I totally dig a toy bear being called Pythagoras! DO they get to take him home?I did this one year with Westpac helicopter teddy and they had turns taking him home and writing a diary and photographing what he did with them over the weekend.
They sure do. He goes home each day with a child who has their name drawn out of a jar. Plus whoever earns the certificate for the week in Assembly on Friday gets to have him for the weekend. His name was selected by my Year 5 class a few years ago. They wanted to name him after a mathematician because I'm a Maths lead teacher - so Pythagoras it was. Now I teach younger chickies and they just love his big. complicated name.