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A Pet to the Vet by 
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Draw in the cage all the things the hamster needs.Think
and
Respond 1 Why does the girl take Chet to the vet? 2 Why does the girl want her mom to take her pet to the vet? 3 Do you think a hamster makes a good pet? What Do Animals Need? Draw a picture of a habitat for a pet hamster. have your child use a stuffed animal to act out the story. School-Home Connection As you reread the story expressively. Word Count: 111 .