Benjamin was so excited!
Inside the backpack was a Skippyjon Jones stuffed animal, book, and note from the teacher.
In my early days of teaching, I did this same activity with my kindergarten class. The kids always looked forward to being the one to take the backpack home each week. I thought it was a great school-home connection. However...now I'm seeing this activity from the parents point of view and I have to say...it's so STRESSFUL! I'm completely paranoid something is going to happen to this animal.
I know Benjamin will be sad to see Skippyjon Jones and his book return to school tomorrow, but I'm going to be breathing a sigh of relief!