Sophie is our classroom bunny. She loves the attention the children give her. She is very curious. Hopping around the room to visit her friends is one
of her favorite activities. If she isn't being given enough attention she will let us know by tossing her bell bunny to make
a little noise. The children are encouraged to bring her snacks from home. Her favorites are carrots,
bananas and other fruits, leaf lettuce and bunny treats from the pet store.
Digger is our class take-home pet. The children
can invite him home for weekends and holidays. As a Hermit Crab he is easy to care for and the children love playing with him. Just remember
to keep you hand flat so he won't pinch. If he does grab ahold he will let go if you run cold water over him.
He also likes snacks from home. His favorites are lettuce, grapes and apples. While visiting his friends at home he'll crawl along mazes
built by the children or enjoy a block house built especially for him. Don't leave Barbie in charge of watching him though.
On one home visit she wasn't a very reliable babysitter!
The Fish Family
The Fish Family is a permanent part of
the science center. There are several different types of fish in our tank. The tank adds a calming effect to our
classroom with the quiet sound of moving water. As the children observe the fish they can write their observations
in our Science Log. Children are always on the look out to see if there are any babies swimming about.
Rocky is our newest classroom pet. He is a red eared slider
and lives in the water. We adopted him when his owner, Delphine, moved back to Belguim. We will make sure Rocky enjoys
his stay in our classroom.