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Wordless Wednesday

Happy Hump Day everyone!

I'm sharing a picture for Wordless Wednesday today...  It isn't the best picture.  It was taken with a cell phone through a pane of glass.  

I got a hermit crab!  He is going to be my class pet when we finally get back into school.  I thought it would be a good idea to get him now and make sure I can keep him alive before I introduce him to children!  It's been 5 days and so far we are doing good.  

It's interesting learning the behaviour of different types of animals.  Herman (what else would you name a hermit crab) is nocturnal.  He spends his days buried and crawls about all night exploring.

I've created a Hermit Crab Class Pet unit which will be on TpT soon.  I'm going to make a leopard gecko one next as that's another animal I have.

Do you have a class pet?  Tell me about it in the comments!

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  1. Oh WoW!! - What an interesting class pet - where did you get him from and does he need salt water? Due to the allergies of children today class pets have almost disappeared from many schools. We do have chicks hatching once a year which are kept for two weeks and which all the children love and when I was little I got to take both the class hamster and the class gerbil home for the summer holidays and we also had a class guinea pig. I once found an abandoned kitten just before school started and brought that into school for the day (hiding it from the headmaster was a challenge). He found a home eventually with another teacher as unfortunately my cats did not want him to join their clan.
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    1. Our health inspector says all pets are okay as long as you wash your hands before and after handling. Hermit crabs do need salt water. They have a dish of fresh water and a dish of salt water. I am glad you found the kitty a home! That's something I would do too. :)

  2. That's a great class pet! Easy to maintain & they don't make a mess. I've had fish in the past but don't have a class pet this year. I always had a class job for someone to be the "vet" to help take care of the pet for that week. Kids loved that job!
    Learning at the Teacher Table

    1. Calling the kids "vets" is such a great idea!! Love it!

  3. We have frogs in our classroom.

  4. I totally do not have a class pet, but have a funny story about a close teaching friend who had a fish tank. In her first year of teaching, my friend inherited a fish tank in the classroom filled with multiple colorful fish. In early September, over a weekend, the fish tank malfunctioned and CAUGHT FIRE. Can you even imagine?!?! Your first full month of your first year of teaching and you CATCH YOUR ROOM ON FIRE!!!!! O-M-G. Have fun with Herman!! ;-)
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