Ok. I usually cannot resist beginning the school year with apples. I have tons of apple projects and inquiries that are really fun and the kids enjoy them and learn a lot. Plus lots of great artwork for apples. This year I am looping, so have to figure out all new themes for the year. Has anyone ever begun the year with a Teddy Bear theme? Any ideas? Any book suggestions, or activity suggestions? My first thought is to include in my Welcome letter "Be sure to bring your favorite Teddy Bear to school for the first week's activities." I also hope to include a Teddy Bear Tea or picnic. What do you think?