R.I.P. Mina the Newt

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.

11 replies »

  1. AAAHHH, mina was my friend, she was sooooo adorable. I am so sorry for your loss. Please let mina rest in peace.

  2. poor Mina, i didn’t have a class with her but when i saw her, couldn’t take my eyes of her … even if i was supposed to be listening =o

  3. i feel really bad for Mina, she was a really great class pet. even though i’m not in HB Salk.
    i hope Mina’s very happy in Heaven!!!

  4. Mina was so cute, and she was a great newt. She really seamed to like all the people who entered HB SALK for social studies or hb.
    Let’s hope she rests happily in Newt Heaven, just like Anna said. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s devastating to loose a class pet….or any pet.
    Again, let Mina the Newt R.I.P in the always happy newt heaven, and we all feel sad and sorry.
    😦 😦 😦 (sad faces)

  5. Mina you will always be in HB salk. Even though I hardly or didn’t know you. You must have been an awesome class pet.

  6. she will not just be in hb salk, she will be in the hearts of everyone who has known her. R.I.P.

      • Thanks. I hope she rests in peace. She was only 2-3 years younger than me and I’m old so she must be must have been old as well. I’ve never met her but I wish I could of. And even if I never met her I hope she Rests in Peace and had a fantastic life…
        – Hailey 🙂

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