Casey came home from school on Friday a couple weeks ago and excitedly told me she was Star of the Week for the next week. She came with a bag that contained Pete the Cat, his journal, and a Marvelous Me binder…and instructions on how to be the Star of the Week. Pete the Cat is a character in a series of books that Casey’s teacher loves and luckily it was a stuffed animal version of the cat that came home, and not a real cat named Pete.
We had to make a poster all about Casey, take Pete the Cat around all weekend while journaling his activities and get ready for Show’n’Tell on Friday. I also got to go read her class a book and have lunch with her one day.
On Sunday afternoon before her special week, I got to work on my homework…I cut out clip art for the poster, found pictures of Casey and wrote in Pete’s journal. Casey was pretty specific in how she wanted the poster put together, so she did all the glueing and I did some picture captions for her.
Then we realized that we didn’t exactly take Pete out to all our weekend events. I believe he languished somewhere in her bedroom for most of the weekend. After reading the previous two entries in his journal, I tried to spice it up a bit and write from Pete’s perspective. (And make excuses for his absence at a few events.) I’m not sure if I got his personality right or not since I haven’t actually read any of the books but he seems like he should be a pretty funny cat.
With the help of a newsletter template in my word processing program I made a fun little journal entry and added some pictures. Here is the text since I couldn’t figure out how to get a PDF on here…
I had a fun and busy adventure with Casey’s family this past weekend! Casey was so excited to bring me home and told her mom that she had to take me everywhere this weekend.
First though, she tested to see if I still had some of my nine lives left by tossing me over the balcony to her mom downstairs. They did that a few times but luckily I’m a pretty tough cat and it was kind of fun.
Apparently I just missed the tooth fairy by a night. Casey was very excited about the new hole in her mouth. I’m kind of glad though because I don’t know how a run-in with the tooth fairy would go.
On Friday night, Casey & her brother took me to a sleepover at their friends’ house. The girls made a whole bunch of friendship bracelets and they even made one for me! Then they tried to keep me up way past my bedtime, but if there’s one thing cats are good at, it’s sleeping and taking naps. I curled up and went to sleep while they talked and talked and talked.
Saturday was a beautiful day in Tennessee and Casey and her family headed to a fall fair. I stayed home to nap because I heard there would be bouncy houses – cat claws and inflatables don’t mix very well. I heard it was a lot of fun with bouncing, games and candy.
On Saturday evening, the Eliasons had neighborhood friends over for dinner. It was taco night, so I helped myself to the buffet. Casey and I played and had a great time with Camryn (who used to be in Mrs. Waller’s class 2 years ago).
After church on Sunday, Casey showed me everything she had done in Sunday school. I got to sit on the counter and hang out with her and no one even yelled at me to get down or worried about cat hair in their food.
Casey had to get to work on her Star of the Week poster. She told her mom just how she wanted things and they worked on it together.
Then the Philadelphia Eagles came on TV and they taught me a new chant – E – A – G – L – E – S Eagles! I’m not sure I can get behind this team because I think an eagle could snatch me right off the ground if one ever wanted to. I’m more of a Bengals fan…at least they’re family.
On Sunday night everyone needed to get a good night of sleep and get ready for a new week of school, including me. They tried to make me take a bath but I let them know that I do NOT take baths! Other than that, it was a great weekend with Casey and her family!