We have two new pets in the Extended Day classroom! Lightning and Reindeer are two guinea pigs that were rescued from a local elementary school where my daughter teaches. Apparently an older woman with health issues was not able to properly care for them so they were dropped off at the school office. They are happy to have a new home at JBMA. We are learning as a class about proper care of guinea pigs. I think we have a pretty good handle on their diet - they eat an incredible amount of fresh vegetables and Timothy hay. I have a special pouch for them to be held in. Both Lightning and Reindeer seem to enjoy being brushed. Everyone loves the sweet cooing sounds they make when we arrive each day.
Occasionally we may be at other locations on campus when you pick up your child. A sign will always be posted on the Extended Day building door so you can easily find your child. We will bring the sign out book with us whenever we are away from the Extended Day building. Please make sure you sign out your child each day. Thank you!
We go out every day in the Extended Day program even if its just for 15 minutes of running time. Please make sure your child has the appropriate gear to remain comfortable in any type of weather. Hats and gloves on cold days make it much easier for your child to enjoy the outdoor time. Make sure you have labeled everything you send to school. Thank you.
This is Lightning
This is Reindeer.
Sweeping is an excellent large muscle building activity.
The class was very gentle while brushing Lightning.