It's official! We have a new bulldog at Bullard and his name is Bullet! We have 12 stuffed bulldogs (Webkinz) that you will be able to check out and take on vacation with you. If you have ever had a "Flat Stanley" project or heard of it, this is very similar. Here's how it works.
We have a bulletin board next to the Media Center in the back hallway that has a couple of maps on it. The title of the board is "Where has Bullet been?" Bullet the Bulldog is going to help us learn about geography and practice our writiing as he travels around the globe with our very own students. In addition, Bullet also has his very own webpage on the Media Center blog. His collar has a QR code that you can scan with a smartphone to read about all of his adventures.
When you are planning to go on vacation to any state or another country, you can check Bullet the Bulldog out for the duration of your trip. While you are on your trip we ask that you take pictures of your student with Bullet the Bulldog at landmarks of the state/country you are visiting. Please make sure we can tell from the picture where Bullet the Bulldog is traveling! For example, if you are in New York City, you might take a picture of Bullet at the Empire State Building or if you were in San Francisco, perhaps at the Golden Gate Bridge. When you return, you must return Bullet the Bulldog (in good condition) to school, send in a picture or two that you took while traveling, and a short "trip report" (just a few paragraphs telling us about Bullet's adventures with you). On the back of each picture, please include the student's name, date and location where the picture was taken. We will then display the pictures so that everyone can see where Bullet has been. Pictures and trip reports will be on Bullet's website as well (only first names will be used). Pictures will not be returned so please make extra copies if you would like to keep one.
We have 12 stuffed Bullets available for checkout. The process will be to fill out the permission form and return it to Mrs. Adams or Mrs. Bogale in the Media Center to reserve your Bullet the Bulldog. The permission form is attached. This is a "first come, first served" process. I hope that everyone will be able to travel with Bullet when they want to, but holidays and breaks may be especially busy!
Thank you for helping the students of Bullard learn geography and work on their writing skills! Bullet got to go out last week to meet Mrs. Adams' favorite author (she even read him a story!) Don't forget to check out our bulletin board in the back hallway when you are visiting!
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.