The Wise Owl and the "Funky" Falcon were two great honors in our classroom. When they "flew" home with a child, it was obvious that someone did something really impressive in the classroom. The Wise Owl symbolized some sort of brilliance shining from within a student. If a student taught Mrs. Backen something new or shocked her with something that nobody in the past had noticed, The Wise Owl was able to fly home with the child overnight. "Funky" Falcon was an honor that symbolized a great improvement that had been noticed by Mrs. Backen and the class. Students who put an exceptional effort to improve themselves throughout the year were able to have "Funky" visit them for the weekend. Although they weren't able to go home with everyone, both of these honorable characters were cool birds in our classroom.