What happens when the teacher-librarian gets you as a Secret Santa? You get a Hogwarts' acceptance letter!
I was fortunate enough to pull the name of a fellow Harry Potter lover for a Secret Santa. I stayed up late one night drawing and cutting out a Hedwig look-a-like out of cardboard and composing a faculty acceptance letter. According to the owl mail, that was hung from the ceiling of the staff room, the Grade 1 teacher had been contacted by Professor McGonagall for a teaching position at Hogwarts.
Luckily, the Grade 1 teacher did not accept the position because what would our school do without her?
I am honoured that the owl still remains above her desk even though she has changed rooms more than once!
The Kindergarten students created penguins that were marching along the walls of the main hallway during their Penguin Unit in January. They were adorable.
They were also adorable in February.
A little cute in March.
But ridiculous in April. That's when I decided that the penguins needed a renewed purpose in life and what better purpose than encouraging reading?
I brandished my Sharpie and with the help of the Grade 3 teachers we gave the penguins voices. (I should add that this prank did involve gut splitting laughter and rolling on the ground being unable to breathe.)
Sadly, after catching up on sleep, the whole endeavour was not quite as hilarious as when we were sleep deprived.
But the students thought it was the best thing ever!
Surprisingly, the Kindergarten teacher allowed our graffiti to remain for two weeks before the penguins marched away into the sunset.