Our teddy bears


Merry Christmas!


Maine wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!

Maine is the only state in the USA to have a Christmas song. We'd like to share it with you as part of our Christmas greeting to all of our friends here.


Bear-y, Merry Christmas!

We wish all of our friends in Europe a Merry Christmas! We picked our favorite teddy bear photos to share with you. We really liked the Christmas trees made of teddy bears.
We enjoy working with you!
The Stars, Maine, USA


Christmas cards from Slovakia

We send Christmas cards and musical greeting for all our friends. We wish you wonderful Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year 2011!
Ivana and her pupils


Book ´The bear´s dream´ in childrens eyes

This is our book Bears Dream-is presented by pupils.At first, pupils were writing content of book, they were drawing ilustrations in exercise-books and in computers on informatics.They prepared foures of all characters in book and they played some show with them. I must write, that show was played voluntary, we have not prepared anything.So and from these all things is created this video. Enjoy.

Our pictures:



We had MOST SPECIAL DAY today!!!!

Fuzzy, the teddy from USA, arrived to our school by mail. It was SOOOOOOO exciting opening the box.

Fuzzy is just wonderful. It is the softest bear in the world (so we believe!). We play with it during the breaks. And it accompanies us while we're working.

It was very interesting to see it's passport. We immediately made plans about making Slovenian stamps and put them in.

Fuzzy's diary is very beautiful. We're looking forward to writing down about our school days with Fuzzy. Fuzzy is gorgeous!


Dear teddy friends,

reporting a little late we'd like to tell you that on 25th of November our classroom was quite more crowded as usual :) Our teddies came to school with us and we had a beautiful day together.

Teddies introduced themselves and each of them had a different story to share.

We wrote down the stories of their lives.

We took pictures to make a photo album.

In the school computer room we made colorful drawings in Paint. Figures of bears, ofcourse. And we loved it!!!

We know this - WE LOVE TEDDIES !!!

Our book - Little bear

This is our book about Little bear. The text is in a short version but tells the same story. We´ll also put on Twinspace some photos of us making the story and tell you how we did our work.


Our book - Bear´s dream

Ursul pacalit de vulpe - animatie

Hi, friends!
My name is Andreea and I am student in the second grade.

This is my Pink Teddy Bear.
I like to read stories and play with my friends.



Mascot of our school choir

Mascot of our school choir "Melikos" is a big teddy bear. He accompanied the choir during the trip and concerts.

Mascot of our projects eTwinnig is also a nice teddy bear.



This is Sveinbjörn. He lives in Flataskóli, in our library. Sveinbjörn is our travelling teddy bear. All pupils and staff of Flataskóli can travel with Sveinbjörn both in Iceland and we can also take him abroad. We´ve had him for three years and he has travelled a lot. Everyone who travels with Sveinbjörn needs to take photos and make a travelling story. On Sveinbjörns homepage you can see more pictures of him and some of the storys (in icelandic though). We´re looking forward to introduce Sveinbjörn to Fuzzy.

Our teddy bears

Class from the Czech Republic

Hello, we are pupil from the Czech Republic. We are 9 and 10 years old.



Polar Bear writes letters to his friends, and good things happen. There is a surprise at the end!

Teddy Bear Day in Maine, USA

On Teddy Bear Day we all brought our teddy bears to school. The bears worked with us. They did dot-to-dots and read with us, and we made them their own paper bears, and they even came to Morning Meeting. No bears were allowed in the lunch room, and no bears were allowed in the Art Room because they make messes. We had lots of fun.



Soft, fluffy, with a crooked ear or with a path. 25th of November is a holiday of the most lovable plaything, the best children's friend and an irreplaceable cuddly toy - a teddybear.

International Day of Teddybears started right in the 100th anniversary of the toy - in 2002.

In our library there is a huge collection of teddybears: big and small, white and colourful, more and less fluffy. We also discover a history of the holiday, the most famous bears, books about teddybears and bears. In the exposition there can be also found poems about bears and beautiful portaits of teddybears created by school's day-room pupils.

We invite you to visit our exposition.

Portaits with bears.

Teddy bears in Flataskóli

This picture was taken on the International Teddy bear day. We all came with our teddies to school and took them to the library. The librarian read a Teddy bear story for us. We had great time.

Litli bangsi - Little bear

This is our book. In icelandic it´s calles Litli bangsi wich means Little bear in english. At first we Ragna read the book for us and then we made some pictures of how we pictured Little bear. Later we were allowed to have a look at the drawings in the book.


The history of my teddybear

The history of my teddybear - Daria


Our Bear... Where is Catherine?

Teddy Floppy-Ears - my friend

Miś Uszatek (loosely translated as Teddy Floppy-Ears) is a Polish character from the book and animated TV series of the same name. He was created jointly by Polish writer Czesław Janczarski and cartoonist Zbigniew Rychlicki.

Teddy Floppy-Ears and friends

Miś Uszatek and his friends - Prosiaczek (Piglet), Króliczki (Little Rabbits) and Zajączek (Little Hare), as well as Kruczek the Puppy - were loved by pre-teen kids. At the same time, Uszatek, a teddy bear, played the role of a friend from kindergarten.

He was also liked by parents, as he would always go to bed at appropriate hour, singing the goodnight song:
"It's time to go to bed, as the moon is shining.
Kids like teddy bears, teddy bears like kids”.

Teddy Floppy-Ears

The cartoon is also popular in other countries. In Finland it is known as Nalle Luppakorva, and in Slovenia as Medvedek Uhec; both nations still play it on a regular basis. Also, in Hungary it is known as Füles Mackó, in Catalonia (Spain) as Les històries de l'osset Faluc, in Macedonia as Мечето Ушко (Mecheto Ushko), in the Netherlands as Teddy Hangoor and in Japan as Oyasumi Kuma-chan.

We draw a portrait of the bear.

Portrait of a teddy bear

Books about teddy bears in the school library


This is the book we were working on in past weeks. It has 20 chapters, so we spent quite some time listening to the stories about Piki Jakob.
Piki Jakob is a teddybear. It belongs to a boy from Ljubljana. Together they travel through life and have lots of fun.

We enjoyed drawing their adventures ...

... and writing about them.

Spending time with Piki Jakob was the best!


´Bear´s dream´

This is a book called ´Bear´s dream´ written by Vitalij Lichoded. I tis in Slovak language, so i must translate it to English. Children have written nice ilustrations and we prepare some program.

Happy Thanksgiving from Maine, USA

Thanksgiving is a national holiday here that is not religious. It's a time when we count our blessings. We are thankful for all of our friends in Europe!
Your friends,
The Stars, Maine, USA


Fuzzy, the Friendship Bear

This is Fuzzy, the Friendship Bear. He spent a day in our classroom, and now he is going to visit all of our friends. Fuzzy has a passport and a journal. We took pictures of all the things we did with Fuzzy, and we hope you like them. Fuzzy is off to Slovenia!


The drawings of the story

Our school...JI Tojais - Penafiel

Without course around the world, Catherine and the Bear.(Portuguese story)


My name is Marinka Chaneva and working with children 3-4 years.

 Our kindergarten:

We Kindergarten 'Fireflies "is - most kindergarten in the region.
Were created real conditions providing socialization of children in accordance with state educational requirements for preschool education.
Kindergarten can be considered as a school for social education and development center interests, talents, abilities and skills of children.

Our group is called Smile. For children in group care, educate and train two teachers and two assistants - mentors. Joy is that together we will work on this project.
Photos of everyday life:

This is our city
 a small piece of Bulgaria ...    
Shumen is a city in northeastern Bulgaria. It is the tenth largest in the country and is the administrative center of the municipality of Shumen District of Shumen. This is a town of about 3200 years. The town lies at the foot of the plateau, which has many diverse nature. Its been soars 500 meters above sea level. 

  In Shumen monument is located and "Founders of the Bulgarian state,
presenting the most important moments of Bulgarian history) from VII to X century.
The monument is built of 8 concrete blocks. The interior space is decorated with 21 sculptures and 540 m2 mosaics. This is the only monument of its kind in Europe, through their internal statues and monuments recreates the history of the state.

More images:

Shumen Municipality

Town clock


Shumen Drama and Puppet Theatre Vasil Drumev

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We live in a rural part of Maine. There are lots of lakes and rivers.

It's very beautiful here in the Fall.

This is our school. It has about 270 children ages 4 to 8 in pre-kindergarten through grade 2. 
This is the entrance to our school.

 We like to hang our artwork in the hallways.

This is the hallway leading to our classroom.

Here is our classroom door - it has stars on it!

 Welcome to our classroom!

Our room is bright and sunny, and a happy place to be.
We have 20 children in our class. Our class name is The Stars. We have pet crickets and a big computer whiteboard in our class. We have lots of books and we love to read. We are excited about this project with all of our friends in Europe!