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30Sep2013

Technology vs. Nature – Creating a Classroom Balance

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Technology has provided vast improvements to our classrooms, and to our lives in general.    And new innovations continue to come to the forefront.  Kids today are growing up in a world that is technologically advanced, fast-paced, and full of screens of all sizes and shapes providing virtual relationships.  But are they lacking exposure to some
23Sep2013

Studies on the Human-Animal Bond in the Classroom

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Have you wondered about the benefits of adding a pet to their classroom?  Will it really stimulate learning?  Do they really provide emotional and developmental benefits?  Studies of the bond between human and animals show that they do.   Of course, most children will get excited by a live creature in a classroom and will
16Sep2013

How Pets Improve the Classroom

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Google   If you have been considering getting a classroom pet but have yet to purchase one, you may be wondering if the extra responsibility and work is worth it.  But the rewards you and your students receive in return can be incredible.  Not only has research shown the benefits of pets in the lives
09Sep2013

Introducing a Pet into your Classroom

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Google Can you believe a new school year has already started?  Did you introduce a classroom pet to your students yet?  If you have to purchase a classroom pet or  are waiting for the new school year to settle down before introducing your pet, here are a couple of ideas on how to incorporate one
03Sep2013

Choosing a Classroom Pet – A Classroom Project!

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Are you trying to figure out what kind of classroom pet to get?  Have your students help you!  A research project is a great way to get your students involved and to make an educated decision on what type of pet to get.   One way to do this is to divide your students into project groups
26Aug2013

Teachers Share Curriculum Ideas

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As we shared with you in our previous blog, one of the reasons we love receiving feedback from teachers who receive a Pets in the Classroom grant is because teachers often let us know how the classroom pet has been used in the curriculum.  We love to share these ideas with the other teachers who
12Aug2013

Teachers Use Classroom Pets to Facilitate Learning

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Throughout the existence of the Pets in the Classroom Grant Program, the Pet Care Trust has received feedback from teachers who want to express their appreciation for the financial support they receive through our grants.  Below are a couple of letters we received in the past from teachers who received our educational grant.  What we love about receiving letters
05Aug2013

Student Artwork Expresses Thanks

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Google What says thank you better than some cute kid’s artwork?  Below are a few pictures sent to us by students who had classroom pets because of a Pets in the Classroom teacher grant!  If you are considering getting a classroom pet, be sure to peruse our website for more information on the types of
31Jul2013

Teacher Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

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Pets in the Classroom   For Immediate Release:   Teacher Grant Program Now Accepting Applications   The Pets in the Classroom grant is now available for the 2013-2014 school year to qualified teachers who apply. The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom program is now accepting grant applications for the 2013-2014 school year.  Pre-Kindergarten
29Jul2013

Teachers – We Appreciate Your Feedback!

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From years past to the present, we continue to receive letters of thanks from teachers who participate in the Pets in the Classroom grant program.  Thank you, teachers, for letting us know that you appreciate our educational grants!  You’re feedback lets us know that we are making a difference, and we love to hear from