Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March Madness from a Dog's Perspective

Hey there! It's me, Zeke. Everyone seems to be pretty excited about basketball these days. I have to admit that I like tennis balls much better than basketballs. Have you ever tried to fetch a basketball? It isn't easy. Anyway, I'd like to share my picks for the final four this year. Here are my choices, based on how much I would like to play with the mascots. For the West, I am going with with the Butler Bulldogs. One of my best friends from puppy class, Gracie, is a bulldog. I have to stand by her team. On that same note, I'm choosing Georgetown for the Midwest as they also have a bulldog. Both of these bulldog teams are making me wonder why no NCAA teams have Labs for mascots. I don't get it. I would make a great mascot! Anyway, for the East, I'm going with the Washington Huskies, of course. Does number 11 mean anything to me? No. I'm a dog. I like Huskies. Mommy bought me a new Husky collar and I'm very proud of my team. Last, for the South, I'm picking the Baylor Bears. I've never played with a bear, but since my nickname is Zekie Bear, I'm guessing it must be a good team. Well, that's all for now. Happy March Madness everyone!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr. Seuss Day

Today was Dr. Seuss' birthday, also known as Read Across America Day. It has become quite a special day in the elementary school world. The kids got to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to school. We read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and The Cat in the Hat. As part of a grant from Page Ahead, each student at the school got to choose and take home their own book. This is such a big deal for my students, who normally wouldn't be able to afford a new book. We even made Cat in the Hat paper cut-outs. It was a fun day... one of those days where I love my job. The kids were so cute in their pajamas. They are at the age where they are so excited about learning to read and it was great to have a whole day devoted to just that.