Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On "Star of the Week", Buddy Bear, & Custodial Arrangements

So, as I mentioned here, Bryan was the class "Star of the Week" last week at school. And that's nothing to sneeze at. Especially if you're the Mother of the "Star of the Week". Nooo, no.

Being the Mother of the "Star of the Week" is quite a task, let me tell ya! First you have the mega-fabulous "Star of the Week" poster that you have to make on moment's notice. Assigned on Friday this masterpiece is expected to be due in the classroom bright and early on Monday morning. Complete with a pictoral timeline of your little star from birth til now. Quite the task, if you ask me, since no one seems to have hard copies of pictures on hand anymore. Or is that just me?
In addition to the posterboard masterpiece, you get the joy of having "Buddy Bear" join you all weekend. Buddy Bear is the class mascot, or something like that. He goes home with a different student every week and probably gets this kind of treatment
at every house he goes to, making him extra tidy and 100% germ free!

On Monday, you are expected to write a journal entry including pictures of the Star and Buddy Bear telling/showing what all you did with Buddy Bear on your weekend.
Strangely, this Buddy Bear business seems a lot like a warped cutodial agreement, whereby you have visitation with the class stuffed animal and it is your personal duty to make sure that you show this toy more fun than any other student in the class has shown him so far. It can be quite exhausting, I assure you! However, I do think that during our visitation weekend, Buddy had a good time. We took him to the "Memphis Loves Kids" celebration. It was nice. Nice and hot. Buddy didn't even break a sweat, though. Come to think of it, neither did any of the rest of the kids. But I did! Must be one of the joys of being the "Mother of the Week". Anything to have a good journal entry, right? Ah, the things we do for our kids! :)

Here are a couple pictures of Buddy and Bryan at the We Love Kids celebration
Lots of pictures and a 4-page journal entry later, you'd think our "Star of the Week" responsibilities would be nearing a close. But wait! There's more! Oh, yes, there's more and it isn't in the form of a homework pass. We couldn't get off so easily. More on the rest of our "Star of the Week" adventures to come! (I actually enjoyed our final Star of the Week task.) So, stay tuned!


Amanda said...

At first, I thought how sweet the picture is of Bryan and Buddy Bear. Then I read that all the kids in his class get this bear and it made me shiver. Germs...yuck. All I know is that you guys definitely know how to show a bear a good time. He looks like he had a great week. Can't wait to see what other special events went along with being star of the week. Bryan has been a superstar to me since the moment he was born. What a cutie he was and is.

Crystal M. said...

Wow that is a lot of work but I am sure the kids love every minute of, mostly because mom does most of the work, LOL!!

Grandmommy said...

Don't you love it when the schools assign "family" projects. I'm glad you made it through Bryan's "Star of the Week". Maybe you should go ahead & start working on Lydia's & Elysa's.

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