The Richmond Register

Local News

August 22, 2013

Bear hunters

Orientation exercise shows first-graders around their school

RICHMOND — A class of 24 first-graders trekked around Glenn Marshall Elementary School on Thursday morning clad in paper-bowl safari hats, fake mustaches and binoculars while undertaking their first-ever “bear hunt.”

“We’re gonna find that bear!” One boy exclaimed.

Teacher Heather Fain had hidden several stuffed bears throughout the school. Each clue she gave the children sent them to different parts of the building and to meet staff and teachers in the gymnasium, library, front office, nurse’s station and art and music rooms.

At each location, Fain reviewed the behavior rules for that particular area and also introduced the students to whom they should talk if they needed help. This is the first time Fain has done this type of orientation exercise with her students.

The children were directed to spot each bear they found with their binoculars and wait for Fain to pick it up. However, excitement got the better of them in the gym, and one of the children tried to grab the bear.

“If you saw a bear in the country, would you run up and pet him?” Fain chastised her students. Several shook their heads no.

In the end, the students found their last bear on the playground along with Teddy Grahams and gummy bears to snack on after lunch.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results