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February 03 - Teddy Bear School

 From L to R: Trigon, Paddington, Kuma, Robot, Fluffington J. Bear ESQ, Chickens, Arctos, Arc. Non-Teddy Bears go to Teddy Bear school as well, it gives the program more diversity.

From L to R: Trigon, Paddington, Kuma, Robot, Fluffington J. Bear ESQ, Chickens, Arctos, Arc. Non-Teddy Bears go to Teddy Bear school as well, it gives the program more diversity.

Today's morning activity was one Lyric made up a few months ago: Teddy Bear School. For this, the kids take their teddy bears, sit them up against their dresser, and then act as their teachers (and on occassion, as storyteller Bill Gordh, who comes to their school with his banjo every month to tell stories from around the world. He's amazing.) The great thing about this activity is you get to see from their perspective what actually happens in school... a notoriously hard bit of information to get out of kids ("How was school today?" "Fine, great") At least, I think this is close to what happens in school.

So today Teddy Bear School started out with a PE demonstration. Lyric stretched for a sun salutation, showed off his headstand, and Zephyr did a tree pose.

Then Zephyr came in as Bill Gordh and told a story about everyone in the world being changed into money. During the story Lyric had his Trigon doll (that's the red demon thing from Teen Titans Go) make a commotion, so he had to be led out of the class into the hallway. This is the kind of information I really enjoy hearing about school, and you get to see your kids utilize the lessons they learn in school for conflict resolution. That's why Teddy Bear School is so great: it's adorable and educational. A win / win.