Yay, fall weather is here!
“Step Up to Bullying” is this month’s main feature for OctoBear, which is our second issue into our 40th year of providing Bear Essential News to kids and classrooms. The paper is packed with News Highlights & In the Spotlight, student-written Scoops, Letters to Boomer and animal features. And ASU Sustainability Solutions introduces Oliver the burrowing owl to teach students and families about urban wildlife in upcoming issues!
This month’s standards-based Classroom Work Sheets are posted online and augment this fun-filled issue. Please forward this email to your colleagues and they can sign up for these notifications online at BearEssentialNews.com.
Phoenix-area teachers—your students can write for us! Encourage your students, grades 3–8, to join our Young Reporters Program. Click here for the printable Sign-Up Form.
The monthly Young Reporter Night meeting in Tucson is the third Thursday of the month. This month, it’s at Bookmans on Speedway near Wilmot on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5 p.m. till 6 p.m. If you have a news story to edit, please arrive at 4:30.
And Tucson’s annual Be Kind Halloween Bash, which benefits Ben’s Bells and is sponsored in part by Bear Essential News, is set for Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 4 p.m. at Trail Dust Town and Golf N’ Stuff. Wrist Bands are $12 and part of those proceeds go to Ben’s Bells. Free Magic Show, free Costume Contest and more!
Have a Happy One,
Stephen B Gin
Bear Essential Educational Services