Welcome to Read & Bloom!

I’m Mrs. Senyuz, a teacher (M.ed.), a mother (of two teens), a wife (of a really talented man) and a student for life, always looking for ways to connect & learn from my peers.

Teddy Bear Journal

This activity is super fun and one of the kids favorites!

Send Teddy home with one student every Friday. Ask families to help student document 2-3 activities they did over the weekend, by taking pictures and writing 2, 3 sentences. These activities can be very simple and easy like, “I drew a picture with Teddy.” “I read a book with Teddy.” etc. On Monday when the student comes back with Teddy and the journal, have the student come up and share with the rest of the class. At the end of the sharing, give the rest of the class a chance to ask questions about Teddy’s weekend.