Did you have a class pet? Pete Springer was inspired by my archive blog, shared by Sally Cronin on Monday, to write about his teaching years. There is a picture of the most adorable rat who English readers will recognise as Roland Rat!
I recently enjoyed reading writer Janet Gogerty’s entertaining post entitled Llamas and Labradoodles on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Blog Magazine. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-potluck-writerspets-llamas-and-labradoodles-2017-by-janet-gogerty/
thoughts got me thinking about my own experiences with animals when I was an
elementary teacher in California. Many
years my students had the joy of caring for animals in our classroom. (I taught thirty-one years in grades 2-6.)
I was rummaging around in the garage the other day (anything to distract me from my current project of painting the interior of the house) and came across the twin-level cage that was the home for many of the rats we raised. It is now rusty and showing wear, but at the time I felt like our rats had it pretty good—as good as rats can have it.
Not only was
it fun to have a class pet, but the…
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