On October 7, the Small Animal Science class took a field trip to the Hogle Zoo. They had to find the animals they were studying in class.
According to Grace Brand, an eighth grader in the class, they had to find the animal’s habitat, eating habits, and whether or not they live in a pack. Some of the animals that the students did were the Texas Tortoise, the Grey Wolf, the Harbor Seal, and the Golden Lion Temeranian.
Small Animal Science has learned about dogs, large cats, and now horses, according to Aspen Stewart, an eighth grader who went on the trip. According to Dianna Munoz, an eighth grader, the class learns how to take care of animals and how they are useful. According to Grace Brand, they bring live animals into the classroom. They have seen a dog and a student's pigeons. Emma Gibb, an eighth grader, said, “We have a couple of class pets. There is one on every table… There is a turtle, a fish, and two hamsters.” According to Leah Davis, an eighth grader, her favorite part of the class was the big cat research, where they learned about lions and tigers.
According to Leah Davis, Mrs. Thomas is really chill and funny. Dianna Munoz said, “She's really good at explaining.” According Aspen Stewart, she controls the class, and does not talk forever. According to Mr. Rowley, the assistant principal, she is enthusiastic about her students and her subject.
According to Emma Gibb, you should join Small Animal Science if you like working with animals. “You should take this class if you want to be a vet or a marine,” said Grace Brand.
Mr. Rowley said, “It is a fun class that falls close to many student’s interests.”