So here is the other HUGE news. We just put a deposit down on a new Westie puppy. Our house has been so lonely since we lost Izzy this past September. The plan was to survive the winter without him and get a new pup in Spring so I could have the summer to train him. This litter will be born in approximately 3 weeks and then will come home with us about 10 weeks later. Izzy was mine before I got married. The Hubs is not going to know what hit him. He definitely doesn't realize what spirited puppies Westies are so we are definitely going to have to have a "play book". Regardless, our house has been so quiet and sad without Izzy so I am looking forward to a new little fur-ball this spring. Stay tuned as there will be lots of pictures!
One more tidbit for the week. And this is also big news. My second grade intervention students are now reading CHAPTER BOOKS! They are really reading about a half year behind and we are focusing on fluency and comprehension. So I backed them up just a bit as I didn't want them to miss some of those amazing chapter books. We ventured into book bucket 17 and found FOX AND HIS FRIENDS by Edward Marshall. It's so funny how a book divided into chapters can be such a milestone marker for Early and Emerging Readers. So Fox, Minnie and Moo, Young Cam Jansen, and more will all be making their debut very soon in intervention. What are some of your favorites?
Oh...and back the puppy for a second. We are looking for name suggestions. Please leave a suggestion for a name for our upcoming little Westie and your email address. One random person will win a $10 TPT gift card for commenting on my blog with a name suggestion that I love!
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