and I was soooooo excited to find what arrived in his box with him ~ an awesome album absolutely filled with wonderful things all tucked away in his very own album to share with the class!! It started with a letter from Mary telling the class a little about herself and what Garfield did while staying with her over the Easter weekend. Next, was information about New York and its history, including maps which had places marked that Garfield had visited. It had tons of pictures ~ and they were pretty awesome, too I must say! Pictures of 2nd Avenue; 12th Street; a library in East Village; schools, churches, cathedrals, and mosques; a NYC firetruck, which was one of my favorites; parks and gardens; the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building; Times Square (love it!); Grand Central Station; Wall Street and the headquarters of the New York Stock Exchange; Ground Zero; the harbor and the Statue of Liberty! Whew! I must say that I’m a little envious of my Garfield right now ~ he has been to all of the places in New York that I hope and dream of one day visiting…who would have ever guessed that this stuffed cat that I got when I was eight years old would travel all over the United States?!
I really love New York ~ it’s just awesome. You’re an awesome person, too Mary, for all the work you did by carrying Garfield around and hosting him for me. For taking all of these wonderful pictures. By putting all of it together with information and a personal touch for my students ~ they’re going to love it as much as I do!! Your kindness is great and I extremely appreciate it ~ if there are any goals you ever need my help on, then I am up for it!
I’m going to try to post a picture or two of Garfield with his album if my computer doesn’t give me problems :-)
First thing tomorrow morning, I will get to show my students Garfield’s adventures in New York ~ I will post their reactions!