Sandy over at Soaring Through Second Grade is hosting a linky party about a subject that is near and dear to my heart. No, it isn't reading or writing workshop (or math, haha if you read yesterday's post). It's our furry friends! She's even making this educational by asking us to include what our beloved pets have taught us. If I had to site objectives on top of that, I'd reference by previously stated goal to include more of "me" in some of my posts. Am I justified yet? ;)
When I left for college, I had to leave my first dog, Kerrigan, at home with my parents. We had practically grown up together after I saved my allowance to buy her when I was in fifth grade. She loved our family house and her time outside on the deck, and I knew she'd never adjust well to apartment life with me fresh out of college and working long hours as a first year teacher. In that way, Kerrigan taught me about doing the right thing, even when it's hard, and putting the needs of others ahead of my own.
|She helps with school work.|
|Play, play, play, sleep!|
|She takes prisoners.|
I've had fun sharing my furry friends with you while reflecting on the lessons they've taught me that can carry over into my classroom too. For more furry friends, click on over to Sandy's linky party.