We have been exploring the idea of family in 2nd Grade. Specifically, we have been discussing family members working together, caring for one another, as well as caring for the pets we love. Our 2nd Grade friends have enjoyed introducing their own pets or “wishful pets” to fellow classmates. They have written stories about what a day in the life of their pet is like, along with where they eat, sleep, exercise, and play. They have drawn pictures of their pet and built habitats out of recycled materials to house them.