Route #3 --- Michael -- Kimberly Stanton --- Pennsylvania
Kimba's Daycare & Preschool

Departing September 10, 2012

The Stops

1. Judy Esterby - Family Child Care - Minnesota

2. Dawn Hollenczer - Ms. Dawn's Family Child Care - Maryland

3. Kiley Frana - St. Peter Little Lamb Preschool - Nebraska

4. Jana Ferguson - Step By Step Child Care - Ohio

5. Daronda Hoffman - Rainbow Haven Childcare - Missouri

6. CeCe Holman - Someplace Special FCC - Virginia

7. Kimberly Stanton (home) - Kimba's Daycare & Preschool - Pennsylvania

    Kimba's Daycare & Preschool - Pennsylvania
    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    Big Bill went and picked up a box for Miss Kim to fill with Michael Bear. He was played with all day. We went shopping for his stuff today.

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    Miss Kim showed our daycare all the stuff that was going with him to his first Daycare stop with Miss Judy and kids in MN.

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Miss Kim made a booklet that included a list of his stuff to travel with him and double checked the box to make sure everything was in with Michael.

    Sunday, September 9, 2012

    He was sealed up

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    The box was placed on the floor for the Kid's to put stickers on it. Miss Kim took Michael to the post office and he was on his way. We paid for his ticket to go visit with our other Daycare friend's.

    Family Child Care - Minnesota
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Michael has arrived in Cedar, MN...My one preschooler that dosent sleep was so excited when the mail truck pulled up to the door. She kept telliing the woman, Michael is in the box, Michael is in the box.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    Michael slowly met some of our childcare friends since he arrived yesturday. He will get to meet the rest next week. The chidren got him a cradle so he can have a nice place to rest in the evenings.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    We had a wonderful time this past week with Michael. He did a great job playing the Lollipop drum and waiting his turn playing the guitar, He also sat very nice in his booster seat while we were driving. He was a great listener during story time and helped the children with their art projects, but he did try to crawl out the playhouse window, luckily the children caught him before he fell. Michael helped us celebrate Nathans birthday. He was very careful not to get frosting on his fur.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Michael was able to meet baby Emma for the first time this morning, she has been sick. After meeting Emma we packed Michael in his box and took him to the post office to say goodbye and send him on his way to Dawns in Maryland. everyone was sad to see him go, they are excited to see photos from the rest of his travels.

    Ms. Dawn's Family Child Care - Maryland
    Saturday, September 22, 2012

    Michael arrived in the afternoon, but was exhausted from his long trip from Minnesota where he met some wonderful friends at Ms. Judy’s. He plans to rest up until Monday.

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    Everyone here at Ms. Dawn’s is so excited to meet Michael! They were also very excited over the gifts that Michael brought from Ms. Judy’s! (Thank you, Ms. Judy!!!) Michael spent much of the day getting to know the children here, participating in activities, and playing outside – the weather has been wonderful here in Maryland!

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Michael was greeted by a few new friends today. We had Jump Bunch class today and Michael was so excited to participate! He got to go fishing! It was difficult at first for his to hold the pole, but it’s a good thing that our Jump Bunch coach was able to help him out!

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Today we celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s birthday! Michael helped us make “Apple Pie Salsa and Cinnamon/Sugar Tortilla Chips” – Michael thought it was yummy, as did all of his other friends. Michael is having a great time!

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    It was Show & Tell at Ms. Dawn’s today. The children had to bring something Red or Yellow. Michael showed off his shoes because they have red on them!

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    Today is the last day that Michael will be with us. We decorated our apple trees with apple stickers and spent a lot of our time outside. The leaves are really starting to change and drop off of the trees. Michael had a wonderful time in Maryland and is looking forward to his visit to St. Peter Little Lamb Preschool in Malmo, Nebraska!

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Michael spent much of the weekend resting up and is departing today on the Teddy Bear Express! Have a safe trip Michael!

    St. Peter Little Lamb Preschool - Nebraska
    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    I just wanted to let everyone know that Michael made it to Nebraska today. He came to my house and tomorrow he will go to St. Peter Little Lamb preschool with me, which is in North Bend, NE. This is our first year as a preschool and my first year doing teddy bear express. I can't wait to show the kids, they have been asking when will Michael come. Tomorrow Michael will meet my 4 & 5 year olds, and then on Monday he will get to meet the 3 year olds and then play with the 4 & 5 year olds again.

    I had to open the box and make sure Michael was ok, I'm sure it was a long trip from Maryland to Nebraska, that’s across half the United States.

    Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 & 11, 2012 (Morning Class)

    On these days Michael got to have a teddy bear picnic with his 3 year old friends. All the children brought their own teddy bears from home. They had a picnic outside on a sheet, and had teddy grahams for snack. Then they played with a parachute. They also read the book 'We're going on a Bear Hunt', and went looking for Michael.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 (Afternoon Class)

    Michael had fun today with the 4 & 5 year old class. Today was his last day. It was fire safety week here, so Michael enjoyed playing with all the fire dress up clothes, puzzles and fire trucks. We will miss you! Hope you had fun here at Little Lamb Preschool, and have a safe trip to Ohio.

    Ms. Kiley

    Step By Step Child Care - Ohio
    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    Michael Bear has arrived safely in Ohio! Since it was the weekend and Michael had traveled so very far, he spent some much needed time resting up.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    The children are very excited to meet Michael Bear. They have been following his travels around the country. They all wanted to have a special sleepover with Michael at their homes so we sat down and made out a schedule so that they would all get a turn taking Michael home for the night.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    This week in Preschool our theme is Animals in the Dark. Michael said he's frightened of Bats and Owls and other nighttime animals. He assured us that he sleeps well at night and that he is NOT a nocturnal animal.

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    We've had a busy week here with Michael! Wednesday was Color Orange day and all the children came to daycare wearing orange. On Thursday, we concluded our Preschool unit 'Animals in the Dark' and also had a Letter D tasting party. Michael was super tired and took a really good nap.

    Rainbow Haven Childcare - Missouri
    Monday, November 5, 2012

    Michael arrived safe and sound in Missouri. The kids were very excited when they saw the box after naptime. Michael made lots of new friends that day including his bear buddy Peanut Butter Bear!!

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Michael arrived just in time to go vote with Miss Daronda. It was still dark outside and very cold and we had to wait in a long line. Everyone was very excited...I didn't tell anyone who we voted for!!

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    We got to play drums today in music class...it was really loud. We sang songs and danced too...I was ready for a nap!!

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    We made turkey hand prints today. I was very careful not to get paint on my fur....my bear buddy Peanut Butter had to have a bath, he wasn't so careful. The kids went home for the weekend and I missed them.

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    I waited patiently by the door with Peanut Butter for the kids to come to daycare and play. I never thought they would get here. Carson was the first to come and we read some books while we waited for the the other kids to come. Then Jocelynn took me on the carrot slide...(I dont like carrots) but the slide sure was fun.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Lots of fun today. We learned all about Indians and made Indian hats and got to play in tee-pee. We read books about the First Thanksgiving and learned about sharing too. The tent was so much fun and I LOVE my Indian hat!

    Someplace Special FCC - Virginia
    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Michael arrived in Reston, Virginia.

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

    Michael arrived at Someplace Special in Reston, VA the day before Thanksgiving. We were so excited that he arrived so he could spend the Holiday with Julia and Jayson.

    At Julia and Jayson’s house, he played with Julia and they went to grand mom’s and grand dad’s for dinner on Thanksgiving. There they played with the cousins, ate a lot of food and had a great time.

    On Friday, Julia, Michael and mom went out shopping, came home, took a nap and hung around the house all evening. Saturday they walked over to Tori’s house, so Michael could spend the rest of the weekend with Tori. Michael was s excited because Tori has a baby sister who is only 2 weeks old! Michael was the same size as Isabelle. Tori’s house they read all of books, they played and ran out outside having a great time. Michael was able to help Tori’s mom take care of Isabelle. Michael was very quiet when Isabelle was sleeping.

    At Braden’s house, he played with Braden’s big brother Rylan. Michael enjoyed playing with Braden’s dog Tobey, Braden put him to bed with Tobey. Michael played outside and met some of the neighbor’s children.

    Quentin took Michael home, and he went shopping!! Michael was so excited, they went to Total Wine, and purchased some what Michael was told “adult beverages”. Michael loves looking at all the pretty bottles and he and Quentin were very well behaved. He went home to Quentin’s house, ate dinner, plated some and slept with Quentin in his bed. Michael had a talk with Quentin about giving up his binky. At the first of the year is when Quentin will be giving it up.

    I spent the night with Duncan and Shaela, those 2 are some wild kids! I had a blast playing instruments with them. They have a dog named Shadow, he is a big dog.

    Michael went home with Carly, what a wild ride that was! Carly is so much fun! They ran around and played and played and played.

    I went home with Jackson, and hung out and I really loved the Christmas tree. Jackson is a great cuddler! Jackson’s dad walked me over to Annie and Cara’s house to spend part of the weekend with them.

    I plan on going home on Tuesday, I am so excited to see all of my friends and there. I had such a great time visiting all of these different day cares and have so many new friend.

    Kimba's Daycare & Preschool - Pennsylvania
    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Michael has returned safely home today.

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