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Gromit: Take home pet: Kindy

20 Oct

In 2013 I covered a Maternity Kindy Relief position. I was on the lookout for a take home pet for the class. When I was in Sydney the previous year I went to the Power Museum and I found a Gromit toy in the Museum shop! So of course Gromit’s adventures had to begin! Much to my adult son’s horror Gromit was included in many of our photos! I think he thought I was barking mad!

So Gromit was introduced to the class. Many of the children knew him already from the DVD’s. I said of course Gromit was a movie star!! I never fail to be amazed at children’s imagination. From day one Gromit was part of the class!

Gromit needed his own backpack. I attached a London Key ring, as of course he traveled  quite extensively! I also attached some Paris Disney tickets and a Melbourne Tram key ring!

 

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He went to Melbourne with my husband and I in the school holidays and had lots of fun at my house and of course he sometimes stayed at Kindy and played while everyone was at home!

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My son just about disowned me when I took Gromit out of  the bag and strapped him into a nearby seat on our plane flight home!

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This was awkward as there were so many people watching me take this photograph! The things you do!

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Gromit was known to be quite an avid reader!

Gromit playing in Kindy when the children had gone home!

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Gromit at my house trying to beat my husband at chess!

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Here are some of the children’s beautiful drawings and writing about Gromit’s adventures at their homes!

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Getting back to blogging!

19 Dec

I am so glad the year has finished with Kindy and yet so sad at the same time! I have loved so many aspects of my year with my 18 little darlings! But now I need some time to regroup, clean my poor house, spend time with my family and get back to blogging!

One of my favourite ideas we introduced was the well used and loved ‘pet to take home’ idea! When I was in Sydney I found a lovely Gromit plush toy and he quickly became the class darling! He was loved, washed, loved some more and there have even been tears when it is time for a child to bring him back to class! Over a huge discussion it was decided that he would HAVE to go to Pre Primary so that everyone could see him next year!

Here he is in our  apartment in Melbourne! I have a lovely, long suffering husband who  was very kind about our extra traveler! Actually if the truth be known he was stuffed in my day bag as we walked around Melbourne and shopped and it was my husband that reminded me to bring him  out for photos! What a pair we must have looked, sitting Gromit on the big purse in Central Melbourne! The things you do when you are a teacher! Lucky my husband is a principal and has seen everything!

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