Teddy Bears’ Picnic: 200 kids turn out for event focused on homeschooling | Education

ByTommie C. Curtis

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“Today is about the homeschool neighborhood and definitely catering to them and supplying them an chance to get alongside one another and satisfy locals from this region,” mentioned Emerald Dennis, founder and director of Root & Arrow Homeschool Co-op in Holly Hill.

And what greater way to do that than with a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, based on the e book by Jimmy Kennedy.

On Tuesday, all around 200 youngsters took to Gilmore Park – together with a couple teddy bears too, of training course.

“’Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ is a e book. A great deal of people read this reserve increasing up. The teddy bears all get jointly and they have a significant picnic,” Dennis stated, “so all the children have been invited to deliver their very little teddy bears.”

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“We just introduced our (homeschool) co-op in Holly Hill and this the big celebration we have opened up to the homeschool local community. And it appears like we’ll do it following yr much too,” she mentioned.

Children savored crafts, coloring contests and video games.

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Reside audio was offered by Faith Santee.

The Holly Hill Library held tale time in different intervals where youth expert services librarian, Madison Thornley, study “Teddy Bears’ Picnic.”

Crosswind Farm Mobile Petting Zoo even experienced a cow that appeared like a bear there.

Her name is Mooana and her brown shaggy hair hangs over her eyes and her ears are fuzzy. The signature search of the Scottish Highland breed.

Moona was there with her mates much too: a donkey named Waffles, a dwarf goat named Rona, a llama named Dolly and a dairy cow named Otis.

Ten-yr-previous Lucia Travaglio of Holly Hill stated she enjoys all of the animals at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

“But I generally like chickens for the reason that I have 31 of them,” she stated.

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Her mom, Catherine Travaglio, said, “It’s excellent. It’s a incredibly good party.”

Amiah Burke, 18, of Summerville, volunteered at the teddy bear adoption table. Dozens of teddy bears were available for the taking by any little one who decided to take a person household with them.

“They like it! The young children are acquiring enjoyable!” she claimed.

“They’re really substantially all gone,” she additional, seeking at the remaining teddy bears.

Her mom, Tricia Burke, is portion of the homeschool co-op alongside with her kids.

“It’s fantastic for the neighborhood to occur alongside one another and fulfill,” she explained.

Just one of her sons, Raylan Burke, 6, has a lung disease, she mentioned.

She’d homeschooled her young children a several many years ago, then enrolled her kids in college for a whilst.

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But with the university shutdowns during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and problems for her son’s health, “We determined to go with homeschooling. It’s good to have homeschooling as an possibility,” she said.

“We’re in this article to make some homeschooling pals and do one thing we typically really do not get to do on a weekday,” said Samara Batt as she held her 23-month-old son Cason Batt, each of Summerville.

Batt ideas to homeschool her son when he’s old plenty of.

Holly Hill homeschool parenting mentor Marea Parson stated, “There are so a lot of selections in Holly Hill for homeschoolers.”

“We applied to go to Summerville for every little thing,” she explained.

Courtenay Middleton, who’s section of the Root & Arrow homeschooling co-op and life in Holly Hill, reported Tuesday’s wonderful temperature helped make the Teddy Bears’ picnic fulfilling also.

“I’m stunned to see so a lot of people today,” she explained.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic also integrated a parade in the park and a existence-sizing teddy bear.

“Beary nice to fulfill you,” the bear stated.

Root & Arrow homeschool co-op hosts a every month function for its customers. May’s celebration was the Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Subsequent thirty day period, customers of the Root & Arrow homeschool co-op are invited to a pool party at the Holly Hill Region Club.

For extra data about Root & Arrow homeschool co-op and foreseeable future activities, visit their site at www.rootandarrow.org.

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