Guinea Pigs Add Up by Margery CuylerIn bouncy, appealing rhyme, young readers are introduced to a classroom with a hairy problem-guinea pigs that keep adding and adding! From one lonely guinea pig to two to five and all the way up to twenty, the kids find that having a classroom pet is more than they bargained for. Finally, each student gets to take a guinea pig home, until they are left with zero. That is, until Mr. Gilbert brings in a rabbit with a growing belly . . . !
From master storyteller Margery Cuyler and with energetic illustrations from Tracey Campbell Pearson, Guinea Pigs Add Up is perfect for budding mathematicians-or anyone with a love for unruly animals.
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I love animals and a friend of a friend is trying to give away her guinea pigs because of a growing family and not enough time. I'm single with a dog and while I'm busy, my time is not as strained. I did talk with her and she offered me 2 guinea pigs, a bag of cedar chips, food for a month and a big cage.
10 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets
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I've had the pleasure of visiting the most inspiring classroom on a regular basis this year. A class where 5 or 6 children usually had guinea pigs on their laps or at their desk while they were doing their school work. If you are intrigued read on as I interview a teacher I greatly admire Janet Bathgate or Mrs. B as her class affectionately call her.
After five years of teaching and five years of great hesitation with this subject , this is my first year hosting a class pet in my 5th grade classroom.
i literally love being at home
Other Classroom Pet Considerations
Bringing My Guinea Pigs Home
For teachers interested in the lessons that a classroom pet can help teach, but wary of the responsibility involved, there are great alternatives. If you decide to acquire a permanent classroom pet, we encourage you to adopt rather than purchase an animal from a pet store. Adoption promotes the philosophy that animals are a lifelong commitment, rather than a disposable commodity. For guidelines on the life expectancies of classroom pets, see the list below. Regular maintenance includes keeping cages and tanks clean and providing fresh food and drinking water. Housing must allow each animal enough room to move around and to escape the attention of students and of other animals.
Guinea pigs might be the right choice for your classroom. Here are just a few of the things you should know before selecting a guinea pig. Guinea pigs need a clean and spacious habitat. Try to avoid any plastic or wire mesh that could hurt your pet or cause digestive problems — they chew constantly to help wear down their teeth. Instead, you should provide a small shelter and chew sticks along with food and water inside the cage.