Think Before You Start - Discuss

What do you think a class pet could bring to your class that you might be missing?

What types of animals would make good class pets? Why?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. What animal would you love to have as a pet, and why?
  2. Do you think you should have a class pet at school or not, and why?
  3. How might having a class pet make your class better or worse?
  4. If you had a class pet in school, how would you propose you and your class look after it?

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Pet: a domestic animal people keep in their homes as a companion or for pleasure.

Responsibility: a job or task you are expected to do.

Be The Teacher -
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student’s and teacher’s alike need to make sure that the the school pet is well fed cleaned regularly and some one needs to take care of these during school holidays!

Stretch Yourself...

Write a short letter to persuade your class teacher to get a class pet. What should you get and why?

Go Create...

Create a pet plan for your school. Which pets would suit each year group? Where could those pets live? What care will each pet need?

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