Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by acciocoolbeans Disappointing
I am a kindergarten teacher, and I thought I'd try this out with my class at the start of last year. When I got the school of fish chain, I thought it was gorgeous. The plush fish are easy to hold onto and very soft, and the colors are vibrant.
However... the second my class tried to move as a line with the fish for the FIRST time, the fish began separating. My students didn't tug on them or try to break them, but the natural pull and tug of 25 five-year-olds walking together was too much for the fish line after just one trip. As soon as we got out the door, one ribbon pulled out of a fish, which stopped the line and caused some drama. Which, as a classroom management aid? Drama is the last thing you want.
Even with trying to reattach the one ribbon and keep going, more and more ribbons started detaching as we made our way down the hallway. Eventually my assistant and I just had to give it up. I wanted to love this school of fish because it looks fantastic, but it didn't do the job it was supposed to do at all.
July 10, 2015