A pet turtle is a new addition to the art room this year. A “naming contest” was initiated at the start of the school year. A few hundred name suggestions where crammed into a box by K-4th grade students. Their where many creative names that where given to the turtle. Some of the more creative names include: Art Man, Shelldon, Swimmerson, and Mr. Proctor Jr. From all the names given I chose Emma Dykrop’s suggestion of Mr. Puddles. Here is Emma Dyrkop from Mrs. Tibben’s 4th grade classroom receiving her certificate of naming. Mr. Puddles is a 2-year old male red-eared slider that enjoys taking long swims by the beach and eating an occasional rock or two.