teachers!
Bear Essential News will be celebrating its 40th year of providing newspapers to classrooms, and we’re thrilled to be back with you!
This month, the newspaper encourages young readers to be media smart. As young people are inundated with information coming at them from all directions and as fake news accusations swirl, media literacy is more important than ever. The new AZCCRS-based Work Sheets for this month are online and available here. These monthly Work Sheets augment the current issue of Bear Essential News—please forward this information to the other teachers on your team!
This back-to-school issue also has Bear’s 2018 Field Trip & Teachers Resource Guide, which is also posted here on BearEssentialNews.com.
Now’s the perfect time to start a Young Reporters Program at your school. It’s free and brought to you by the non-profit Bear Essential Educational Services, which also provides these free Work Sheets. Info and Sign-up Forms for this literacy award-winning program are found under “Young Reporters” in our main navigation or download them from these links Phoenix Young Reporter Form, Tucson Young Reporter Form. New reporters receive everything they need to start writing news stories for the paper, including official press pass, reporter flip pad and Bear’s how-to Stylebook.
For Tucson reporters, the annual Young Reporters Workshop is set for Sept. 15 from 9 to noon at KVOA-4. At the workshop, new reporters get their press pass and are taught by professional journalists so they can begin writing for the newspaper and broadcast their news stories on TV! The workshop is for students in grades 3 thru 8. Teachers can register up to 20 students from their school by calling 520-792-9930. The Phoenix Workshop will be in January.
Have a fabulous year as we turn 40!
Stephen B Gin
Bear Essential Educational Services