What I've been doingAugust 27, 2012
I’ve got a couple of important things to tell you. First, our classroom mascot! So, last week we all entered a name and pulled from a hat to make it fair. (I’m talking about how we named our official classroom reading mascot in my new class.) Drum roll, please! His name is Max! Sounds like I wasn’t the only one thinking about ‘m’ names. So it’s Max the Monkey. It’s not my turn to take him home for a few weeks, but you know I’m totally going to start thinking of things we can do together!
I also wanted to give you a couple of tips on how you can earn more Bear Bills® in Bearville so you can go shopping and get more cool stuff! I get a lot of questions about this, so I thought it might help for me to let you know the best ways to earn more stuff. First, you’ve gotta play some of the cool games in Bearville! Those will help you earn Bear Bills, plus, you get unique little gifts just for playing a lot of the games in Bearville. Another way to earn Bear Bills is to get a job. You can work at the Coffee Shop, Bearywood Mall or the US Bank of Bearville. Just like jobs in real life, you get paid and then you can go shopping with your paycheck!
Hope some of those tips help!
Talk to ya later!
Monkeying AroundAugust 22, 2012
Wow. I love my teacher. I mean, so far, he’s really cool. We already have so much cool stuff planned this year and it’s only been two days! He is a new teacher at my school and I think this year is going to be the best ever!
As soon as we walked in yesterday, he let us pick where we wanted to sit. Then he gave us official name tags for our desks. Of course, we talked about rules of the classroom, but we got to make them up ourselves! I think it’s cool that we got to make up our own rules because I think the other kids in my class will be better about following them.
Also, he introduced us to our class mascot! It’s a monkey that will come home with each of us over one weekend this year and read and do activities and stuff with us and our families! I’m excited because we have to come to school with names for him tomorrow. Naming a class mascot monkey is kind of a big deal, you know? I mean, he is basically going to be famous because every single student is going to write about him this year. Marvin? Michael? Mufasa (tee hee, like from the Lion King, remember?) I’m trying to think of ‘m’ names because monkey starts with m and I want it to sound…wait for it…alliterative. (That means words that start with the same sound that you say in a row, like furbulous fashionistas, or party people.)
Anyway, I’ll let you know what happens with the monkey mascot. Ha! See, that was alliteration, too!
First day of school!August 20, 2012
The bus is leaving the station, as my mom likes to say when she is ready to leave. She’s about to take us to school, and it’s my first day back. I’m kind of nervous and excited at the same time. I get to see my old friends, but I will be in a new class with a new teacher and a lot of other kids I don’t know. Some of them I remember from last year, but we didn’t really spend time together so I wouldn’t call them my friends… yet! I’m sure I’ll make a bunch of new friends though.
I know it sounds crazy that I could be nervous, but it’s true, I kind of am. My mom says not to be nervous because everyone else is feeling the same way. She’s probably right. Everyone always feels like people are looking at them. Which is silly, because if everyone thinks everyone else is looking at them, that’s not even possible! So I’m not going to worry about it. Plus, the world doesn’t revolve around me. Even though I think people are looking at me, they are thinking the same thing, that people are looking at them, and since I’m not looking at them, they’re probably not looking at me either. Phew! Glad I got that out of the way!
Now I’m going to school and I’m determined to have a great first day! I’ll tell you all about it on Wednesday.
Good luck with your first day, too!