Your avatar is just precious! I'm glad you had fun with it - your enthusiasm will benefit your students, for sure! Rock on to Tool Two :)
My favorite part about making a blog was getting to create an Avatar. I ended up making my Avatar to fit my own personality. At first I wasn't too sure about blogging, but I think it can be a lot of fun! I definitely agree with you, on the fact, that the students would most likely love to do something like this.
I agree this could be a lot of fun