The Bear Pause





During the early 1980's, Carol Peters and I wrote, illustrated and sold several reproducible teddy bear books in Highsmith, a national library catalog. We discovered that we really didn't enjoy the retail business and had other priorities in our lives.  We've learned so much about publishing since then, but teachers still ask for the materials. 

Home Away From Home

Your classroom is your home away from home and should be a pleasant place to spend your day. Here are some suggestions for using a bear them at the beginning of the year to make your classroom a "beary" special place!

B.I.P. Bulletin Board: Keep a B.I.P. (Beary Important Person) bulletin board up all year, but start with yourself. Regie Routman talks about the need for teachers to bond with their students and this is one way to begin. You are very important to those incoming students and this is an excellent way for you to share yourself with them during the first week. It will also give them a better understanding of what to do when it's their turn. Enlarge the B.I.P. bear from the database below. I like to use an overhead transparency so that I can make it quite large. There's no need for coloring if you use tan vellum: just use a black permanent marker for the outline. Children may bring anything from home that tells something about themselves and who they are (i.e. photos, posters, memorabilia from vacations, and even their favorite shirt!). Arrange a time on Monday to help the child of the week put their bulletin board together. Besides being a real ego boost, it's a valuable lesson in organizing and presenting materials. Children should be allowed time to share the bulletin board they've created and all it holds. Their classmates can each contribute to a "You Are Beary Special" book that can be presented to the B.I.P. at the end of the week.

Bears, Bears and More Bears! Use any of the bears from this page and/or Calendar Court to create a bulletin board. Simply enlarge on brown package wrapping paper, outline in black felt marker and use immediately. No lengthy coloring is necessary.

Suggested Bulletin Board Captions:
     A Honey of a Job!
     Things to Bear in Mind
     The Beary Best!
     The Bear Facts About . . .
     Hunting for Bears
     On the Right Track

Teddy Time Activity Packet





Madame Libearian's Guide
to the Care and Handling of Books

As a school "libearian" and Reading Specialist, I have always had concerns about mishandling of books. Unfortunately, there weren't too many materials to use with young children 25 years ago and so Carol and I made our own. I think your youngsters will love this one as much as we do!


Bear Bucks

Five Dollar Bear Bucks

Beary Happy Birthday


Beary Important Person

Chart Holder Bear


Desktop Name Tag

Get Well Card


Happy Bear Day

Happy Birthday to You


Nurse Pass

Pencil Pal

Straw Beary Topper

Straw Beary Shake


Things to Bear In Mind


Addresses and Phone

 Numbers Form


Bingo Bear


What's For Lunch?
Parent Teacher Phone Log







Teddy Time


Teddy Time is a full color reproducible teaching unit. Preschool and primary teachers will love to create a classroom "Teddy Time" with this set. It includes over 200 pages of original poems, puzzles, pocket chart activities, songs, certificates, readers, calendars, math and more. Everything you need is there! The illustrations are the whimsical work of Helena Normark, the talented artist of and fame. A



Available in website catalog at no cost




At the Beach with the Bears
Pocket Chart Pictures
At the Beach with the Bears Big Book
August Calendar Bears  
Be My Valentine
Counting 1
Counting 2
Fast Facts
Be My Valentine BB
Bears Songbook Singalong Songbook
Bears and Books Bears and Books
Big Books
Bees and Bears Calendar
Days of the Week
Desktop Nametags
Brown Bear Brown Bear
Big Book
Busy Bears
Busy Bears TT
Busy Bears GG
Busy Bees and Bears
Measurement Activities
Christmas Math  
  Color Bears
December Calendar: Angel Bear
December Days of the Week
February Bears Days of the Week
February Bears Destop Nametags
February Calendar Bear
Fun with Ginger Bears
Pocket Chart Pictures
Fun with Ginger Bears
Big Book
Happy Birthday Adding Doubles Happy Birthday Alphabet
Happy Birthday Contractions Happy Birthday Little Bear Big Book
Hats, Hats, and More Hats Hats, Hats, and More Hats Big Book
Have You Seen My Bear? Have You Seen My Bear Number Order
I Have a . . .
Pocket Chart Pictures
I Have a . . . Big Book
I Have a . . . Activity Packet for Kindergarten
I Like
Pocket Chart Pictures
I Like . . . Big Book
I Like . . . Activity Packet for Kindergarten
I Like to . . .
Pocket Chart Pictures
I Like to . . . Big Book
July Bears Days of the Week Madame Libearian
Mama Bear's Kitchenary  
Once Upon a Time Once Upon a Time Big Book
Poetry and Songs Pretty in Pink
Big Book
Seashore Bears Days of the Week Seashore Desktop Nametags
Summer Bears
Pocket Chart Pictures
Summer Bears
Big Book
Sunflower Sue
Alphabet Match
Sunflower Sue
Number Order
Teddy Gift Bags
Teddy Gift Tags:
Birthday Gift Tags
Christmas Gift Tags
Teddy Gift Tags
Valentine Gift Tags
Teddy Gift Boxes:
Birthday Box 1
Birthday Box 2
Christmas Box 1
Christmas Box 2
Christmas Box 3
Valentine Box
Teddy Time Calendar Activities The Three Bears That One's Mine
The Three Bears Sequencing
The Three Bears Peek Over
The Three Bears Gallery of Pictures
The Three Bears Paper Dolls
Three Little Bears Three Little Bears
Big Book
Three Little Honey Bears Three Little Honey Bears
Big Book
Teddy Bear Picnic Comprehension Activity Teddy Spaghetti
Through the Year with Teddy Big Book We Like . . .
Pocket Chart Pictures
SentencesWe Like . . .
We Like . . .
Big Book

We Love Books
Weather Bears What Do Mothers Do
Big Book
What Do Bears Do What Do Bears Do
Big Book