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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.
18Mar2014

Notes of Gratitude

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Google As you may have heard, Pets in the Classroom has provided grants to over 38,000 teachers!  We are so thankful that we are able to provides these grants to teachers and know that teachers are thankful too!  Just read a few of the notes we have received from teachers expressing their gratitude:   I
10Mar2014

More from Mr. Crouse on His Classroom Pet Experience

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In our last blog post, we heard a little bit about teacher Rodney Crouse’s experience with classroom pets and the Pets in the Classroom grant program.  Since teachers are such a wonderful source on the Pets in the Classroom experience, we thought we would share a little more from Mr. Crouse…   On the Pets
25Feb2014

Mr. Crouse’s Experience with Classroom Pets

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Pets in the Classroom   Complete with a parakeet named Grace, guppies, snails, dwarf frogs, ghost shrimp, sword tails, and a bristle nose pleco, Rodney Crouse’s first grade classroom at Vandalia Elementary School is brimming and bustling with activity. Specializing in science curriculum, Mr. Crouse originally heard about the Pets in the Classroom grant program
10Feb2014

Students Express Thanks

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Google Some of the 1.9 million students that have been touched through the Pets in the Classroom grant program have sent us thank you notes expressing their appreciation for the financial help with their classroom pets.  Nothing says thank you quite like a picture or letter from a student.  Just take a look:    
07Feb2014

We Want to Hear from You!

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With over 38,000 teachers having received financial help for a classroom pet,  the Pets in the Classroom grant program continues to receive expressions of thanks.  And we love receiving them!  We are so blessed by the notes, letters, cards, pictures, etc. that we receive and it is a great encouragement to us and our sponsors
20Jan2014

Pet Care Trust offers Cure to 2nd Semester Boredom through Classroom Pets

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Pets in the Classroom     Pet Care Trust offers Cure to 2nd Semester Boredom through Classroom Pets Grants available to eligible Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers nationwide  With teachers facing cold weather blues and 2nd semester tedium, one organization is ready to help provide some excitement and warmth to classrooms across the country. The
13Jan2014

Classroom Pets – Emotional Benefits for Students

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Google Classroom pets can be wonderful aids in the classroom by providing an example for teachers to build curriculum  around.  They help make learning exciting when they are included in reading, writing, math, and science lessons.  But they do more than that – they also benefit the students emotionally:   Thank you so much for
06Jan2014

6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest

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As you gear up for the return to school and begin thinking about lesson plans that will excite the students after returning from being away, consider adding Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest to your arsenal of ideas!   The Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest is open to third through eighth grade students and