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23Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom – Now Accepting Grant Applications!

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Pets in the Classroom is now accepting grant applications for the 2013-2014 school year!  Please visit our newly revised website for more information on grant requirements, grant options, and to apply online. We have two additional grant options this year, grants from Petland Discounts and Pet Supplies Plus, for a total of 7 different grant options.
17Jul2013

Classroom Pets – Teaching Children about Responsibility

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One of the many benefits of classroom pets is that having one teaches children about responsibility.  Yes, almost any classroom job can help teach a student about responsibility, but having to care for another living being provides an element of importance and honor that most any student will respond to.  As Gail F. Melson, Ph.D. and
17Jul2013

Why Have Classroom Pets?

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Having a classroom pet can be a lot of work.  We at Pets in the Classroom understand that teachers take on additional responsibility when choosing to have a classroom pet.  But the benefits are so great!   Pets aid in improving school attendance Pets teach children about responsibility Pets build self-esteem Pets encourage nurturing Pets
17Jul2013

Curriculum Ideas from Pets in the Classroom

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Earlier this year, Pets in the Classroom did a series of blogs on ways to incorporate classroom pets into your curriculum.  As you prepare for the new school year, we thought we would revisit some of those ideas in order to refresh the minds of teachers who have been following our blog for a while,
17Jul2013

Classroom Pet Options

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As you prepare for a new school year, you may be thinking of getting a new classroom pet and considering the different options that are available.  Here are a few recommendations from Pets in the Classroom.   Guinea Pigs – Gentle and social creatures, Guinea pigs are ideal for small children as they are typically
17Jul2013

Classroom Pet Resources for Teachers

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When it comes to picking out and taking care of a classroom pet, there is a lot of information to take in, and it can sometimes be a little overwhelming.  We at Pets in the Classroom want to outline a few of our favorite sources of information that can aid you in your experience with
17Jul2013

Classroom Pets and Language Arts

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Language Arts can be a grueling subject for some students, and an exciting subject for others.  Either way, it is an important subject that is vital to a student’s education.  If you are looking for some creative ways to make studying Language Arts more fun for your class, try one of these suggestions from Pets in
17Jul2013

Use Your Classroom Pet in your Science Lessons

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Your classroom pet can aid you in teaching a variety of subjects, and science is definitely an appropriate subject to incorporate your pet into!  Pets in the Classroom has a few suggestions on how to incorporate your pet into your science lessons.   Animals are an integral part of science, and your pet can easily
17Jul2013

History Inspired Lesson Ideas from Pets in the Classroom

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There are so many fabulous facts about animals, their roles in history, and their current roles in society.  Chances are your classroom pet has an interesting heritage that your students can learn from.  Here are a couple of suggestions from Pets in the Classroom on how to build some lessons on history around your pet.
17Jul2013

Creating Art with your Classroom Pet

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Art class can be so fun and a great outlet for kids to express their creativity.  Incorporating your classroom pet into your art lessons can be an additional way to grow the bonds your students have with your pet while also encouraging creative thought and developing other skills.   Have your students sketch your pet
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