Whilst I don’t like slugs, I do admire the snail. Perhaps it’s because there are so many children’s stories about them.
The children I am currently working with found this chap. We admired him for a while and they wanted to name him. ‘Miss, is he a boy or a girl?’ Which leads to a discussion about snails being hermaphrodites and deciding whether they are boys or girls when they meet to make babies.
They settled on ‘Riley’, it being a gender neutral name.
What a great learning opportunity. Thank you Riley.