The Teddy Bear Parade

The Older Threes had a great time at our annual Teddy Bear Parade. The Teddy Bear Parade has been an Episcopal Day School tradition for more than 25 years and was originally started by Mrs. Martha Scroggs. The Teddy Bear float is the first homework assignment of the school year. Parents receive simple instructions informing them to use a box and a string. Every year, the wide variety of floats with the wide array of shapes and themes amaze us. Each float is different and special, unique like the child. One common thread is present, they are all made with love and pride. The students parade their work around the EDS courtyard. The Threes feel the love and support from Mrs. Haltermann and all the faculty and staff. Around each corner, await more waves and positive feedback from the students. As we pass, the Kindergarten and PK students remember fondly their own Teddy Bear Parade memories. First grade students volunteer to help us maneuver our floats along the way. As we look up, the upper school students are shouting out encouragement and praise. This is a special moment frozen in time. The end result is that the Threes have knowledge that this is their school and there will always be kind and caring people cheering them along the way.

 

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Lynda Smith

Three Year Olds

EDS Faculty since 2002; 9 years prior experience
B.A., Augusta College
B.A., Georgia Southern University

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