Thanks to Education World for use of my Mrs. Waffenschmidt illustration.

Thanks to Education World for use of my Mrs. Waffenschmidt illustration.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Pig isn't Flying but She's on the Job at an Airport: Possible Writing Prompt

Wanted to share this "In the News" story. Perhaps, you can find it of use with your students. If, not, at least it should bring a smile to your face!

There are therapy dogs, cats, rabbits and even a miniature horse. Now, the San Francisco International Airport has the first ever therapy PIG.  LiLou wears a vest which says, “Pet Me!” and  wears  different outfits including a blue tutu, a pilot outfit. Her toe nails are painted, too. A Juliana-breed pig, she is the first pig to join  the San Francisco SPCA’s animal assisted therapy program called the Wag Brigade. Begun in 2013, there are over 300 animals currently “working” the terminals at the airport. The aim is to make passengers less stressed about flying. Lilou  doesn’t just walk around the terminal looking for attention. She brings attention to herself not only with her looks but with her tricks. She even can entertain passengers playing her toy piano!She is also... housebroken. 😊 
Dare I add...Passengers are going "hog-wild" over LiLou!

1. Write a diary entry pretending they are at the airport and see LiLou. What do they think when you first see her? Describe  LiLou. What do you do? Etc.

2. What is a Pun? Come up with a pun for this news story.
3. What do you know about pigs? Draw and color a picture of LiLou in your very own outfit. Find 4 facts to share with others about pigs and write them on your drawing.


Photograph from this link(and there are other pics, too):

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