Today the class got a surprise package! We were expecting a package that contained a mascot from one of our blogging buddies who are participating in the #GlobalPal project. It was not from one of those classes.
The package was big, and it was soft. As Mrs. Yollis tore open one end of the package, she smiled. What emerged from the surprise package?
Meet Walter the Wombat!
First, we read the fact sheet about Walter the Wombat.
No one had ever heard of a wombat!
Walter the Wombat is a special mascot from our good friend, @RossMannell, a retired teacher from New South Wales, Australia. Walter comes to us through Mr. Mannell's support of a group called Backyard Buddies. Not only is Mr. Mannell kind, he often leaves us comments on our class blog. He just left us a comment on our Family Blogging Month post.
Here is Mr. Mannell's Family Blogging Month comment:
Ellie's mom commented back. What an excellent blogger!
Here is Walter the Wombat getting to know our students.
Would you like to take Walter home with you for the evening?
What kinds of activities do you think he'd enjoy?
What are some facts you learned about wombats?
What do you say to Mr. Mannell for his thoughtfulness?