Saturday, June 12, 2010

A New Addition??

No, folks, I am not pregnant, so just go ahead and get that idea out of your little heads... :)

BUT... we have been talking for a while about getting a PUPPY! And... yesterday we found her. She is not ours just yet...she's not available until Monday, but you can bet your sweet bottom that I will be the first one in line when they open to claim her as a POWER! :)

She is the sweetest thing EVER. No joke. She was in a cage with about 3 other dogs, who were all rowdy and play biting and all, but she just sat over in th
e little corner squished between the doggie bed and the fence. Her little tail was tucked so far between her legs, and she was trembling. I went over to pick her up, and she just snuggled right into the crook of my neck and didn't even move at all. It was definitely love at first sight - and for BOTH of us! Can you believe it?? :) I thought she would be too small for Aaron's taste, but he was the one that said she was perfect! We took her back to the Puppy Room to play with her for a few minutes, and she slowly became less frightened. She really seemed to like both of us - so snugly!!! She really just wanted to be close to one of us the whole time we were in there. She would investigate the room for about a minute, and make her way right back over to whoever was closest at that point. AND.... she didn't make a PEEP - even ONCE - the whole time we were there... definitely not a barker! :)

She is a 6 lb. Black, Brown, and White Chiuauah/Dachshund Mix, and is ADORABLE!!!! She's only about 6 months old. Here are a couple of little pics of her. We are trying to not get our hopes up for her, because there's always a chance that her owners might claim her or that someone else (please no, please no...) will also come to adopt her... If that happens, then they will just draw names from a hat... If that is the case, I don't have the same "luck" as Jeff does, so let's just hope it doesn't come to that... Oh, and as you can tell, I have definitely failed the "not getting my hopes up" part... :/ Praying that she is supposed to be ours!!! We love her already!!!

How much are you totally in love with her?! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bonus Laugh

okay, first of all, I promise to get back on track with regular posts after this week is over (and SCHOOL is over! haha... weird!), but until then, I thought I'd share with you another story from the classroom.
This week is Finals Week for our Middle Schoolers. On their exam, I gave them a bonus question (which is so silly, I'm basically BEGGING them to get 3 extra points on their test...) was this: "What is your favorite new thing (OR the most memorable new thing) that you learned all year long in Mrs. Power's class?"
I would like to share with you the response that I got from the same child (8th grader) you are already familiar with due to his Blog Debut in A Day in the Life of a Middle School Teacher a few weeks ago. His response was this (his spelling, and all...):

"1. When MRs. Power steped in the talent show
2. When my phone ranged in MRs. Power's class
3. How easy Reading has gotten for me in MRs. Power's class"

It's hard to stay irritated at him for not really answering the question at all (and it was SO EASY!!!!) when he includes his #3, right?! I mean, who can blame me for going ahead and giving him those points??

:) Love, Mrs. Power - The almost not still a first year teacher - ;)
(i know that's probably grammatically atrocious, but let's just be thankful that I'm a READING teacher, and not a grammar teacher...)