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Miss Dunsiger’s Class — Guinea Pig Visit Information

October 11, 2009

Miss Dunsiger’s class would like to welcome our newest member: Chocolate Alvin Cherry, our pet guinea pig!

I am excited to let you know that Chocolate the guinea pig can begin his weekend visits on Friday, October 16th. Any parent that would like the guinea pig for a weekend visit can definitely have this opportunity.

Here is some important information about the visits and about the guinea pig:

1. The guinea pig needs to be picked up by an adult from my classroom by 4:30 on the Friday night of the weekend visit.

2. The guinea pig needs to be returned on Monday morning before school starts (anytime between 6:30 am and 9:00 am). The guinea pig can also be returned to my classroom.

3. The parent that let us “borrow” this class pet will provide you with some food to begin your weekend visit. She will also provide a list of some foods that the guinea pig likes, including spinach and carrots. Please feed the guinea pig regularly.

4. Borrowing this class pet is a great opportunity to help your child become even more responsible, but a pet is still a big responsibility. Please help your child feed the guinea pig and clean the cage too.

5. Like all pets, a guinea pig needs to be handled with care. I will be modelling in class how to gently touch the guinea pig, as if the guinea pig gets scared, it may bite. Thank you for reinforcing this need to be gentle at home too!

Here is the link to a full-year calendar. Please look at the calendar and indicate in an e-mail (aviva.dunsiger@hwdsb.on.ca) five possible weekend dates that you could take the guinea pig for a visit. I will take all of the e-mails that I receive and start scheduling visits on Monday, October 12th. I will then e-mail you and let you know about the visit dates. All interested parents will receive one visit date first before additional visit dates are arranged.

If you have any questions, please just let me know (aviva.dunsiger@hwdsb.on.ca). Thank you for your help with our new special pet!

Aviva

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