My students are curious, determined young people who come to school each day excited to learn all they can. They love to be the captains of their own learning, and they dive deep into hands-on projects with enthusiasm.
They are brilliant mathematicians, readers, scientists, writers, and scholars.
As fifth graders, they know that younger students view them as the leaders of the school. They do their best to model safe, responsible, and respectful behavior - the three pillars of our school community. Every day is a joyful learning adventure in our classroom!
Our two classroom gerbils, Brownie and Marshmallow, are integral members of our classroom community. My students bear the responsibility of caring for these sweet critters, and will transition into becoming the primary caretakers for Brownie and Marshmallow over the first several weeks of the school year.
Classroom pets teach students compassion and kindness.
Classroom pets are especially important for those students who are not able to keep pets at home. Exposure to classroom pets show kids that their actions matter and that every creature deserves to be treated kindly and gently. Since my students are in charge of the gerbils' care, they will need the food and bedding to fulfill the basic needs of the gerbils over the course of the school year. The new habitat will give our gerbils more space to explore, and students love watching the gerbils as they scurry through tubes and run on an exercise wheel!
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