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Baby Bear goes to school
Air date September 5, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors A, 1
Releases Ready for School!, Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Healthy Moment:
Shirley Jones tells Zoe that while waiting for the bus, she likes to move her body and stretch her toes and arms to keep them healthy and strong.
SCENE At Hooper's Store, Alan is busily getting school supplies for Baby Bear, when Telly notices the viewer and is glad that they are here. Today is Baby Bear’s first day of school at the Storybook Community School, a school for storybook characters to begin their education. Just then, Papa Bear arrives to pick up Baby Bear and they both go on their way as Alan wished him luck.
cut from the DVD version

SCENE, cont'd At the Storybook Community School, the other storybook characters begin to arrive when Baby Bear and Papa Bear get there. Baby Bear recognizes some of the storybook characters, including Hansel and Gretel, Jack and Jill, Little Red Riding Hood, and Mary with her lamb. As the bell rings and the storybook characters enter the school, Papa Bear says it is time for him to say goodbye to Baby Bear. Baby Bear is shocked that Papa Bear is going, but his dad says he's going to have fun at the school. So they both hug and Papa Bear says he'll pick him up after school.

SCENE, cont'd Inside the school, Mrs. Goose introduce herself and have the storybook characters introduce themselves. Peter Piper goes first, then Jack and Jill, and next it's Baby Bear’s turn. After telling everyone that his family are now the four bears since Curly Bear was born, Baby Bear starts to miss his family. Then Hansel and Gretel introduce themselves and shower everyone with breadcrumbs. Baby Bear is having fun and thinks Curly Bear would love to see it, but then he starts to wonder if she misses him.

SCENE, cont'd Mrs. Goose says everyday, they will learn a letter from the Alphabet and she has them guess what letter begins at the Alphabet. Baby Bear replies that it is the letter A and Mrs. Goose says that he is correct. She says that it is used to begin a story as in "Once upon a time." Baby Bear is happy that he got his first answer correct, but then he starts to wonder if Papa Bear misses him.

SCENE, cont'd Mrs. Goose says everyday they will also learn a number and has them guess what number starts at the beginning. Little Red Riding Hood replies that it is the number 1 and also addresses Mrs. Goose as "Grandma." Mrs. Goose replies that she is correct, and Jack adds that it starts the phrase "Once upon a time.” Everyone laughs and Jack laughs so hard, he falls backwards and breaks his crown. Mrs. Goose says they are going to create their own number 1 as their art project and can decorate it with glitter and any color. Baby Bear is happy because he loves art. After mentioning how Mama Bear loves glitter, he wonders if she misses him.


SCENE, cont'd After finishing their art projects, the storybook characters start working on their Humpty Dumpty puzzles and try to put him back together. Baby Bear puts the final piece together and happily says that he did it. Everyone is impressed at how Baby Bear finished the puzzle, and Baby Bear wishes that his family were there to see this. He starts to think of his family again and wonders what they are doing. He starts to think that going to school will be hard on them.
SCENE, cont'd As the school day ends and Mrs. Goose says goodbye to the storybook characters, Papa Bear arrives to pick up Baby Bear. When Mrs. Goose tells Baby Bear that she will see him tomorrow, Baby Bear replies that he may not come tomorrow. Although he loves the things he did today and made new friends, he couldn’t help thinking about his family. Papa Bear and Mrs. Goose tells him it's OK since it is his first day of school. Mrs. Goose mentions that she was Papa Bear’s teacher and he was also afraid when he was little. Papa Bear also tells Baby Bear to just think about the time they get to see each other again at the end of the day, and how he will tell his family about all the great things he did in school.
SCENE, cont'd Baby Bear feels much better and decides he will come back tomorrow for class when Ms. Goose says they will learn about the number 2 in pom-poms. As Mrs. Goose waves goodbye to Baby Bear and Papa Bear, Jack comes running out and falls down again with Jill tumbling after him.
Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: A
Prairie Dawn encourages Cookie Monster to think of words that begin with "A." She can't keep him from eating the letter in question, though, much to her "a"ggravation.
(First: Episode 4064)
Cartoon Soul A
(First: Episode 3359)
Film A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
(First: Episode 3266)
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
Spanish-of-day abrazo.jpg
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day
Rosita offers her elephant friend un abrazo. The elephant is surprised to learn that abrazo means "hug", but then offers Rosita un abrazo in return.
(First: Episode 4064)
cut from the online version
Song "We're All Growin'"
(First: Episode 3141)
JTE Transportation.jpg
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Transportation Land
Big Bird has to find Ernie in a land full of transportation vehicles and other things to ride on.
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For"
Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1814)
Cartoon A mother and daughter walk through a park. After coming home, the child draws a picture of the things she saw there.
(First: Episode 3955)
Muppets Global Grover: There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School
Grover has returned from a trip around the world and resolves to ride his camel Sidney to school. Grover cannot get on his camel (thwarting that possibility), but Sidney reminds him that there are other ways to get to school. This leads into the clip below.
(First: Episode 4047)
Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
Muppets Global Grover (cont'd)
Sidney doesn't want to be late for school, so he decides to ride Grover!
(First: Episode 4047)

Film The Number of the Day: A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 1.
Cartoon A girl's mom gives her a 1 from the shelf. "My 1 and only!"
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3469)
Film Wegman Dogs:
Batty and Crooky stack wood blocks to make the number 1. (new graphics)
Original version: (First: Episode 4000)
Animation "Just One Strawberry Blues"
(First: Episode 3161)
Muppets Elmo's World: School
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 2
Trash feeds a big smelly fish to a gang of hungry penguins.

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