Tommy had the idea of getting a class pet. So we decided to get a class pet. We got into groups and researched different kinds of pets. We presented our slide shows about the pets. We had a little class vote. We went behind a box and wrote our 3 top choices. Mrs. Magnusson announced our final vote ~ a guinea pig would be the perfect pet for our class!
We skyped Mr. Mill's Grade 5 class at Dr. George Johnson School to get more information. We skyped his class because they have a guinea pig. After all of that we figured out our budget. Then we thought of fundraising ideas. We did a cookie and lemonade sale during student conferences. We even baked some of the cookies! We raised $170!!! Mrs. Magnusson bought everything that our guinea pig would need - a cage, food and toys. We were ready for our new pet to arrive......
On Monday, we got our new guinea pig! We all voted for a name. It turned out to be Pepe le Pew!!! Everyone loved it! Mrs. Magnusson showed us how to set up the cage. We used Alpine wood shavings for the floor. Everyone loves Pepe le Pew! She bit a few people already. Not me, though! It is a blast having Pepe AKA Pepe le Pew. Let's hope she comes out of her little igloo if you come to visit!
We skyped with the Grade 5s in Mr. Mills' class at Dr. George Johnson Middle School
Creating a Budget
Cookie and Lemonade Sale
The new cage is patiently waiting for our new pet....