If you thought that I was in charge of this classroom then you are mistaken. In our classroom we have a special friend named Escape. Escape is our class pet, and she is easily the most entertaining the the room. At the end of this post is a fun video of what Escape does when I let her run free in the room without students!
My first year of teaching my class was given the challenge of earning their class pet. For positive behavior they worked to fill a jar and each time they filled the jar they earned another piece to the puzzle that was Escape. First they earned the cage, then the food, supplies, and finally the actual guinea pig!
Escape has proved to be a valuable asset to the class. Not only is she cute, but she also helps to teach students responsibility. I honestly don't have to worry about much with her, I just make sure she has the food. Each week two different students are pet helpers, and they take care of the rest. students do everything, from cleaning the cage to feeding her daily. She also gets to go home with students on long weekends and breaks, another opportunity to show responsibility!
If you are ever interested in sending veggies or supplies, I certainly wouldn't be opposed!
Ever wondered what a guinea pig did when left on their own?