Teacher Worksheets for February 2017

Welcome to the fall, educators!

Haunted Arizona is the main feature for the OctoBear issue. Plus, the paper is packed with News Highlights & In the Spotlight, student-written Scoops, and features like Letters to Boomer, Water Wise with CAP, animal features and be sure to check out the Three Sisters Soup recipe that gives some background information on these key ingredients and has a related call for kid creations-Mona's Healthy Recipe Contest, brought to you by ASU Sustainability Solutions Initiatives.

The OctoBear standards-based Classroom Work Sheets are posted online and augment this spooktacular issue. Please forward this email to your colleagues and they can sign up for these notifications online at BearEssentialNews.com.

Phoenix-area journalist wannabes-Bear is partnering with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication for the annual Young Reporters Workshop! It's Saturday, Jan. 27 at the school's beautiful building in Downtown Phoenix and runs from 10:30-2:30 and includes the training you need to start reporting for Bear Essential News plus a pizza lunch! Teachers or parents need to call toll free: 1-866-NEWS KID to reserve space for attendees.

Teachers, parents and advisers are also encouraged to sign up for a tour of the Cronkite School, courtesy of Cronkite Ambassadors from the college.

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. 19 at 5 p.m. till 6 p.m. If you have a news story to edit, please arrive at 4:30.

Happy Halloween!

Stephen B Gin

Bear Essential Educational Services

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