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04Aug2014

Pets in the Classroom Helps You Stock Up on Supplies

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Google Can you believe it? Summer is over and school is starting up again! There is a lot of extra hustle and bustle in the first few weeks, but preparing for your new or continuing classroom pet early is a great way to get a jump start on the school year.   To start fresh,
31Jul2014

Pets in the Classroom Policy Change and Funding Ideas

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Google   In an effort to continue to provide funding for classroom pets year after year, Pets in the Classroom will now be limiting grants to one per teacher per lifetime. If you have already received a grant for the purchase of a classroom pet, you will no longer be eligible to apply for a grant to
22Jul2014

Character-Building Lesson Plans

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Google Having a classroom pet opens up opportunities for incorporating your exciting little friend into lesson plans and curriculum.  Kids love projects that incorporate their favorite classroom creature, and teachers have told us that their classroom pets have motivated and inspired students to improve their skills in many areas. But classroom pets do more than
17Jul2014

Pets in the Classroom News: Accepting Applications August 1st

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Pets in the Classroom For Immediate Release: Grant Program to Begin Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year on August 1st Thousands of teachers are expected to receive financial assistance for purchasing and maintaining classroom pets through the popular Pets in the Classroom grant program beginning August 1st. The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom
07Jul2014

The Influence of a Teacher, and the Classroom Pet

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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~Henry Adams   As teachers, you know that your influence can be far beyond what you anticipate.  Your actions and words can have a great impact on a student’s character, actions, and ambition.  Did you know that a classroom pet can affect a
30Jun2014

Introducing a New Pet Before School Starts

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Bringing a pet into the classroom is a great way to teach responsibility, inspire creativity, and increase awareness of the needs and feelings of others.  Students will love getting to pitch in and care for their new animal and experience a sense of pride in doing so.  However, whether you’re new to the Pets in
23Jun2014

Artwork Featuring Classroom Pets

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Google What’s better than colorful pictures drawn by enthusiastic kids?  Colorful artwork drawn by enthusiastic kids that features classroom pets!  Just take a look at some of the fun pictures we received from students as a thank you for the Pets in the Classroom teacher grant!   
13Jun2014

Teacher Improves Classroom through Pets in the Classroom Grant

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Second grade teacher, Miss Brittney Jobak, recently ramped up the learning curve in her Warren, Michigan classroom with excitement and responsibility through a grant she received from Pet Care Trust and their program Pets in the Classroom.   The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides teachers like Miss Jobak with financial support to purchase
09Jun2014

Carl, the Classroom Bearded Dragon

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In our last post, we told you about teacher Linda Graham and her classroom pet, Carl.  Ms. Graham teaches 4th grade boys at Global Leadership Academy in West Philadelphia, PA.  We did a little Q&A with her and, since her classroom pet experience has been such a great one, we thought we would share a
02Jun2014

Students Experience Advancement Thanks to a Classroom Pet

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For many students, school work can be stressful.  And as students struggle, good teachers look for ways to help their students improve.  For Ms. Linda Graham and her 4th grade class of boys at Global Leadership Academy in West Philadelphia, PA, improvement came through Carl, the Bearded Dragon.   “Since Carl came into the classroom,