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09Sep2014

Having Fish in the Classroom

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When choosing a pet for the classroom, many teachers opt for fish.  Fish aquariums are soothing and tranquil. Fish don’t require as much daily care as some animals and are a safe choice for teachers who do not desire to have a pet that students may want to hold and handle.   Fish allow students to
25Aug2014

Resources on Classroom Pets

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Google Getting a classroom pet is not an easy decision.  It takes a lot of responsibility as well as research.  Whether you have a classroom pet or plan on getting one, this glossary of links will provide you with helpful information before and after you get a classroom pet.   Benefits of Classroom Pets Is
21Aug2014

Character Education through Classroom Pets

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Pets in the Classroom   Teachers today have an important responsibility.  Not only does their job require educating their students’ minds, but they also play a very important role in educating their students’ hearts. When children learn how to be responsible, how to empathize, and how to care for others, when they have their self-esteem
04Aug2014

Pets in the Classroom Helps You Stock Up on Supplies

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Google Can you believe it? Summer is over and school is starting up again! There is a lot of extra hustle and bustle in the first few weeks, but preparing for your new or continuing classroom pet early is a great way to get a jump start on the school year.   To start fresh,
31Jul2014

Pets in the Classroom Policy Change and Funding Ideas

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Google   In an effort to continue to provide funding for classroom pets year after year, Pets in the Classroom will now be limiting grants to one per teacher per lifetime. If you have already received a grant for the purchase of a classroom pet, you will no longer be eligible to apply for a grant to
22Jul2014

Character-Building Lesson Plans

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Google Having a classroom pet opens up opportunities for incorporating your exciting little friend into lesson plans and curriculum.  Kids love projects that incorporate their favorite classroom creature, and teachers have told us that their classroom pets have motivated and inspired students to improve their skills in many areas. But classroom pets do more than
07Jul2014

The Influence of a Teacher, and the Classroom Pet

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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~Henry Adams   As teachers, you know that your influence can be far beyond what you anticipate.  Your actions and words can have a great impact on a student’s character, actions, and ambition.  Did you know that a classroom pet can affect a
30Jun2014

Introducing a New Pet Before School Starts

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Bringing a pet into the classroom is a great way to teach responsibility, inspire creativity, and increase awareness of the needs and feelings of others.  Students will love getting to pitch in and care for their new animal and experience a sense of pride in doing so.  However, whether you’re new to the Pets in
23Jun2014

Artwork Featuring Classroom Pets

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Google What’s better than colorful pictures drawn by enthusiastic kids?  Colorful artwork drawn by enthusiastic kids that features classroom pets!  Just take a look at some of the fun pictures we received from students as a thank you for the Pets in the Classroom teacher grant!   
13Jun2014

Teacher Improves Classroom through Pets in the Classroom Grant

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Second grade teacher, Miss Brittney Jobak, recently ramped up the learning curve in her Warren, Michigan classroom with excitement and responsibility through a grant she received from Pet Care Trust and their program Pets in the Classroom.   The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides teachers like Miss Jobak with financial support to purchase
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