It is important to help the students develop a sense of school spirit as this foster their belonging and identity as a Willowbank Kid. George, our school mascot, is a great way to build shared identity early in their school life.
This year as the children shared information about George, it became quickly obvious that some children were stuck on the idea of a literal giraffe, while others could easily understand that he only representative of a giraffe, but that he had a special role at Willowbank.
I discussed the different types of ideas they were presenting with the class. To highlight these different responses we decided to use green for real giraffes and red for special to George.
Forever curious, always learning, deep thinking teacher. I am a Year 5 teacher this year and am enjoying the transition after 3 years with New Entrants.