The boys began their Zoo studies. We are pretending that there is a zoo nearby which is in trouble and need their help in getting back on their feet. In this simulation, the mayor and city council plan to close Zooland because it is outdated, the animals are poorly treated and attendance is declining. Today we took an imaginary tour of Zooland and looked at all the problems it has (animal cages are unsafe, unsafe practices of the zookeepers, cages unsatisfactory for both animals and the people coming to visit, etc.) We also learned about one animal, the polar bear. Our resident zoology expert, Katie, told us all about their features and habits and even I learned quite a bit.