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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Animals and pets

We are starting this term with learning about animals and being responsible pet owners. Yesterday at our ignition assembly the staff members shared resources, stories and videos about their pets. Miss Elia also shared her special friend with us who is Lily her dog. Lily is like our school dog. She is very friendly and the students love being around her. The students often ask to take Lily for a walk even after school when they are waiting for their parents to pick them up. 

Our class activity yesterday for Inquiry was to create a profile about a dog which is of interest to us. Some students created profiles about similar breeds to their own dogs and other students created profiles about dogs they wished they owned. 

Being a sensible pet owner is very important because pets are very special and they too have needs and wants. For example we learnt yesterday that Miss Elia takes Lily for walks everyday and that Lily is getting old now and is not as active as she used to be. 

Cruelty to animals is a crime in New Zealand and it should never happen. We are excited to start this short unit study about this very important topic. 

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