We ask that each family sign up for at least THREE slots per semester for laundry, snack, pet food and flowers. The teachers and kiddies thank you in advance for all the healthy snacks, pretty flowers, clean towels, and yummy food for their beloved classroom pets!
SCROLL DOWN to sign up for Snacks, Flowers, Pet Food
CLICK HERE to sign up for Laundry (separate sign-up sheet)
Please see descriptions below for Snack, Flower and Pet Food sign ups. Thanks!
Please bring fruits and vegetables for the Practical Life Area of your child’s classroom. Students prepare classroom snacks each morning, so please leave fruits and vegetables unwashed and uncut.
Choose five groups of fruits and vegetables. For example: 6 apples, 6 oranges, 1 honeydew melon, 4 cucumbers, and 1 pound of edamame. When possible, teachers appreciate seasonal and organic fruits and vegetables. Other ideas include:
- 6 apples
- 6 oranges
- 6 peaches
- 6 bananas
- 1 small watermelon
- 1 honeydew
- 1 pound of berries
- 6 small or 4 large cucumbers
- 1 pound of carrots
FLOWERS (Orchid and Bamboo Classrooms only)
Please bring a small bunch of flowers (roughly 12 stems) for the Practical Life Area of your child's classroom. Flowers from your garden or purchased are welcome!
PET FOOD (Orchid and Bamboo Classrooms Only)
Orchid Parents, please read instructions for Jigamasaurus, the bearded dragon.
Bamboo Parents, please read instructions for Lizzy, the gecko.
Orchid - Jigamasaurus, the bearded dragon's diet consists of live crickets, mealworms, and a variety of greens such as kale, collards, parsley, clover, dandelion greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, but NEVER iceberg lettuce.
To ensure variety in Jigamasaurus's diet, please follow this schedule
- First week of the month: 24 king-size mealworms
- Second week of the month: one small bunch of greens
- Third week of the month: 40 large crickets
- Fourth week of the month: one small bunch of greens
Important Note: Crickets and mealworms can be purchased at East Bay Vivarium - 1827-C 5th Street, Berkeley. Crickets are not able to survive very long in the bags that they are sold in. Please pick up the cricket container or mealworm container from Ms. Boblak the Friday before your assigned date. Cricket and mealworms should be purchased on Sunday and delivered to school on Monday.
Bamboo - Lizzy, the gecko's diet consists a variety of ripened fruits, mashed into puree. Acceptable fruits include mango, papaya, seasonal berries, banana, cooked sweet potato, cooked yam, and even cooked carrot. Please avoid highly acidic food such as citrus, pineapple and tomatoes. Baby food versions of the listed fruits above can be used instead of fresh fruit. Lizzy only eats about three tablespoons of food each week.