A portrait of bear

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The children were invited to draw and frame a portrait of their bears as a very nice way to celebrate the first day of spring with their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

The portrait center was open all throughout the morning so the children could stop by anytime to draw a portrait (no appointment was necessary)…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

After drawing the bear, the children could add a beautiful handcrafted construction paper frame to their drawing…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Drawing a bear portrait gave the children a chance to really look their bears over and talk about what they liked best about their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Not everyone chose to draw a portrait for their bear but for those who did, the portraits were of such high artistic quality that they needed hung up in the bear art gallery…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

I think it is about time to wrap up my story about our Bear Wake Up Party so let me leave you with a few more highlights of how the children chose to spend their time with the bears. Some of the children chose to read our class book with their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Some of the children wanted to read their journals to their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Most of the bears took time to eat a big breakfast of pancakes at the feeding station…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

And the children enjoyed a special treat during snack to celebrate spring and for taking such good care of their bears…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Only some of the children chose to take their bears outside for play…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

But all of the children took time to play with their bears in some way because as we all know, every good bear learns best through play…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

And because our students are incredible bear keepers, every bear received lots of hugs and attention all throughout the day…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

Now that our bear checklists were completed, the bears are ready to go to their new home with the children and hopefully sleep in a soft, cozy, warm bed for the night…

A portrait for bear by Teach Preschool

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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