"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."
-- Socrates

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Teddy Bear Picnic

Well, those teddy bears were naughty again this year! We opened the door to our classroom to find those cuddly friends of ours climbing the flagpole, sleeping in our story tree, playing the computer, reading books, hanging from our cupboard doors and making messes on the rug with blocks and puzzles! It looks like they had a little party of their own during their sleep over at school.

We took our bears for a walk and then enjoyed our lunch together in the KIVA with the rest of our kindergarten friends and their teddy bear friends.

A special "Thank You" to Mrs. Marge Howe for making our day fun.

Enjoy the photos below and have a wonderful weekend...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Where the Teddy Bear Got His Name

The Teddy Bear


A hundred years ago all toy bears came to be known as Teddy Bears

The year was 1902 and President Theodore Roosevelt, an avid outdoorsman, was visiting Mississippi. During this visit several members of his presidential party captured a bear cub and tied it to a nearby tree. Upon seeing this, he ordered the bear set free.

Hearing of this noble act, a New York store owner wanted to name the toy bears in his store after the president. Thus he wrote a letter to the president asking permission to name the toy bears “Teddy”. The president gave his consent and from that day on all toy bears were called Teddy Bears.

Thank you, Mrs. Howe, for sharing your special bear with our class and for joining us for our Teddy Bear Picnic!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Kindergarten Sledding Trip

What a perfect day at Parishville Park today! The snow was just right, the sun was peeking through the clouds, the children and adults were laughing and sliding! Fun was had by all.

Thank you to all who participated in our day! I am sure it will be one your child will cherish for a long time!

Enjoy the pics! I got some great shots!

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