Class Pet??

Hi everyone!!! I hope you had a great weekend! So, as I was home with family, I started thinking about having a class pet this coming year. (crazy??) I've never had one before, but I'd really like to use it for lessons, jobs, etc. I looked on PetSmarts website, and they have a whole section on class pets and level of experience for the teachers to know which ones are easiest!! It's so nice!
So has anyone had a pet fish in their classroom before?? I think that is what I'm leaning toward! 
Beta fish, glo fish, tropical fish?? 
beta fish
glo fish
tropical fish
If you have any advice or suggestions, please let me know!! We are on a balanced calendar so we go back to school July 29th so I still have some weeks, but I'm really trying to get certain things in order now so I don't have to spend time doing it right before! :) 

Thanks so much for any help!!!! What we do for our students! :) 


  1. I had stick bugs this year....they all ended up dying after a few months though! I blogged about when we got them:

    I really want a chameleon next year, but I am not sure about the care so I will be curious if anyone else has experience with lizards in the classroom.

    Teaching in the Tongass

    1. Thank you for the info! I'm definitely going to check out your post on your stickbugs. I thought fish may be pretty low maintenance especially since I have never had a class pet yet. hah :) I'm super excited about it, though!! Can't wait to hear what you end up getting!

      Nicole :)

  2. :) I'm really excited; however, I get a little nervous when I'm going to have to transfer the fish in the net!! haha One bounced out before when I was helping my sister with her county fair fish! Of course, then it's going crazy because it's a fish out of water! hah :) I'll be updating as I get things started in a few weeks!

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