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Happy Holidays!

Posted by: | January 10, 2012 | 31 Comments |

Hi everyone

Team Waldock is on holidays until February 16th 2012. During that time we are all enjoying the warm weather and spending time with family and friends. We would like to have a class pet this year, but we are not sure what sort of pet would be best. We would really like some comments about class pets – any tips would be really welcome!

Thanks :)

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  1. By: Max on March 15, 2012 at 10:05 am      Reply

    Hi Mrs WalDock!

    I Think that our class pet should be a Duck or a Chicken, those pets are proberly not good for class pets bet they would be alot of fun!

    P.S. A Bird might be nice!

    From Max

  2. By: kaydsters on March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am      Reply

    Hello Mrs Waldock,
    I think we should have a frog or something like that because i like frog’s.


  3. By: Savannah on February 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm      Reply

    Hello Mrs Waldock
    I had a lovely holidays. I got quite sunburnt! How was your holidays?
    I would like to get a guinea pig because they are small, cute and easy to look after. We would need to get a small cage set up with some hay and a place to sleep. I think they would be a gret class pet!

  4. By: Emily on February 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm      Reply

    Hi mrs Waldock,
    My suggestion for a class pet are hermit crabs.They are small,easy to look after,and you can paint different colours on their shells. Whichever pet the class gets, we can organise a roster for feeding and water refilling.

  5. By: alastair on February 29, 2012 at 10:24 am      Reply

    hi Mrs Waldock,
    I think that we should have a dwarf rabbit for a class pet. They are small and are usually well behaved. They don’t need many accessories, so the wouldn’t be too expensive!!
    From Alastair

    • By: kethmi on March 1, 2012 at 10:02 am      Reply

      hi Alastair,
      Having a rabbit as a class pet would be great.
      I don’t know anything about dwarf rabbit but anyway, what colour do you like the rabbit to be?
      I think white would be great. Hope Mrs Woldock say “OK” of having a rabbit as a class pet.

      Kethmi :)

  6. By: kethmi on February 29, 2012 at 10:18 am      Reply

    i think a lizard would be a great class pet because it is easy to handle. it should be in a pretty big glass tank(without water) so it would have a lot of space. it will stay in the classroom all the time but at the end of the day we should refill the water and food.
    kethmi :)

  7. By: Alice on February 29, 2012 at 10:02 am      Reply

    Dear Mrs Waldock
    I hope you had a nice holiday.
    I have never had a class pet before but it is definitely a great idea. Here are some suggestions:
    1} A parrot
    2} A Guinea pig
    3} Another type of bird
    For a bird you would need a cage some bird seed and water. Birds are easy things to take care of and its not to much trouble.
    A Guinea pig is quite easy if you know what your need like a cage some water and some food almost the same stuff as a bird would need.
    I would like to know what you want Mrs waldock.
    Bye for now

    • By: Eloise on March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am      Reply

      Hi Alice
      A bird is also a very good suggestion.
      They would be easy to care for and would definately make a good class pet.
      Would you prefer a bird or a guinea pig though?

  8. By: Jess on February 29, 2012 at 9:57 am      Reply

    Dear Mrs Waldock and class,
    I have been thinking about a class pet,what about a pet fish,because fish are very easy to look after and they dont need much food either.
    It could live in the classroom and the class captaians could feed it every morning.

  9. By: Chalie on February 29, 2012 at 9:53 am      Reply

    Hi Mrs Waldock
    I think we should have two Rhino Beetales because they look cool.We would need a big fish bowl, food, rocks, sticks and grass. What do you think we should have?
    Cind regards Charlie

  10. By: jackson on February 29, 2012 at 9:27 am      Reply

    To Mrs Waldock
    I think we should get a Ferret becauseit can live in a cage and eat vegetable and chicken.It can run in a plastic ball and we can take turns feeding it.

    From Jackson

  11. By: Morgan on February 29, 2012 at 9:26 am      Reply

    Hi everyone,
    I think our class pet should be trained cat because they would a nice pet to have. I am against dogs because I have a phobia.



  12. By: Eloise on February 29, 2012 at 9:23 am      Reply

    Hi Mrs Waldock and class
    How were your holidays?
    I looked up some ideas for a class pet on the internet and a popular one was a guinea pig or hamster. I have guinea pigs at home so I know they make great pets.
    You can get special pens that are made to go inside so we could keep it in one of those.
    What do you think?

  13. By: Millie on February 29, 2012 at 8:55 am      Reply

    Hey Mrs Waldock,

    I think we should get a mini labrodoodle!
    I had one of the best holidays ever!

    kind regards,


  14. By: Jacques on February 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm      Reply

    Hi Team Waldock

    I really think we need a class pet but only a small one like a lizardor a frog of some sort. But we also need a cage and food.

    regards Jacques

  15. By: Angus on February 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm      Reply

    Hi Everyone,

    I think a good class pet would be a hamster because hamster’s are neat and friendly.

    Our class could roster for when people take it home and our class could put a hamster wheel in it’s cage so it would get exercise.


  16. By: Avril on February 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm      Reply

    hi mrs waldock,

    i would love to have mice for our class pets. We could have a class list and one person could take them home every weekend,we could have 2 or3. they would be easy to take home and they are small and clean.

    thanks Avril

  17. By: James on February 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm      Reply

    Hi Team Waldock,
    I think a giant stick insect, because it is small and would be easy to look after.
    You also would not need much food because they are only small,
    you also would not need a big cage.

    regards James

  18. By: jacob 1 on February 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm      Reply

    Hi Mrs Waldock,
    For a class pet I think we should have a cat.
    It could live in the office during recess and lunch and when everyone comes in side we can close the doors and let the cat out of the office.
    At the end of the day somebody can take it home

  19. By: Megan on February 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm      Reply

    Hello Mrs Waldock,
    I think it is a great idea to have a class pet and I haven’t had a class pet before, or at least one that is not a toy. I would like to have a class hermit crab. They are easy to look after and they are very cute. Some one could take it home on a weekend. I have had hermit crabs and I know they are a fun pet to have. They need a tank, food and water, pebbles and a small narrow log or rock. Thank-you.
    From Megan.

    • By: Mrs S on February 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm      Reply

      Hi Megan

      How long did your hermit crabs live? You have definitely shared lots of great information about what the class would need to care for hermit crabs as pets. Where did yours come from?


      Mrs S

      • By: Megan on February 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm      Reply

        Dear Mrs Smith,
        I have had quite a few hermit crabs, and they live best in a warm place. It does depend how long they live (the biggest ones most likely to last longer, but a medium one may last for about a year or more. The only thing you need to know is that they are a bit noctornal, so if a hermit crab doesn’t move for the whole morning, there is no reason to be alarmed. My hermit crabs came from a pet shop in Eastlands, but you can get them from many more places.

      • By: Megan on March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am      Reply

        I just checked, and they can live up to 3 to 5 years.
        from Megan

        • By: Mrs S on March 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm      Reply

          Thanks for checking about the life span of a hermit crab, Megan. I am glad you reassured me about their nocturnal habits as it would be a bit concerning if they didn’t move all day. Maybe being nocturnal would make them a less likely class pet because the class would not see them at their best. What do you think?

          Mrs S

  20. By: ♥Aisy♥ on February 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm      Reply

    Hi Mrs Waldock,
    I would like to get a parrot or a rabbit.
    If we got a bunny I think it should be a breed that will always stay small.
    If we get a parrot it would be good to get a baby so we can teach it to talk!

    • By: Mrs S on February 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm      Reply

      Hi Aisy

      Have to asked Ms H about their class bird? She may have some suggestions about which birds make the best class pets.


      Mrs S

  21. By: Erica on February 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm      Reply

    Hi Team Waldock,
    I had a great, hot holidays at the beach.
    I’m not really sure what the class pet should be, but I think that The Giant Litter Bug that Mrs S mentioned sound like a lot of fun.I don’t know how we would look after it but, mabey it could live in a tub or container?
    Maybe to help us learn more about it we could do a projet on it?
    From your classmate,

    • By: Mrs S on February 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm      Reply

      Hi Erica

      The link in my first comment has some information about keeping insects as class pets. Have you had time to click on the link and see if they have any suggestion for a Giant Litter bug home? Do you have any pets at your house?


      Mrs S

  22. By: ♥Aisy♥ on January 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm      Reply

    Hi Mrs Waldock,
    How have your holidays been so far?
    I cant wait to come back to school and see you and all my friends!
    I also cant wait to see what things we will be doing this year, your art activties are always awesome!!!
    I have never had a class pet before (unless you count silk worms in grade 2) this year is going to be sooo different!!!!!

  23. By: Mrs S on January 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm      Reply

    Hi Mrs W

    Are thinking of a real live class pet or one for your blog or perhaps both?

    Would love to have a Giant Litter Bug as a class pet. Have you seen them?

    Hope you are enjoying your holiday.


    Mrs S

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