It was a peaceful Monday morning. Kiddos were milling about getting set up for the week. I was chatting with everyone about their weekends.
Then, the door swung open. And, there was an over 6 foot tall gentleman. That's not a Smart Cookie.
In one arm was a glass aquarium, in the other a crate filled with supplies.
Then, walked in the Smart Cookie with his/her bearded dragon lizard.
Woowee! Happy Monday! Now, I've got about 2 dozen cookies & a lizard. Yes!
We've been studying animal adaptations. Some kiddos had to present a project today in which they had to choose an animal...turn it into a superhero...its power had to be a physical or behavioral adaptation...then, create a skit with props about it.
A huge, stinky skunk puppet meandered in. A pipe cleaner, camouflaged creature too.
Then, a real live bearded dragon lizard. Complete with a setting (including McDonald's and lego men) for the cage. And, a cape! I did hear the dreaded words, "Ms. R will you help me put the cape him?" Don't worry, I pulled my big girl panties up and got that cape on Mr. Lizard.
The plot was the lizard used camouflage to overtake the criminal crickets (yes, there were a lot crickets in a cage too).
We had too much fun! They were all great and very unique.
Moral of the Story: Student A: "I just love third grade so much!"...then in a very contemplative whisper tone Did I say that right?! Me: Well, I certainly hope so. (Or, I'll just imagine he/she truly meant that.)