01 March 2012


This week Nathan's class learned a little bit about pets and how we care for them.  Each day, he brought home projects and classwork about pets, including a paper bag puppet he had decorated to look like our cat Mabel, a cat mask, a picture of a guinea pig he colored to look like our little Poncha, and surprisingly today, a drawing of our pet snake, Checkers.  At first I didn't understand what the drawing was, so he explained, "It's Checkers.  Those are the rocks in his cage, and this is his water, and that's a mouse, and Checkers is killing the mouse."

In case you can't identify the mouse, here's a close-up.  Checkers is drawn as a simple, curling line.

Keeping pets really is an educational experience for everyone.  Pictured below is Checkers, our corn snake.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I don't think checkers is only the little circle, but the whole line including the extension down to the bottom of the picture. The artistic concept of hatching the tail suggests he started there or had some free time looking at Checkers and added the hatching.