Callie the Deer
I rode my bike all the way there.
It was a long, but pretty ride. My Dad and I were riding bikes all the way to
Lawton Stables in Hilton Head Island.
Once we had gotten there, I immediately sped walked over to the petting
zoo. There was the deer, Callie. I had been there once before so I knew that
there was a deer and I was so pumped to get to see her. There were many animals
in different pens such as pigs, bunnies, chicken, horses, ponies, goats and
llamas. All of them were in pens and all around them was one big fence. Because
the fence was around the pens, all of the pens were in the same area. In the
area around the pens is a deer named Callie. Callie is SO sweet, kind, and
gentle. Once I had finally reached her, she managed to stick her snout through
the fence. I leaned over and placed my hand on her head and petted her. She
stuck her nose at me and started licking my hand. She kept licking and licking.
I finally took my hand back and then kept petting her. Then, she decided to lick
my wrist. I trotted around to the gate in the fence and cracked it open and
then scurried over to all the pens. I looked at all of the animals then Callie
walked up to me, I leaned over to pet her and she licked my face! I couldn’t
believe how sweet she was! It made me feel very intrigued that an animal that
is wild can become tamed and very kind to people. I wonder how much work it
took to make the deer not scared of people and to be so affectionate. I wonder if the people at the stables rescued
her, found her, or if she showed up there and decided to stay. Also, I wonder
what the deer thinks of people. Does she like everyone, just some people, or
doesn’t like anyone?
Today in values we had to do a very fun activity. For the activity we were in groups and
we had to make these paper type things called parcoes. The parcoes had to have perfect
measurement and the teachers had to approve of them. We had to work very well
with our group to make sure that that the parcoes were perfect. We had to make
sure that everyone in the group contributed and that we were all working hard
to make the parcoes meet the length and the color that it was supposed to be. I
thought that my group (Melissa, Mikaela, Chloe, Natalie and I) did a fabulous
job communicating together. At first, we planned that one of us would measure
out the parcoe, two people would color, one would cut, and the other person
would double check that the parcoe met the standards of being an “official”
parcoe. We soon realized that we need more people on measuring and less on
coloring. So we decided to get another ruler and have two measurers instead of
two people who draw. This seemed to work out very well for us, so we decided we
would stick to this plan. After we made
about three parcoes, we decided to let the teachers check them. Only one of
them was perfect. I realized that the teachers were being very strict about the
exact length. From then on forward we decided that the parcoe has to be exact
because if it was even a centimeter off it wouldn’t count.
I thought that this was very enjoyable. It was fun to learn even more about working in
groups with people. I liked that we didn’t have to work with people in our
class because we usually do that. I
liked in this activity that we had to strategize, compromise, and communicate
together. I learned that the more we used everyone’s thoughts and
communticated, the easier it was.