Thursday, June 16, 2011

Classroom Mascot- Longhorn Matt

Weekend Project
I get the school mascot @ build A Bear online, it came with the backpack and everything.  I pick a journal and write a introductory letter at the beginning of the notebook.
At the beginning of the year we vote on a name for him/her.  This year our longhorn's name is "Matt".  Last year his name was "Edward" (In honor of Twilight, LOL)

Each weekend a student's name is picked randomly from a pencil box with popsicle sticks in it with each students' names on it.  The WINNER gets to take matt for the weekend, and take him on a wild adventure. All that I ask is that we take really good care of him and write/take picutres/illustrate about what ______ and Matt did all weekend long.  Sometimes he comes back really dirty but that is ok, I take him home and wash him up.
Usually by March our class mascot has gone home with everyone and that is when I try to involve other faculty throughout the campus. Last year our Principal (Mrs. Traci Gonzalez) took Edward home and she came on Monday and talked all about their adventure. The kids were really excited :)

Click here for the letter/permission slip to parents

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