Weekly Newsletter

This Week’s Theme – Pets

February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day. This day is all about showing appreciation and affection for the pets in our lives, whether they are dogs, cats, birds, fish, or any other type of animal companion. People all over the world celebrate this day by spending extra time with their pets, giving them special treats, taking them for walks or playtime, or simply cuddling and showing them some extra love. National Love Your Pet Day is a great reminder of the important role that pets play in our lives, providing companionship, comfort, and endless entertainment. It’s also a time to raise awareness about pet adoption and responsible pet ownership, and to support animal welfare organizations that work to improve the lives of pets everywhere.

Puzzle of the Week – Pets!


Quote of the Week

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that counts.”

– Mark Twain

Book Recommendation

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. This book has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and has been a bestseller for decades, and for good reason.

In the book, Covey outlines seven habits that can help people become more effective in their personal and professional lives. These habits include things like being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, and seeking to understand others before seeking to be understood.

The book is full of practical advice and insights that can help readers develop stronger relationships, be more productive, and achieve their goals. It’s a classic for a reason, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to grow and develop in their personal and professional lives.

This quote by Abraham Lincoln highlights Lincoln’s belief that true character is revealed not in moments of ease or comfort, but in times of challenge and adversity. Throughout the book, Goodwin illustrates how Lincoln’s own character was tested and how he used his power to bring about change, both for himself and for the nation. This quote continues to inspire people to reflect on their own character and to use their power for the greater good.

A great quote from the book is “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

This quote is all about the importance of listening and understanding others before trying to communicate your own thoughts and ideas. By taking the time to really listen and understand someone else’s perspective, you can build stronger relationships, reduce conflicts, and work more effectively towards common goals.

Suggested Activity

One fun classroom activity related to pets could be to have students create a “pet profile” for an animal they love.

Here’s how it could work:

  1. Ask each student to choose a pet that they have or have had in the past, or an animal they would like to have as a pet in the future.
  2. Provide a template for a “pet profile” that includes basic information like the pet’s name, breed (if applicable), age, gender, and a photo. You can find or create your own template or use an online one.
  3. Have the students fill in additional details about their pet, such as their personality, likes and dislikes, favorite toys or treats, and any special skills or tricks they can do. Encourage the students to be creative and use descriptive language to bring their pet to life on paper.
  4. Once the pet profiles are complete, have each student share their profile with the class. This can be done as a presentation or by hanging the profiles around the room for others to read.
  5. Finally, you can wrap up the activity by having a class discussion about the different pets and what we can learn from them. For example, students might talk about how pets teach us about responsibility, loyalty, and unconditional love.

This activity is not only fun and engaging, but also helps to develop important skills like descriptive writing, public speaking, and empathy.

Dad Joke of the Week

Q: What kind of dog doesn’t bark?
A: A hushpuppy!

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