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Students Use Bears to Assist in Learning

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Centre Avenue kindergarten students were accompanied by special stuffed teddy bears for a week for “A day in the life of a kindergartner.”

Throughout the week, students brought the teddy bears with them for a variety of activities, including gym, art, library, and music classes. They also listened to stories, learned their letter sounds and enjoyed being together.

While learning about shadows in their science unit, students also took the teddy bears outside to investigate the bears’ shadows. Students also had fun with their teddy bears in math, where they visited their measurement unit. With this, each student used colorful links to measure their bears’ circumference, and also used Unifix cubes to measure their bears’ height. Prior to the assignment, students made educated guesses and were able check their hypothesis’ afterward by using the manipulatives.