Please join us as we welcome our first classroom pet. Buster the Betta fish. I strongly encouraged the boys to pick another name like Red Dragon, Fire Dragon or Betazoid but I was outvoted. We are studying life cycles in our science curriculum right now and originally my plan was to take the boys to the aquarium. After a nice chat with my husband he convinced me that we should get the boys a fish of their own.
1. We went to the pet store to pick out a fish. The boys really wanted a Goldfish but when I asked the store attendant about the life span of Goldfish. Lets just say that I did not feel a Goldfish was the right choice for our first fish.
2. The fish is paid for and ours to take home. Christopher almost killed the fish before we left the store by throwing the cup in bag along with the other fish supplies. The cashier witnessed this and notified me of their 14 day guarantee. “If anything happens you can come back and we will replace your fish” she said. She must have seen the look of fear on my face.
3. We got Buster home and set up his bowl.
4. Found the perfect spot for him in the classroom. The boys love observing him and watching him eat his food. He has only been with us four days and we have had countless fights over who is going to feed him. Perhaps I need a Buster Betta feeding chart so each boy can alternate feeding him. Just in case you weren’t sure everything, chores included must be divided evenly or else there will be hell to pay. Ahh yes, motherhood in all its glory!
5&6. There he is Buster the Betta, welcome home.