Congratulations on wrapping up another successful school year!
This month’s Bear Essential News is hot off the press and includes several great summer reads and the public library’s program, “Oceans of Possibilities.” It also contains our Summer Camp Guide. And we just put the new worksheets that go with Bear’s May issue up on our website. All the camps in the newspaper are also posted on our website under Guides: www.bearessentialnews.com
Bear Essential asks that educators not only share the newspaper with families but also let them know of a FREE academic camp to help students catch up! AZ OnTrack Summer Camps, launched by the governor, offers in-person, half- and full-day camps statewide for all public and private Arizona students pre-K thru grade 12. Meals and transportation are available. Math, literacy, civics, credit recovery as well as adventure, enrichment and social skills building will help reignite your students’ love of learning: www.arizonaontrack.com
These worksheets and free classroom presentations on writing and reporting are provided by the non-profit Bear Essential Educational Services. Thank you for utilizing the newspaper and the worksheets with your students!
Summer is a great time for your students in grades 2–8 to start writing stories for Bear Essential News! In Tucson, they can also go on the air with KVOA-4.
So encourage your students to join the free Young Reporters Program. We are holding monthly Zoom meetings with fascinating guests whom Young Reporters can interview! Click here for the printable Sign-Up Form.
Young Reporters can choose the stories they cover. Trips, camps, fun family movies or new books are just a few ideas. Kids can also be Science Reporters through our partnership with the SciTech Festival! Go online under our Teachers tab to print out the YR Sign-up Form for your students.
This summer, Bear will be distributed at Bookmans locations, libraries, other family spots and with the Sunday edition of your daily newspaper once a month.
Have a super summer and stay cool,
Stephen B Gin
Bear Essential Educational Services