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Barnabas Bear (An Idea for Classrooms or Families)

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Meet Barnabas.  A rather humble little bear with a propensity for travel.

Barnabas was the creation of a first grade class I had 13 years ago.  He was our mascot and travelled everywhere with us, my students, their families, etc.  He carries a backpack that documents his adventures in a journal and with photographs.  Back in the day, we created  a bulletin board in his honor, charting his travels across the states or world. 

Since the kids and I are homeschooling this year, we have dug poor dusty Barnabas out of the basement.  (I love Barnabas for social studies especially and he wasn’t learning too much in his confinement!)  So now he is back at it again, pen in hand, ready to document his adventures. 

In fact, I caught him eating clam cakes last night and double fisting it with a Dunkin D’s in one hand and a Del’s lemonade in the other.   Hmmmm…. where on earth could he be? 

Read more up on how Barnabas can be used for Family Ministry here.

4 thoughts on “Barnabas Bear (An Idea for Classrooms or Families)

  1. Hi Mrs. Charles! I remember Barnabas! I took him with me when my family went to Lancaster to Sights and Sounds Theater in 4th grade. I was so excited to take him with me, and put my picture with him is his little notebook. I remember it was such a big deal to us as a class to take Barnabas with us on a vacation. Thanks for bringing back good memories 🙂 Lauren

    • lauren,

      you just made my day, hon:) it’s sooooooo good to hear from you. and to think that you remember barnabas makes me so happy! we still keep the notebook in there with all of your pictures and journal entries. i often wonder where you all are and how you are doing.

      please email me any other things you have going on. i never made it to any v-ball games, but i would love to catch up again soon. it was so great to see you over the summer! any holiday concerts?

      much love!
      mrs charles:)

  2. What a great idea!

    I had to laugh at “I caught him eating clam cakes last night and double fisting it with a Dunkin D’s in one hand and a Del’s lemonade in the other.” ha ha!

    • leah – there are dunkin d’s on every corner here. oh my word! i have had enough coffee for a lifetime! and if ever you are in the new england area, you have to get a del’s. best lemonade you’ll ever have!

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