Friday, September 6, 2013

Five for Friday: Deer, Lizards, Freebie, and Mystery Bird!

So my day just started out weird...I drop my daughter off every morning at high school on my way to work. (It is the first year in over ten years that one of my birth children has not gone to school with me!) Her school and my school are really close together like 1/4 of a mile at the furthest. anyway, first we see two police cars and then a baby deer flailing around on the ground. It was obviously hit by a car. Now I'm not a big fan of deer. They eat my flowers and shrubs. They carry ticks. They have taken over my backyard and NOTHING grows there except digitalis. Seeing that baby laying on the ground, hurt, brought tears to my eyes. Traffic is moving really slow. We are pretty much stopped right in front of the deer and the police cars. POP! Yes, they shot that baby deer right in front of my sensitive baby girl and then laughed. Not such a good start to the day. Two blocks down we had to stop for fire trucks. Lots of fire trucks. There is a house fire and we can see firemen surrounding the house and smoke billowing through the air. We probably should have turned around and gone back to bed. A ten minute drive took me about thirty today.
This is a common scene in my backyard! I have to admit they are beautiful.
My baby girl likes them a lot and really doesn't like seeing any animals hurt.
 For the most part things did get better. We had a surprise guest that fit perfectly into our Treasure's reader. If you have Treasures then you probably know the story about David making friends with a lizard. Today we all make friends with a lizard. He was really cool...
These two are reading David's New Friends to our new friend, Ricco!

He is gorgeous. This Bearded Dragon will live to be 10 to 11 years of age. He will grow to be about 22 inches in length.
Two students had arms that were 22 inches long. Some were shorter and two were 23 inches! Nothing beats
hands on learning. When we observe and record data we are scientists!

This group of students tried making a new habitat for  Ricco! They loved it when he knocked over
the blocks. Watching him eat crickets was pretty amazing, too!
I've lost count of my 5 for Friday, so I'm just going to do five pictures! Partly cause I'm tired and I'm going to bed. Before I go you can click HERE for a game that is perfect for playing during those times when you have five minutes to fill. I'm not sure why my owlets love it so much, but they do! I changed it today to "Leaping Lizards" We have played the same game, but I've named it different things!! 

I'm going to leave you with one more picture. Four plus one more is five after all. This is a picture of the first bird that came to our bird feeder. If you don't know what kind of bird it is please click on the picture and you will go see who my BBB is! You'll know why I was so excited that this was the first of what I hope will be many birds! I hope you linked up with DoodleBugs...It's always a good time!


  1. Not a fun way to start the day. I'm glad it got better!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. So sad to hear about that baby deer and the actions of the police afterward. :( That bearded dragon is so cute! Wish I had enough guts to get a pet. I don't. I'm a chicken. :)
    Hope you had an amazing weekend!

  3. Yay for Chickadees! I am loving the dragon. We use Treasures here to...although, I don't follow it too closely. Thanks for sharing your fab 5!

    Chickadee Jubilee


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