Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Aliceacc, Dec 9, 2010.
Dec 11, 2010
I'm getting such a kick out of looking at all the Christmas avatars!!!!
I'm such a Christmas dork!!
Jan 1, 2011
Sadly, as you can see, Christmas is over.
Can I assume that you're all familiar with Perry the Platypus???
J loves that show Alice!! I think Perry is the best character on that show!
Perry the Platypus? Not at all...
Okay, I just looked him up. Hadn't heard of the guy.
I haven't heard of him either. I'll need to look him up.
So, I just changed my avatar to a picture of my cat (the poor one who is locked up right now. )
Love Perry the Platypus. I went back to my alter ego Wonder Woman.
I LOVE Perry the Platypus. I'm not so fond of the rest of the show, but I just adore the little blue guy.
Jan 2, 2011
Hadn't a clue about Perry till this very minute.
A platypus, eh? (I suppose it wouldn't have done at all to have him be a naked mole rat, or a meerkat, or...)
Actually, this picture is Perry's alter ego, Special Agent P.
The hat gives it away. That and the fact that he's standing upright.
Many of the other special agents are animals, but I don't think I've ever seen a naked (or clothed for that matter) mole rat.
My student (a 7th grade girl with a mental impairment) was studying about the animal kingdom. And it got me talking about platypus...es? no, platypi?
Anyway... I wrote a very short little book for her about the platypus (sometimes i have to do that so that I can differenciate and bring things to her reading level). Afterwards I had her make up a 4-square writing graphic organizer - and then write a paragraph about the platypus. So she has things in one square about how they are like mammals, one about how they are like birds, one about how they are like reptiles... and a "feeling statement" in the fourth square that she started out with, "A platypus freaks me out!"
Have her take a look at Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel.
Perry will give her a new respect for Platypi!!!
A quick Perry the Platypus primer:
So long to my Christmas avatar. My new avatar matches my philosophy that every student is a star in someone's eyes--they need to be one in ours as well.
I just noticed it, Mrs C-- I liked it even without the explanation.
Now I LOVE it!!
Love it, MrsC!!!
No, the naked mole rat is on Kim Possible!
(The plural should be platypuses. The name looks like Latin, but as with octopus, it is actually Greek: platy 'flat', pod/pous 'foot'.
(If we're really being fancy, I suppose we could go with platypodes.
(No? I thought not.)
And a show truly features a naked mole rat??
The show's creators are surely snickering.
Well, let's not forget:Walt Disney got his start with a mouse!
Jan 3, 2011
Alice... how about his mouse... LOL!!!!
Love it Diz!
I have loads of Disney stuff from our trip... We met 5 different Mickey's on our trip!!!
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