Thursday, December 8, 2011

Meet Gina - the guinea pig!!!

Hi Everyone!

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!



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