Five for Friday 2/22

Happy Weekend Everyone! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching again for another installment of.....

1. We'll get the sad news out of the way first...
We had to put our dog, Pedro, to sleep today. We've been in denial for a few months or so. After running many tests on him that always came back negative, the vet came to the conclusion that he basically had dementia. We rescued Pedro from the Humane Society 9 years ago, and they estimated him to be between 3-5 years old (although our vet said that was probably a low estimate). He lived a long life, but we are still very sad and will miss him very much :(

2. I had parent-teacher conferences last night. It makes for a long night, and while I always get those butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling, I love meeting with parents. Seriously, I do! I like to take the team approach when meeting with parents; we both truly want what's best for their child!

3. We had an inservice day today. It was nice because we got most of the day to work on what we wanted to... although I had a hard time staying focused (see #1) so my time wasn't as productive as I would have liked. We had to work 7 hours and the start time was flexible. So I arrived at 6:20, and while I could have left at 1:20, I actually stayed until about 2:30.... I always find just one more thing to do! But it was still nice to leave earlier than normal. I decided to wear my pink fuzzy slippers at school today. Everyone was jealous. As they should be :)

4. My son was in the newspaper! The hubs is an associate principal at a high school. He oversees the Robotics Club, and they were having a competition last weekend. Sly loves robots, so the hubs took him, and POOF! He ended up on the FRONT PAGE! Unfortunately, since there was no article (just the photo was in the paper), the photo isn't online, so you'll have to settle with a picture of the picture.
He was SO excited to drive the robots like the big kids do!
5. Lastly my half-birthday was this week. I normally don't celebrate it, but all the teachers at my school bring in treats for their birthday, and I wanted to too. So I brought HALF birthday snacks:

Get it? Half-Birthday? Half? Everything was either cut in half or half-and-half. COME ON! IT'S FUNNY!!! The hubs says that if I have to tell people it's funny, then it's not funny. But I don't agree. It really IS funny! HAHA!



  1. So sorry to hear about Pedro, Angela! Sending hugs your way!
    Growing Firsties

  2. I am sorry about your dog. So glad for folks like you to rescue animals.
    P.S. Happy Half-Birthday!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  3. I love your half birthday idea! I should try that, since my birthday is in the summer, and I always miss "celebrating" with the kids!

    How sad about Pedro. He looks so sweet!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  4. Happy Half Birthday! That is so exciting that your son was in the paper. He will love seeing that when he is older:) So sorry about your dog. I am glad he was rescued by a sweet family like yours:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  5. So sorry to hear about your Pedro!

    Happy Half Birthday!
    Ms. Shope's Class

  6. Sorry about your four legged friend. We lost our boxer, Gus, two years ago ( on our 9 year anniversary no less). He was a total pain in the butt/ slobber everywhere/ idiot of a dog. But he was our first baby and he loved us and we loved him. We did not have to make the decision to put him down as he died at home and I can't say I am sorry that he made that decision for us....looking out for us until the very end. I imagine Pedro and Gus are having a grand ol' time in doggie heaven. :)

    We celebrate birthdays at our school too but we bring in a treat for someone else. Your way sounds like MUCH less work. :)

    Again, sorry for your families loss.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

    1. Also wanted to let you know that the giveaway is up and running on my blog. :) Thank you SO much again for donating and helping me out!

  7. I love your half birthday idea - I think it is funny.

    The First Grade Princess


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