One of the teachers at our school has had a stroke. Please pray for her. It happened over the weekend. The good news is that she is doing well, and with therapy will have a full recovery. The bad news is that she won’t be able to teach for a while.

She is the critter person at our school. Her room is full of life. She has frogs and fish and rodents and lots of plants. In her absence, we have all volunteered to care for her creatures. I got George. George is a gerbil. I took him into my classroom yesterday. He’s all set up in a fifteen gallon aquarium.

I have been reading up on gerbil care. I think I want to get some more supplies, and based on what I’m reading, I may get another gerbil. Most of the literature says gerbils need companionship. If I’m going to have him for a while, I will feel bad if he’s all alone.

I gave him a grape yesterday.  He only ate a little bit.

I gave him a grape yesterday. He only ate a little bit.

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6 Responses to George

  1. Carol says:

    [Oh, no – grade 2 by any chance? I pray now and will continue.]

    Brought a pair of gerbils with me from Chicago when I first moved back home here in ’83 – they were great entertainment for the then-feline cohabitants (had a metal grating over the top, so kitty would sit on their “roof” and peer down like a vulture – I’m sure it did wonders for their nerves) They are fairly low maintenance, as I recall, and if he’s in your classroom he’ll have plenty of company during the day – and peace & quiet when they all leave. George should be fine. No worries there.

    Enjoying opening meetings yet? We were talked at for 4 hours straight yesterday (no, I fib – 7 minute break between 10:28 and 10:35. Not making that up.) but then got to work in our rooms after “lunch on your own”, so there’s that. My new space is fairly well decorated now – all I need is the ability to use my laptop on campus again, and I’m good. [That’s another long, painful tale for another time.] This weekend it seems will be “all hands on deck” as ServicePro returns furniture from the PODs out back to the 6 classrooms that were damaged by the flood after that water pipe broke in the back of the bio room. Per insurance requirements, we cannot fetch the materials any earlier – they have to do it. They can only do it Saturday. Yup – another smooth roll out to a new school year. Don’t think we’d know how to act if there weren’t something like this hanging over us.

    • Brad says:

      Yes, second grade. We’ve had a few meetings. They’ve been productive and enjoyable. Sheesh! Your last few days have been crazy! I hope no other snags arise for you. Happy Wednesday!

  2. Lauren says:

    I am praying for your teacher, and am thankful that she will recover. Saying a prayer for you, too, Carol! Yikes!

    Thank you for looking out for George, and for making sure he will have a comfortable habitat. (We have a single guinea pig at school – the other one died. Her cage is clean, but small, and I always think of it as a prison cell with a life sentence. Sorry, Brownie.)

  3. Elaine Royuk says:

    So glad you are experiencing a rodent. I was one of those Moms who would not let a rodent in our house. And, you always wanted one.?!

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