Hello all! For the last two years I have taught K we have had Curious George as our class friend. Throughout the year every child gets a chance to take a little stuffed animal version of the class friend home with him/her, spend the weekend with him, parents often take pictures of the child with the stuffed animal, and journal it. On Mondays the child who had our friend shares what they did, we read the journal, etc. We also theme our letter we send in the summer as well as the book we read on the first day to this character. Well, for the upcoming school year I will be teaching inclusion with another K teacher so we want to come up with a new class friend. She previously had Clifford and my colleagues use Arthur and the Pigeon. We are trying to come up with a new character we can use. The only idea we had as Franklin the Turtle but I am having a very difficult time finding a plush for the children to take home. Any suggestions for a new class friend? Thanks!