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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,
27May2014

Pet Expo Fun Results in Donation to Teacher Grant Program

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  Pet Expo Fun Results in Donation to Teacher Grant Program   The Pets in the Classroom grant program will be able to provide 65 teachers with funding to purchase classroom pets thanks to money raised during America’s Family Pet Expo.   With the help of other pet-related businesses, the World Pet Association (WPA), host
19May2014

Study Finds Increase in Pet Ownership Numbers Due to Classroom Pets

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Pets in the Classroom           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Study Finds Increase in Pet Ownership Numbers Due to Classroom Pets Programs like Pets in the Classroom are positively influencing children and leading to more family pets   While the value of classroom pets has always been clear to organizations like the Pet
12May2014

Preventing the Transmission of Infectious Diseases

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Google Pets in the Classroom has some new resources for you!  Please take a moment to take a look over our Preventing Infectious Disease Transmission sheets.  This is important information for you to have and be familiar with:   Preventing Infectious Disease Transmission in Small Animals: Preventing Infectious Disease Transmission in Reptiles: Preventing Infectious Disease Transmission in
05May2014

Summer Care for your Classroom Pet

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The end of the school year is always a hectic time in the classroom.  As you deal with end of the year parties and assemblies,  getting your grades in, and the rising energy levels of your students, don’t forget to make arrangements for your classroom pet!   The best choice for your classroom pet is
02May2014

Educational Grant – There is Still Time to Apply!

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With the school year  winding down and summer about to begin, teachers may think now is not a great time to get  a classroom pet.  Well, now may not be a great time to incorporate your pet into the classroom, but it is a great time to get the pet and get acclimated with it! 
15Apr2014

Life Lessons from Guinea Pigs Cuddles and Bubbles

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In our last blog post, we told you about Kristin Shanley, a science teacher at Bethune Community School in North Minneapolis, and her experience with her classroom pets. Well, Shanley had so many great things to say that we thought we would share a bit more of her experience with you and the lessons her
31Mar2014

Minneapolis Teacher Sees Improvements in Classroom Behavior

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Pets in the Classroom Classroom dynamics can be difficult for any teacher.  But the best teachers work hard to better the classroom environment and cultivate a love for learning.  Take Kristin Shanley.  She teaches 18 different science classes a week for ages ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade at Bethune Community School in North Minneapolis.