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Thursday, February 16, 2012

V is for Visitors

We had an author visit today. And I'm not going to lie. He totally hooked me. He was hilarious!

You might've heard of him. His name is David Sargent and he writes stories about his precious dogs.  He is from Arkansas and has an adorable accent.

We've had the Tricky Dog Show at our school several and I absolutely love those dogs. 
But, this guy was better because his dogs did tricks AND I GOT TO HOLD ONE! I got to hold Tatum for the whole show! Well, after she was done with her part anyway. Someone HAD to wear the queen's crown!

Afterward my arms ached from holding Her Chubbiness for 30 minutes, but there was NO WAY I was letting someone else hold her. She was so sweet and kept laying her head on my shoulder to rest from all her 'hard work'.

The kids loved hearing about his dogs and even the older fourth and fifth graders were enthralled. The funniest part (to us teachers) was when David meant to say "version" and accidentally said "virgin". He turned bright red and was cracking himself up while trying to recover. The fifth graders' snickers didn't help any...

He writes such cute books, so go check out his website.  His dog Emma sounds a lot like mine.

For example, my dog:
Those are feathers and ripped up magazines you are seeing. This is before I got Penny her own dog to take care of.
 My favorite was that he could tell them to look at the camera and they'd turn their heads right to the cameras! I must teach my pups to do that! Right now, Paisley runs and hides when there is a camera.

I saw our second visitor of the day from afar. I was taking my darlings to lunch and spied our district's superintendent coming down the hall with our assistant principal! Nobody knew she was coming!

I quickly hid myself since I was using one of my "Wear Jeans for Free" coupons I had earned. Then I prayed she didn't feel the need to visit my classroom. I heard Ms. Super visited the first grade classes, though. Shew! Close call!

I prefer the dog visitors any day!

Have a happy Friday tomorrow! Any one else extremely thankful for the presidents that give us the day off? =)



  1. OMG - your dog pic cracked me up!
    And yeah, so lovin old Abe and George right now!
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  2. LOL about seeing Ms. Super...we heard she was around...

    LOVED the dogs today! Emma sounds like a trip! :)

  3. OH my gosh, my dog got into our trash tonight. I guess I need to get her a dog of her own too! :)
    Stories From Second

  4. You're so lucky you got to hold "Chubby". I'd be all over that, too:)
    Grade ONEderful

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  6. LOL...I love the comment on how you had to get her a dog of her own! :) We have two beagles and you're right...they have to look after each other! (and avoid the two cats who can be quite bullish).

    We are lucky...our Super is awesome and very approachable...knows almost everyone by first name! :) Of course, during her weekly visit on Thursday, my class was coming down the hallway five minutes late for lunch! Ouch! :( I saw the asst. principal glance at his watch :( So totally understand about ducking away! ;)