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Reptiles!

We recently studied our third type of vertebrate- the reptile!  Some characteristics of reptiles include:  They are covered in scales.  They breathe with lungs.

Most lay eggs.  Almost all are cold blooded.

The afternoon children took a field trip to the Great Lakes Zoological Society to check out more reptiles.  http://www.glzszoo.com/

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We were able to see many types of reptiles!  After our experience with the guide, we walked around the zoo and completed a scavenger hunt.

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The younger children were also able to experience a reptile when one of our students (and dad) brought in his pet snake Sly!  Sly happened to be molting and was slightly duller in appearance than normal but he was as good sport.  All of the children were able to take a close look but we didn’t touch him.  We were also able to match reptile cards and read many reptile books.