Teddy Bear’s picnic at GCC

Contributed by Heather Dodwell

LAST week was the first week of ‘big school’ for some of the newest members of the Glasshouse Christian College family. The preps invited a special furry friend to class for the day to help celebrate this milestone. Prep maroon was the “scouting party” and went exploring new areas of the college. They came across the perfect spot for a teddy bear’s picnic in the nature play area; picnic rugs were spread in the shade and then it was time for stories and a treat. The students nibbled on Tiny Teddy biscuits with our teddies while enjoying our picnic in the shade of the gum trees.

Soon after, prep white made their way to the picnic spot and had the same lovely time with their teacher and teaching assistant. Prep white went on a fun adventure going the long way around and even sang “going on a bear hunt’” as they walked to their picnic. The teddies thought it was lovely, especially sharing Tiny Teddy biscuits. When they were back in class, prep white did some special drawings of a teddy bear.

Prep green also had fun with the song “going on a bear hunt”. Their special time with teddy was within the Prep area, where the teachers had prepared a wonderful obstacle course adventure where the class had to navigate the obstacles (swishing through ‘snow’ in the tunnel) as they acted out the song. They were searching for the teddies that were hiding, with their cardboard binoculars, and had to check them off their lists when they were found.

We thought our teddies would be very tired after their big day at school and we heard they slept very well when they got home. What a fabulous first week of prep at Glasshouse Christian College.

Main image: Prep maroon loved celebrating their furry friends on a special picnic

Glasshouse Christian College Prep White enjoyed a story of ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ during their picnic