Friday, April 3, 2015

Gilbert!!! (by Sara)

In March, after a discussion our class decided to get a fish. We were hoping to get the fish that Monday but we realized we never asked our principal Ms. Mendonsa. In the afternoon we saw Ms. Mendonsa in the library and asked her if we could get a fish. She said she thought it was a great idea to get a class fish.

The next Monday we were hoping to see the fish but Ms. Scott said that she could write a persuasive letter to Petco to get a free tank, heater, and filter and also a coupon for a fish for free instead. We asked Ms. Scott what kind of fish we were getting and she said either a betta or a goldfish.

On Monday we finally got to see the fish and its amazing tank and all the cool things Ms. Scott bought with her own money for the tank. It took a while to name our betta fish because there were a lot of wonderful names like Cookie, Bubbles, Clyde, Jewel, Mr. Hercules Devil, Finn, Gilbert, and King. Eventually the class decided to name him Gilbert.

He is super colorful and seems to think swimming under the filter is a game. He blends in with all the colorful plants that Ms. Scott bought for him. I hope he is happy in his new home!