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08Nov2016

Pets in the Classroom Celebrates National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day

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  Today (November 8th) is National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day. It’s a day for parents, teachers, and school administrators to consider how they can better engage their students in science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and for students to explore the S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. subjects and imagine which related careers they might most enjoy as adults. Pets in the
04Oct2016

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and Classroom Pets

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For some K-12 students, school isn’t primarily a place for learning, or even a place to socialize with peers. For them, school is, first and foremost, a place to be bullied. This reality prevents these students from getting the most out of their education and developing healthy relationships both inside and outside of class. Bullying
19Sep2016

Impacting Autistic Students through Pets in the Classroom

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Numerous studies are touting the benefits of giving autistic children opportunities to interact with pets–and these benefits don’t stop at home. We’ve heard from numerous teachers about the incredible impact that classroom pets are having among their students: “I think the greatest impact of experience [of having a classroom pet] was for one of my
15Sep2016

Grant Program hosts Classroom Pet Habitat Contest

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Grant Program hosts Classroom Pet Habitat Contest Pets in the Classroom invites teachers to submit pictures of the habitats of their classroom pets. The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 8th grade teachers with classroom pets to enter the Pets in the Classroom Habitat Contest. September 19th through December 10th, teachers can
06Sep2016

Teacher Testimonials – Back to School

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Did you know that when it comes to educational engagement, empathy building, character development, and community enhancement, teachers are seeing significant value in having classroom pets? Here’s what a few teachers are saying:   I teach in an inner city school, where there are many kids suffering from academic, social and emotional difficulties. Having a
27Jul2016

Applying for Pets in the Classroom Grant

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The Pets in the Classroom Program will begin taking applications for the 2016-17 school year August 1st!  Please note that the application form will look slightly different this year as we are using a new database to process the applications. Because of this, and due to the overwhelming number of applications we process in the
26Jul2016

Pets in the Classroom News

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Grant Program for Teachers Accepting Applications August 1st   Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers who are interested in owning or already own a classroom pet can apply to receive funding through the Pets in the Classroom grant program.   The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom grant program will begin accepting applications for the 2016-2017
24Jun2016

Pets in the Classroom Hosts 2nd Annual Curriculum Contest

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Grant Program Hosts 2nd Annual Curriculum Contest   Pets in the Classroom invites teachers to submit lesson plans built around their classroom pets. The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 8th grade teachers to enter their 2nd annual Curriculum Contest by submitting lesson plans that incorporate classroom pets.  Now through August 1st, teachers can submit their
24May2016

News: Money Raised at Pet Expo to Fund Teacher Grants

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Money Raised at Pet Expo to Fund Teacher Grants   The Pets in the Classroom grant program is able to provide 60 teachers with funding to purchase classroom pets thanks to money raised during America’s Family Pet Expo.   The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that 60 teachers will be
17May2016

Classroom Pets Help Students with Autism and Emotional/Behavioral Issues

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Numerous studies have touted the benefits of having autistic children interact with pets.  And according to teachers, these benefits also extend to the classroom.  Teachers who have received grants through Pets in the Classroom frequently report that their pets are positively impacting the classroom environment, especially in classrooms where students with behavioral and social issues are