Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Meet SOME of the Goldfish!
I hope that you have had a chance to read your whole newsletter by now and will plan on writing to me soon! I always like to read what my students have to say in their letters and it's a great way to start getting to know you a little bit. If you are reading this blog, please leave a message before you navigate away from this page. There is a way to do it "anonymously" so that no one can see your e-mail address if you want to remain private. Ask your parents to help!
In the newsletter, I wrote about the goldfish. When you arrive for the first day of school you will see an empty aquarium because the fish are still in the water garden. I thought you would like to see a picture of some of the adults in their summer home. You can click on the photo showing all four fish to make it larger and easier to view. If you look at them from left to right, they are Samson (the biggest orange fish), Bob (the smallest orange fish), Stripe (the orange and white fish with more orange), and Spot (the orange and white fish with more white).
This summer when I brought these fish home and placed them in the water, I had a big surprise! There was already a fish there! Apparently, last summer, there were baby fish born and I didn't see them in the fall when I was taking them all out and bringing them in for the winter! (One of the reasons I wasn't able to see them is that when they are little, the fish are a silvery greenish brown color so they blend in with the pond.)
Can you imagine how surprised I was? WOW! Well, this little fish is now changing color and will be mostly, if not all, orange like Bob. I named the new fish Poseidon because I think he must be very powerful to have survived the winter outdoors in very little water that I thought was frozen all the way to the bottom!
See you soon,