Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Today's the Day for Our Giveaway! & The Hamster Saga Continues . . .


Are you ready for this?? Well, GET ready!! Today is the kick-off for my giveaway with Krista from The Second Grade Superkids because we have 100+ followers!!!!!!!!!! (Honestly there was a time when I thought that I would NEVER get here!) 

You will need to go to Krista's blog to enter! Go check it out, there are some AWESOME prizes to be had!!  I am not going to toot my own horn but I have seen Krista's green units and can SO see how I am going to use them in my classroom! (She made this really cute sign too!)
Once again please go over to The Second Grade Super Kids to enter. She teachers a bilingual class and is amazing for other reasons too and you could win some awesome stuff.

Hamster Saga: 

So if you haven't been following very long then you may want to read how I once had 10 animals living in my bathtub and then 14 animals living in my bathtub, most of these were hamsters after my male hamsters reproduced . . . yes I keep saying this but this is what happened.

Well I was in our PLT meeting this morning when Mrs. B comes in and says that they saw a mouse running down the hallway. We then hear screaming and realize someone else has probably seen it so Mrs. B goes down to check on her. We laugh and move on until I hear someone yell CASEY!!! from down the hallway. Another teacher Mrs. C then flies in the classroom and ask me "Do you still have your hamsters?" I say, "No, Mrs. Q has one of them living in her room . . why?" 

Well . . . as it turns out she was holding the door so that a custodian and a maintenance man could sweep the mouse out with a broom when she realizes that it is not a mouse IT IS A HAMSTER!!! 

I ran outside to help her look for him (I mean he couldn't have gotten far) and we can't find him. I then run up to Mrs. Q's room to make sure that Humphrey is in fact missing and he was. My ENTIRE team then comes outside to help me find him. At this point I am hysterically crying. I was very upset. I was imagining all the things that could happen to a small hamster in the big world. In fact, I cried through most of math and was upset so much throughout the morning that my kids were speculating about all of the people in my life that may have died. I finally did clue them in because I wasn't keeping it together very well. 

I mean, three people kicked my former PET out of the school and now he is gone FOREVER! I am sad. But I am okay. I was even going to sleep outside at school tonight because hamsters are nocturnal and see if he went to the seed that my pal had so lovingly set out for him to make me feel better about him not starving to death. My roommate even volunteered to go and stake out the playground tonight with me. 

I have decided that I just have to let it go. If he was going to be found it would have already happened when 600+ kids played on the playground today or when I looked for him this morning. 

So . . . I am SUPER excited about this giveaway . . .  . but a lot sad about the loss of my friend, Humphrey. . . . 

If you are looking for a way to cheer me up GO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY! ;)


  1. I'm sure your students are right, and Humphrey is out having a terrific adventure. He probably is now friends with a frog named Og.

    I'm sorry he is missing, and very sorry you had such a hard day.
    Hello Mrs Sykes

  2. I am so sorry about Humphrey~ think positive thoughts:)

    Going Nutty!

  3. I am following both of your blogs and tpt stores. I have a western classroom and I'd love your unit - it would be perfect!


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