On 7/06/07, Angela wrote:
> Hello! I had a red eared slider for 5 years, but sold it
> to another teacher before I changed jobs. I loved it!!!
> That was with 2nd grade. Now, I will be teaching K. I
> want something that is different than the "typical" class
> pet like a guinea pig or fish. I thought about a
> hedgehog, but I am afraid of the spines. I would like
> something low maintenance and, from what I can tell, the
> best bet would be a beta, rat, or frogs. Any other
> suggestions???? THanks!
I'm a preK teacher and I've had good luck with gerbils. They
like to live in same sex pairs. I have 2 females now and
they are easy to care for and a lot of fun to watch.
In my experience with this age group, a beta fish is not
Also make sure that you don't get an animal that is
nocturnal (like a hamster) because they sleep when the
children are there.