I would like to introduce you to our new class pet, Snowbell. Snowbell is a teddy bear hamster. She just came to our classroom today and already, she's been a huge hit! Our class spent today talking about how the voting process works and even got a little taste of the democratic process when we chose Snowbell's name.
Usually, hamsters are nocturnal and sleep most of the day, but it was a big day for Snowbell. She was awake and being very silly almost all day. She's a little joker who (as you can see in the picture) loves to scale the walls of her cage like a tiny super-hamster! Even though she has a lot of energy, she is very sweet and loved being gently pet by the students in our classroom.
As the year goes on we'll be talking about the responsibility of taking care of small animals as well as what animals need to survive. I think she will be a great addition to our classroom!