Shelley: Does anyone know what animals Canada has?
Shelley: Definitely cats. Kuwait has loads of cats, doesn’t it?
Class: Oh yes.
John: Very good, but can you think of any animals Canada might have that Kuwait doesn’t?
John: Turtles? I’m not sure.
Class: Oh yes. Ted’s been to Canada so he knows. That’s right. Yep. Ted was there when he was a baby. I’ve never been to Canada. I’m going to Canada. I’ve been to Jordan. I’ve been to Dubai. I’m from Korea.
Shelley: Of course Ted’s right. What were you thinking John? Any other animals?
Raj: I… I… I… I… Ahhhhhhh.
Shelley: Oh no. Did you forget what you were going to say?
Raj: (Nods head vigorously)
John: No problem, we’ll come back to you when you think of it.
Nora: Polar bears?
Class: Roarrrr. Arrrrghhhh! Eeeeeee! Look at me, I’m a polar bear.
John: We sure do, but to be honest, I’ve never seen a polar bear, however I’ve seen a grizzily bear. Has anyone seen a grizziy bear?
Omar: I’m from Egypt.
Emma: Right. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have told us so much about Canada. Why don’t you share some interesting things about Kuwait? Faran?
Faran: How… how… do… how do… how do they feed the animals at the zoo?
Shelley and John, guest reporting from Kuwait for “The Comox Valley Echo”
Up next, Dubai.