Happy Holidays from the Bear Essential News Crew!

Bear’s November Edition is printed and is online, too. This literacy award-winning newspaper for young readers offers challenging news stories and has great activities to help get your family into the holiday swing of things. Call 1-866-NEWS-KID if you need an issue mailed to you.

Thank you for utilizing Bear Essential News and these Common Core-based worksheets. Bear is certainly a resource to help counter the COVID slide that many students are experiencing! You can download these free worksheets from Bear’s website and send them out as needed. Parents and teachers can sign up for worksheet notifications through the website: Sign up here.

For STEM learning, we are partnering with educators from the SciTech Institute every month. In this issue, the institute celebrates its 10th year of bringing STEM festivals and activities to all corners of our state. The activity page teaches kids and families about what’s compostable and what items you should recycle.

Your students in grades 3 thru 8 can join Bear’s award-winning Young Reporters Program. We are holding monthly Zoom meetings (the next one is Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m.) with fascinating guests Young Reporters can interview! Students submitting their YR Sign-up Form will be mailed their official Young Reporter Kit so they can start reporting and have their stories published by Bear Essential News. They’ll also start receiving their Zoom invites to our YR Night meetings.

This literacy award-winning program and these worksheets are brought to you by the 501(c)(3) non-profit Bear Essential Educational Services.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving,

Stephen B Gin, editor