It’s Bear Essential’s 40th Birthday!
Thanks for utilizing Bear Essential News and these monthly worksheets in the classroom.
To celebrate, we’ve cooked up a nostalgic look back at 1979, when the first issue of this educational newspaper for young readers rolled off the press. There are also funtastic facts your students can learn about in Boomer’s Trivia section.
The helpful Field Trip and Family Destinations Guide (plus a Teachers Resource Guide, including links to potential classroom funding) can be found in the second half of this SeptemBear edition! We hope your class gets to go on a field trip or two this school year.
The new standards-based worksheets for the new school year are now online. Teachers can sign up for worksheet notifications through the website: Sign up here.
Students in grades 3 thru 8 can attend our free and fabulous Young Reporters Workshops and start writing for Bear Essential News right away! Details are also on the 40-year feature.
For students in the Valley, Bear is teaming up with ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. The Phoenix Young Reporters Workshop is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1–3:45 p.m. at the Cronkite School of Journalism, 555 N. Central Ave. in Downtown Phoenix. At the workshop, Young Reporters receive the training, press pass and other reporting materials they need to get started! Teachers or parents can call 1-866-NEWS KID to reserve space for their students. Teachers can bring up to 20 students to the workshop.
The Tucson YR Workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at KVOA-4 Studios from 9 to noon. For two decades, KVOA-4 has been the media sponsor for the YR Program, airing kids segments and hosting the annual workshop. Again, teachers or parents need to call us to reserve slots for their students—up to 20 per teacher! Bear’s Tucson number is 520-792-9930.
This literacy award-winning program and these worksheets are brought to you by the 501(c)(3) non-profit Bear Essential Educational Services.
Hope to see you at the workshops!
Stephen B Gin, editor