The students picked out some amazing places in the zoo to go see, and I had never seen the Heart of Africa exhibit, and it is really amazing the lions were sitting so close to us, and because there was a trench there was no glass, and they were sitting no more than 20 feet from us. The students were almost as amazed as me! In that enclosure, there are also zebras, giraffes, ostriches, kudus hyenas and gazelles! It was amazing to see them all living in peace in such a large area of land. It really felt like we were in the heart of Africa. The cheetahs, which were in a separate area were beautiful! They had such stunning fur. It is funny though because there were so many beautiful animals but we only got to see a few because the kids were just rushing through. We did stop at the Penguins, and they were super active, as they swam from one end of the water to the next! I got an interesting picture of Mrs. Hart's student practically kissing the penguin! It was so much fun!
In the end, it was such an educational experience for both me and the students, as they learned about the animals, and I learned about how to improve my teaching skills. I am so fortunate to have found such an amazing class and a spectacular mentor to inspire me to be the best teacher possible!