Happy Holidays, Teachers!
The work sheets for Bear’s December Edition are available online!
You can sign up online for Bear’s free ACCRS-based Work Sheets for grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. These monthly Work Sheets augment the current issue of Bear Essential News. Please share this email with your teaching teammates so they can sign up for these notifications online at BearEssentialNews.com.
This issue offers all sorts of fun and informative features and news. For the holidays, this month’s feature focuses on food, covering the important work of local food banks and what kids, classrooms and families can contribute to help with the widespread problem of food insecurity.
Phoenix-area teachers—please encourage your students to write for us and share what’s going on in their lives over winter break. Students grades 3–8 can join our Young Reporters Program. Click here for the printable Sign-Up Form.
The monthly Young Reporter Night meeting in Tucson is the third Thursday of most months. This time around, it’s at Bookmans on Speedway near Wilmot (6230 E. Speedway Blvd.) on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 5 p.m. till 6 p.m. This’ll be a fun one celebrating the holidays with lots of prizes. If you have a news story to edit, please arrive at 4:30. All families are encouraged to bring some food items for the Community Food Bank to the meeting!
As an Arizona SciTech Festival Signature Event, we are holding our annual Young Reporter Science Night on Sat., Feb. 9 starting in the late afternoon and lasting into the evening at Saguaro National Park West. The night will include telescopes set up and guided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Assoc., a nature night hike by black light and a BBQ for reporters and their families! Families need to call 792-9930 to reserve—spots are limited.
Wishing You a Beary One!
Stephen B Gin
Bear Essential Educational Services