Ms. Rachel here from Ms. Rachel's Room. I'm a special education teacher from Michigan. I teach a moderately cognitively impaired classroom for a range of students aged 12-26. This year we received a guinea pig from Pet's in the Classroom. What a great program!
Here is sweet, sweet Gina!
She was named by my students. I believe the name came from Sesame Street. Gina has been a great addition to my classroom. We are learning so much about caring for someone (or something) else, responsibility and all sorts of great things!
(she was feeling photogenic)
One thing I have found to be an amazing part of having a pet in the classroom is how comfortable my students feel with it! I have students who have been through some extremely tough stuff and they really LOVE Gina. They love to hold her and just pet her, I feel as it helps calm them down and gives them a sort of therapy, I feel like I'm rambling, do you know what I mean when I say all that?
I hope you enjoyed meeting Gina! Come visit my blog, I'll be sharing soon about we take care of Gina!