I teach fifth grade science. We're learning about the circulatory system.
I thought, how cool to let them see a real heart.
So I called a butcher and asked if he could save me one.
I expected a clean little organ that i could just stick in a jar and let he kids look at.
When I got to the butcher's he handed me the bag he saved for me. It was reeeeal heavy.
I got home and turns out he was a way generous guy cause he gave me the ENTIRE chest cavity of a sheep, fatty heart membrane, heart, lungs, trachea, intestines... the works.
So all i have to do is take it home and extract the little heart out. I'm freaking out at the thought of it. And pretty close to abandoning my amazing 'let them see a heart' science lesson and just printing off a picture from the internet.
Lucky for my students, my mom-in- law is a surgery nurse and offered to perform the surgery on the sheep guts and get my little heart out.
I'm nominating myself for teacher of the year.