Katie,I just came across your blog and I am LOVIN' it! I just had to comment on this post because we have a tarantula as a class pet this year as well. We have witnessed such fun events with our pet. The kiddos named ours "Harry Hollywood" because we have a Hollywood theme this year!
Glad you found us! I brought our class tarantula home for winter break and it's been very active and quite entertaining. I think it prefers the quietness of my home! Keep checking back for more updates to our blog! :)