Mrs Bucheler arrived at Animates in the vans with the second group of students. They were very excited to arrive at the pet shop.
One of the first animals they looked at were the fish. They were all along one wall of the store. The aquariums were rectangles in shape. They all had lovely clean, clear water in them. The tanks had plants and other decorations in them. we could see stones, branches, castles and other interesting objects for the fish to swim around, over and into.
Next they looked at the mammals. there were mice, rats, guinea pigs and a cat too.
Soon they started to collect their paper and special pencils so they could sketch the animals in the store. Most people sketched several of the animals.
Everyone had a great time drawing the body parts of the animals. We sketched legs, heads, eyes, noses, ears, whiskers, tails and fur or scales.
Then the whole group lined up with their buddy and walked back to school. They made good time and were back before lunch time ended! What a lovely sunny day to go on a trip and walk back to school…….fantastic!