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Monday, November 17, 2008

democracy in action...

Our hermit crab died a week ago. :(

So, we mourned and examined the dead body, which was highly interesting to my students. Don't worry, though, we examined it through a plastic bag and didn't actually touch it.

An appropriate amount of time has passed, so today we set up some voting booths and got to vote for a new pet. The question was:

Please circle the pet you would like our class to have. Circle only one.


The grand total -- (click on the image to see it larger)
Fish = 18 Hermit Crab = 4


I guess the Hermit Crab didn't make as much of an impression as I thought it did...


3 comments:

Jenn said...

My sister used to have a crab named Carl. He died. :(

Beta fish live forever, apparently, but you can only have one in a container at a time because they're highly eating of other fish including their own kind which I think is fishabilism.

I used to have three long finned goldfish, but when I left my last job, I left them in the care of my boss' 6 year old, who couldn't be parted from them.

Wow...I have a lot to say about fishes.

kirsten said...

Dear jenn,

You win my blog for today. ♥

Also, I'm sort of psyched about the whole fish idea. I haven't had a fish in the classroom in a while, and I think the kids are totally interested in a fish that will actually, y'know, move around more often...

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