The boys and girls in 1st class adopted bears yesterday. Each child adopted a bear and they have to take care of their bears by reading to the bear every day! There was great excitement in the three classes. The bears were given names by their new owner and the certificates were signed. The children really enjoy DEAR time now they have a reading buddy. There was beds made for the bears during lunch time and book marks made for their books. The children even bring their bears with them when the teachers are reading stories too. We can’t wait to see the improvement in reading and enjoyment over the next few weeks.