Leigha and the Triplets

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Seriously, do I get paid enough for this teaching job?

No!

First it was the uncontained, HUGE, crayfish that came crawling at me with their pincers raised. Now this....

Yes! That's a large black beetle. 12 of these lovely critters joined my classroom last Thursday. After I finish working with my crayfish, I get to compare and contrast them to the beetles! We were supposed to get snails, but I guess we were lucky?!


On a positive note, Snappy and Jr. are doing quite well. I had to make myself pick them up so that I could teach the kids how to do it properly. Yesterday I started putting them on the ground to let the kids observe them moving around free. Wonder how long it will take me to warm up to the beetles?

6 comments:

Joselle@WilliamsTriplets said...

Ewww gross! You are a brave woman. I probably would have quit right there on the spot when those bugs arrived. Ick!

Laraine said...

YUK....!!!!. I'm always telling my husband - if it has more than 2 legs and it's not a dog it better not be in this house. I HATE bugs and crawly things.. I'm with Joselle, I would have quit then and there. I'll stick with my computers - they don't crawl.

Tamara said...

Oh good lord! you are nuts! lol

Backpacking Dad said...

Gross.

That one is too dirty to eat.

Sally said...

Yuck!! Better you than me. :D

Pam said...

Well...if you ever need any reptiles, let me know....Andy breeds bearded dragons, and I have yet to warm up to them....

Now we have a 3 1/2 ft Savannah monitor, and 3 corn snakes...well actually 2 since one is loose in my house somewhere.

I will totally come live with your beetles if you can find a way to guarantee that I am not going to wake up one night with a 3 foot corn snake wrapped around me.

~Shivers!!