Teacher Information

What do we do with our teddy?

Hello! Thanks for being a part of the Traveling Teddy Bear Project! Here is some information for you about the project that will give you a better idea of things you can do with your bear once it arrives!

1. Meet and get to know your bear!

Open up his or her box and see what the previous class has sent along with your bear. What things can you learn about where it’s been so far?

2. QR Code fun!

Open up the little bear pouch that it carries, there should be a QR code in there from the class before you. It will link to something that your bear has done with that class. You will have to create a QR code for the next class too. Here are some QR code creating sites that you could explore. You can link anything you want to it! Maybe it’s a video message you want to send to the next class. Feel free to get creative!

Kaywa QR Code

QR Stuff

QR Code Generator

3. Stamp Your Bear’s Passport

Your class will get a 2 pages in Teddy’s passport. Please include these three things on those pages:

1. A flag of the country you are in (Click here for a link to flags you can print out)

2. A passport stamp: This template creates editable passport stamps for you to use

3. A class picture

**if you want to put anything else on the passport, again, feel free to get creative!**

4. Use Easy Blog Jr. so your kids can post to the Teddy Bears’ Blog

The beauty of Easy Blog Jr. is that it is SO EASY! You can allow your kids to independently post about the things they are teaching the bear. Post together as a class or allow some children to do some independent posting, you can set it up however you want!

A code for Easy Blog Jr. as well as username and password for the blog will be sent to you by email.

You also have the option to post directly onto our WordPress site. If you choose to do this we ask that you EMBED photos and videos instead of uploading through  the ‘Add Media’ button. This will keep us from filling up our site’s space for media. Thank you!

5. Skype with another class that has had Teddy or will have Teddy visit

This depends on timezones, but we can always keep this option open! A list of all the participant’s Skype names is provided in a GDoc with each bear’s itinerary.

6. Learn about where Teddy is going next so you can pack for him appropriately!

Check out Teddy’s itinerary on the home page to find out where he will need to go next and do some research about what he may need with him. What’s the weather like at his next destination? Should he bring something to get ready for school at his next class? Communicate with the next class to see if they can help you!

7. Posting teddy

Sending your bear to its next destination and what that will cost is probably going to be one the first things on your mind, we’ve given that a bit of thought too. Deciding to participate in Traveling Teddy would probably mean you are happy to accept the costs of sending Teddy off to his next destination. Depending on where you are it could cost a significant amount of money to post something. Unfortunately we cannot give you an approximate of how much it will cost as it really depends on the next destination. Please know that we’ve tried to organize each bear’s itinerary in such a way that you are sending it to the next closest destination. This still does not mean it will be cheap. We also require that the bears are mailed with door-to-door tracking service so they are not lost along the way or take too long to arrive at the next destination. So, with that in mind, we’d like to thank you for committing to the project, it’s going to be great for the kids!

 

 

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13 Comments:

  1. Kristin Cleveland

    I am very interested in participating in this next year. Let me know if this is possible.

  2. I am also very interested i participating next year. @phoenixschool
    The Phoenix School,Salem, MA USA

  3. Hi i am a teacher in a Special School in Ireland. Can you please contact me if it is possible to participate in this project.

  4. I just saw your tweet about an opening for this year. I am in the US, but would really love to be part of this. I have done activity with my students with a Corduroy Bear and I also had Paddingtin when I was teaching at an International school in London. This is so unique and creative.
    Dori

    • Hi Dori, unfortunately we already have too many schools in the U.S. this school year. To make this a truly international experience we need to limit the number of signups within each region. Please do check back in August for next year!

  5. Any of those delightful teddy bears are welcome to come and visit us in Norway at the International School of Stavanger!

  6. Hi I am teaching in vasantvalley school New Delhi, keen to have the teddy in my school, let me know when I can signup for next year

  7. Samanthea laitflang

    Hello Pana,

    I teach grade one in Banglaore, South India. We would love to participate and host the traveling teddy bears. How so we go about signing up for this next academic year?

  8. Hello,
    I am teaching in Australia. Our school year is from February to December, Is there any chance we could join up for a travelling teddy towards the end of this year? It is a fantastic project and I know the children I teach would love it!
    Thanks

  9. Hi There,
    I am also in Australia and would love love love to join in! Its fantastic!
    Any chance of joining now or when does it start again?
    Thanks so much!

  10. I am Renu Sawhney from New Delhi, India even I would like to join when can we block the dates

  11. Hello everyone and thank you very much for your interest! Signups will open in Mid August 🙂 You will be able to find the signups on the main page of the site. Thank you again!

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