Today, Mina the newt passed away. I believe that I got her around the time that I started working at this school, so she was around 9 years old. She will be missed by many. She spent many years in the classroom and visited the homes of many students during vacations.
Homebase Salk has decided to bury her amidst the peace rock garden, their global citizenship project. I leave for Ukraine on Saturday, but if I can, I’ll post photos of Mina’s memorial after it’s set up tomorrow.
Mina — you were a good little newt and Innovation Academy will miss you.
UPDATE: As promised, here are a few photos of our Peace Garden and Mina’s grave. Thanks to Homebase Salk of 2011-2012 for a sweet goodbye to our friend.