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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
30Dec2013

Supporting Teachers with Classroom Pets

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We hear first-hand from teachers about the many benefits of classroom pets.  And there are many.  We provide grants to teachers to purchase classroom pets because these benefits better the lives of students as well as the teacher in ways that might not be possible without our grant for financial support.  Just take a look…
23Dec2013

Teachers Express Appreciation for Pets in the Classroom

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We receive so many great letters from teachers who want to express their appreciation for the grant money they receive from Pets in the Classroom.  Here are a few we want to share with you…   Thank you so much for your generous donation of $100.00 towards acquiring a pet for my classroom.    I
20Dec2013

Teachers’ Perspectives on Classroom Pets

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Google We at Pets in the Classroom believe that other teachers are a great resource for understanding the benefits of classroom pets, the impact they can make, and the teaching tool they can be.  Here are a couple of great letters that will give you a little more insight into our grant program and  the
02Dec2013

Classroom Pets – Teaching Tools

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Google Classroom pets are fun, interesting, and entertaining to your students.  And they are also a tool teachers can use to help make education exciting!  Take Intermediate Classroom 1 at The Auburn School in Baltimore, MD.  They had a classroom pet for one day and sent us a thank you letter informing us of all kinds