This activity is a great way to get students writing. Students take a stuffed animal bear (or any other animal) home on a rotating basis. While at home, they must write down in the notebook what the bear does with them. When they return to school they will share what they wrote in the journal and the next person will get to take it home.
I have included the name Theodore because that was the name that I chose for my bear. There is also a cover with a blank for you to write your own name.