The Star mascot is this monkey named Isaac. Isaac gets to spend the weekend with each child, and then on Monday, they tell what they did with him all weekend. The first thing Isaac did was take a bath when he came home with us. Strep throat was going around at the time, and we weren't taking any chances! We went to Jackson that weekend, so Isaac ate at the Outback and went shopping at Sam's with us. Lee was very sad when he had to take Isaac back on Monday.
Lee and Mrs. Connie are getting ready to read his favorite book, _Mater and the Ghostlight_, to the class.
Lee and Paul are posing in front of Lee's Star board. The wall behind them has all of Lee's favorite things. Lee took his rescue helicopter for his favorite toy, and muffins and goldfish for his Star Snack.
Daddy came up with the idea of Ollie the Otter being Lee's Star Guest. He works with the Tennessee Road Builders Association and goes around to schools teaching children about seat belt and booster seat safety.
Ollie's helper measured each of the kids to see if they were tall enough to be out of a booster seat yet. None of them were, and each kid was taught when they would be big enough to get to ride in the car without a booster and ride in the front seat. The kids volunteered a LOT of information about themselves today, like some parents don't wear a seat belt, some kids get to sit in the front seat, and some kids or siblings don't sit in a booster. Ollie assured them that none of this was safe OR legal! Hopefully, they will share the information with their parents.
The kids got to do a cheer with Ollie.
Lee is watching with Mrs. Angie.
Then Ollie got a group hug/tackle.
Lee gave out gifts to each of the guests who came with Ollie.
Time for a group picture!
Ollie and his handlers would LOVE to come and visit your school or preschool. If you are interested in booking him, visit his website www.seatbeltvolunteer.org