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19Oct2015

Gerbils in the Willow Room

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  Incorporating classroom pets into lesson plans can be both educational and fun. Emily Colwell and Michelle Colby, teachers at Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center and winners of the Pets in the Classroom Curriculum Contest, built an incredible lesson plan for their students built around their classroom pet gerbils. With a lot of the lesson plan based on
12Oct2015

Mystery: What is that in the Hermit Crab Habitat

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We want to introduce you to Sandra Schroeder, Special Educator at Brush Creek Elementary School and one of three winners of the Pets in the Classroom Curriculum Contest!  Ms. Schroeder’s lesson plan, “Mystery: What is that in the Hermit Crab Habitat,” was selected as the winning lesson plan of the 3rd – 5th grade grade category.   The lesson plan, which
05Oct2015

Kicking Off the #HabitatContest

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Today is the first day of the Pets in the Classroom #HabitatContest!  We are excited to see all of the habitats that classroom pets are living in, and are excited for others to see as well, which is why we are choosing one of our winners based on popular vote.  The entry with the most votes
01Oct2015

Teacher Thank You Letter

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    We received this letter from a Pets in the Classroom grant recipient that we had to share with you. If you are considering getting a classroom pet, please read this letter as this teacher’s testimony reinforces all of the benefits that classroom pets can provide to the educational process!   Dear Pet Care
23Sep2015

Announcing the Pets in the Classroom #HabitatContest

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From aquariums to cages, to animal mazes, teachers take a lot of time and effort to make a comfortable, healthy environment for their classroom pets to live in. And we at Pets in the Classroom would love to see these environments! On October 5th, we will be kicking off the Pets in the Classroom #HabitatContest.
21Sep2015

Navigating the Rise of Student Allergies with Pets in the Classroom

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Now more than ever, we are aware of the impact that certain substances in our environment can have on respiratory health. More people are being diagnosed with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions requiring treatments that range from simple nasal rinses and over-the-counter medicines to more potent drugs like steroids and inhalers. As the number
28Aug2015

Grant Program Announces Curriculum Contest Winners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Grant Program Announces Curriculum Contest Winners   Pets in the Classroom awards teachers for lesson plan submissions built around their classroom pets.   The Pets in the Classroom grant program is proud to announce the winning entries of its Pets in the Classroom Curriculum Contest:  Pre-K to 2nd Grade, “Gerbils in
17Aug2015

Teacher Testimonial on Classroom Pets

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We at Pets in the Classroom received this letter that we just had to share with you.  What an incredible learning experience for these students!   I wanted to thank you for the grant that has allowed me to have a bearded dragon in my classroom.  I was very excited to get the grant and
10Aug2015

Teachers Tell the Benefits of Classroom Pets

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As you teachers gear up for the new school year, you may be looking for inventive ways to enhance your curriculum and improve your educational environment. We at Pets in the Classroom would love for you to consider one tool that many teachers have found beneficial:  classroom pets.  Whether it be creating more excitement for
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