Teaching teddy bears in classrooms around the world!
The Travelling Teddy Bear Project opened up conversations about geography and helped facilitate lessons about questioning and critical thinking. Their excitement when we got a box from a place called Norway was priceless. I am looking forward to the project again next year! -Thomas Hammerlund @thammerlund
Having Teddy visit Iona Primary School, here in Western Australia, was the highlight of our school year. It was the first global project our teachers had ever participated in, and it proved to be an incredibly valuable learning experience for our students and teachers. We would love to be involved in the next project! -Michael Graffin @mgraffin
My grade 1 class loved having Jessie over. Can we have her again next school year? We loved contributing to the blog and watch the stores of Jessie. Thanks for creating this opportunity for us all. -Prashani Gamage @prashanigamage
My class learned how to take turns with Freddy and showed him how to plant a seed, how to make patterns, and showed him Hong Kong Park. Some of my students for the first time, got to Skype with a school in Japan and were thrilled with this opportunity. They were very sad to see Freddy leave...We are very thankful for this opportunity and had a blast! -Kendra Reeds
Being part of the Traveling Teddy Project provided a rich global learning experiences for our School community. Together we were able to learn more about many other countries visited by Jessie bear and discover ways of sharing our favourite parts of our school, learning experiences, culture and country with others and including Jessie Bear...I highly recommend participating in this exciting project. -Michele Kennedy @michelekennedy5
You never know what's going to happen when a teddy comes to town!
The Traveling Teddy Bears Project was started in 2014 with the goal of connecting young children in classrooms across the globe. In the 2015-16 school year we had 70 classrooms in 26 countries participate in the project. Who knows what our teddies will get up to next!
Jessie had a lot of fun this morning exploring different materials and activities in the sharing room. She played with blocks, read Jolly Phonics books with her friends, explored with different shapes and cooked.