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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
25Nov2013

Teacher Testimonials

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Google There are many benefits to having pets in the classroom, but don’t take our word for it. See what some of the teachers who have received our grant have to say…   I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am for the grant to establish an aquarium in my kindergarten classroom.  Young
18Nov2013

Holiday Break is Almost Here – Where will your Classroom Pet be staying?

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Google The months of November and December are always a hectic time in the classroom with parties and programs on the calendar, grading and special activities to prepare, and the rising energy level of students to contend with.  In the midst of all that’s going on, don’t forget to make special arrangements for your classroom
11Nov2013

Teachers as Role Models

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Google The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor, and no person can tell what becomes of his or her influence and example. Henry Ward Beecher   Pets in the Classroom knows that you, as a teacher, invest a lot of time and effort into shaping your students through lesson plans, curriculum, and other
05Nov2013

A Teacher’s Perspective – Miss Eberhart

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Pets in the Classroom The Kindergarten class of Sulpher Springs School is learning valuable life lessons thanks to teacher Erin Eberhart and a grant she received.  Through the Pet Care Trust, Eberhart received a Pets in the Classroom grant, which helps her fund her classroom pet guinea pig, Gertie.  And she has seen the positive
29Oct2013

List of Teacher Grant Websites

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Limited budgets, out-of-pocket expenses, and classroom needs often lead to teachers looking to outside sources for help in paying for things that enhance their classroom above the school-provided curriculum.  Pets in the Classroom provides financial support to help provide classroom pets and  needed supplies to the learning environment, but there are still other needs…classroom decorations,
21Oct2013

Why We Do It – Pets in the Classroom

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If you are visiting our blog, you are probably well aware that we provide grants to teachers to aid in the purchase and maintenance of classroom pets.  But do you know why we do this?   We here at Pets in the Classroom see the benefits of pets in our own lives, and especially in
14Oct2013

Pets in the Classroom Grant Facts

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A few facts about Pets in the Classroom: Since we began accepting grants for the 2013-2014 school year (July 22), we have issued over 11,000 grants. We issued more grants in August than in the entire first year of the program in 2011-2012 Over 34,000  grants have been awarded since the program began, reaching nearly 1.7
07Oct2013

Pets in the Classroom – Overview

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Pets in the Classroom is happy to provide grants to teachers across the U.S. and Canada.  Have you applied?  If not, let us tell you a little more about Pets in the Classroom…   Pets in the Classroom, established by the Pet Care Trust, provides financial support to aid teachers in purchasing classroom pets and