Happy Holidays, Teachers & Parents!
Our DecemBear edition is fully distributed for Phoenix and Tucson schools and libraries should have received theirs. Home deliveries with the Arizona Daily Star will happen this Sunday (Dec. 19). The new standards-based worksheets have just been posted to our website.
We have extra papers available this month for your school or organization. Just call toll-free: 1-866-NEWS KID (639-7543).
These worksheets and free classroom presentations on writing and/or reporting are provided by the non-profit Bear Essential Educational Services. Thank you for utilizing the newspaper and the worksheets with your students!
This month, Bear features iconic toys, including a toy timeline and this year’s candidates for the Toy Hall of Fame!
Your students in grades 2–8 can sharpen their writing skills and boost their confidence by joining our free Young Reporters Program. We are holding monthly Zoom meetings with fascinating guests who Young Reporters can interview! Click here for the printable Sign-Up Form.
Young Reporters can write on any topic they find interesting. Or kids can specialize in covering STEM-based stories as we partner with Nova the gecko, the mascot of the Arizona SciTech Festival. The festival happens in February and March statewide with more than 1,000 events, exhibitions, tours and presentations. Look for our January Edition for a schedule for kids and families.
You can go online under our Teachers tab to print out the YR Sign-up Form and for more details on the program or our free classroom presentations. We are looking for a volunteer Adviser at every school that has Young Reporters.
Have a happy and safe winter break!
Stephen B Gin, editor