Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Taking Care of our Pet

Hi Critter Friends!!!

If you don't remember me, Im Rachel from Ms. Rachel's Room.  I have a sweet guinea pig named Gina!
I teach in a special education classroom, and I know we all have rules about our pets, but mine are pretty specific, the first thing Im going to share with you guys is about Gina's food.  Guinea pigs LOVE fresh veggies and fruits but I wanted to make sure my kiddos got the idea!  This is also for anyone else who comes into the classroom and doesn't know about guinea pigs!  I made this on Word and then I blew it up on our poster-maker, laminated it and hung it up! The visual's are very helpful!

We also all have classroom jobs, but it addition to that, we also have a Gina "caregiver" that rotates weekly.  This is a pretty exciting job!  This person gets Gina's water, fills her timothy hay, fills her regular food, and helps with anything else that needs done!  It's pretty basic but this is what it looks like:
That's how we do a few things with Gina, not all of my students can do the caregiver job independently but they get help from myself of my staff.  Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. I love Gina's coloring! So cute.

    I'm jealous of being able to have a pet in your classroom. It would be great for my kids!


  2. I just recently received a Pets in the Classroom grant and I can't wait to get my guinea pig but I actually want 2 girls and I'm having a heck of a time finding 2 girls together. My local Petco told me they had 8 girls coming in today and when I stopped by after work, they only had one left! I'm so anxious to get my new baby girls. I can't stand it! :)
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching


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