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17Feb2017

President’ Day – Presidential Pets

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With President’s Day coming up, Pets in the Classroom thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the Presidential pets that may also be in your classroom! Grover Cleveland had an array of fish (hundreds!), and his wife had canaries and mockingbirds. Amongst the many pets that President Theodore Roosevelt had,
19Dec2016

Winners of the Habitat Contest

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The Pet Care Trust is happy to announce the winners of its Pets in the Classroom grant program’s 2nd annual Habitat Contest. The contest, which ran through December 10th, asked teachers to submit pictures of their classroom pet’s habitat.  Two winners were chosen, one based on the entry that received the most votes, and one
15Sep2016

Grant Program hosts Classroom Pet Habitat Contest

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Grant Program hosts Classroom Pet Habitat Contest Pets in the Classroom invites teachers to submit pictures of the habitats of their classroom pets. The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 8th grade teachers with classroom pets to enter the Pets in the Classroom Habitat Contest. September 19th through December 10th, teachers can
27Jul2016

Applying for Pets in the Classroom Grant

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The Pets in the Classroom Program will begin taking applications for the 2016-17 school year August 1st!  Please note that the application form will look slightly different this year as we are using a new database to process the applications. Because of this, and due to the overwhelming number of applications we process in the
26Jul2016

Pets in the Classroom News

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Grant Program for Teachers Accepting Applications August 1st   Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers who are interested in owning or already own a classroom pet can apply to receive funding through the Pets in the Classroom grant program.   The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom grant program will begin accepting applications for the 2016-2017
24Jun2016

Pets in the Classroom Hosts 2nd Annual Curriculum Contest

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Grant Program Hosts 2nd Annual Curriculum Contest   Pets in the Classroom invites teachers to submit lesson plans built around their classroom pets. The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 8th grade teachers to enter their 2nd annual Curriculum Contest by submitting lesson plans that incorporate classroom pets.  Now through August 1st, teachers can submit their
24May2016

News: Money Raised at Pet Expo to Fund Teacher Grants

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Money Raised at Pet Expo to Fund Teacher Grants   The Pets in the Classroom grant program is able to provide 60 teachers with funding to purchase classroom pets thanks to money raised during America’s Family Pet Expo.   The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that 60 teachers will be
03Mar2016

Changed Behavior Due to the Classroom Pet

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  We received the following letter from a teacher that we just have to share with you!   I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know about the wonderful things our bearded dragon (Charlie) has brought to our classroom.  I teach fourth grade and getting students to write is often difficult,
26Feb2016

Big Changes in Special Education Classroom

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What would you think if you heard a special education teacher say:   “[It] helped one of my non-verbal students with autism in ways unimaginable. That student is now speaking in 3 to 4 word sentences/phrases!  Behavior problems have reduced to a minimum, and 80% of my students’ reading levels have improved.”   This is
15Feb2016

Growing Produce in Maine

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The 1st grade students at Memorial Elementary School in New Gloucester, Maine are learning some extraordinary lessons thanks to their teacher, Ms. Wallace and the pet fish in their classroom.  Through the fish, students are learning how to grow produce (bib lettuce, rosemary, celery, broccoli, and tomatoes) in their tank, how to care for animals, how
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