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Vertebrate Review and a Visit from Critter Guy

After spending the Fall studying the five types of vertebrates, we like to review what we have learned.

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This is a very fun work!  The children categorize the animals in the basket under the proper categories.  They have fun working

together to make sure there are five animals in each category.

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Reptiles and mammals are the tricky ones!  A fish almost always looks like another fish and birds look similar too.

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We then schedule a visit from our friend Paul, the Critter Guy!

He brings as many animals as he can!  This year, we didn’t have birds or a fish but three other categories were well represented!

We began with Woody, the tree frog!

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A snake is always a hit!  We have had several different ones over the years.

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This reptile was a new visitor for us.  He was REALLY slow!  He was a Fat Tail Gecko!

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The Blue-Tongued Skink is always fun and entertaining!  He really does have a blue tongue!

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Mammals!  We seem to enjoy the fellow mammals the most.  First up was a mouse!

She left many “presents!”  The children thought this was really funny!

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Then, our chinchilla friend.  The softest animal ever!

But the BIG hit this year was a European Hare.  This guy is so cute and cuddly!

He likes to be held and rocked like a baby!

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The children were gentle with all of the animals but especially this guy!

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Almost everyone held and rocked him.

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We had so much fun with the Critter Guy!
Thanks again to Paul for coming!  We will see you next year!