This week for PYP we are inquiring about families and how they shape who we are. One of the students learning experiences today was to indicate how many of each family member lives in their home. After looking at one of my students profiles, I noticed that she indicated that there were 6 pets in her home. I asked her to explain, for which she unemotionally answered, “I have 1 cat and another cat, 2 fish, a bird and a tiger.” So imagine the look on my face as I asked her to repeat that last part. She then repeated it and said, “yes, a baby tiger!”
Apparently many families here in Qatar purchase wild animals as pets, so much that Dohanews came out, in 2015, with a warning against keeping baboons as pets. This came after several reports of increasing number of attacks by baboons on people.
I hope we won’t be expected to have a bring your pet to school day.