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06Jan2014

6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest

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As you gear up for the return to school and begin thinking about lesson plans that will excite the students after returning from being away, consider adding Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest to your arsenal of ideas!   The Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest is open to third through eighth grade students and
30Dec2013

Supporting Teachers with Classroom Pets

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We hear first-hand from teachers about the many benefits of classroom pets.  And there are many.  We provide grants to teachers to purchase classroom pets because these benefits better the lives of students as well as the teacher in ways that might not be possible without our grant for financial support.  Just take a look…
23Dec2013

Teachers Express Appreciation for Pets in the Classroom

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We receive so many great letters from teachers who want to express their appreciation for the grant money they receive from Pets in the Classroom.  Here are a few we want to share with you…   Thank you so much for your generous donation of $100.00 towards acquiring a pet for my classroom.    I
20Dec2013

Teachers’ Perspectives on Classroom Pets

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Google We at Pets in the Classroom believe that other teachers are a great resource for understanding the benefits of classroom pets, the impact they can make, and the teaching tool they can be.  Here are a couple of great letters that will give you a little more insight into our grant program and  the
02Dec2013

Classroom Pets – Teaching Tools

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Google Classroom pets are fun, interesting, and entertaining to your students.  And they are also a tool teachers can use to help make education exciting!  Take Intermediate Classroom 1 at The Auburn School in Baltimore, MD.  They had a classroom pet for one day and sent us a thank you letter informing us of all kinds
25Nov2013

Teacher Testimonials

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Google There are many benefits to having pets in the classroom, but don’t take our word for it. See what some of the teachers who have received our grant have to say…   I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am for the grant to establish an aquarium in my kindergarten classroom.  Young
18Nov2013

Holiday Break is Almost Here – Where will your Classroom Pet be staying?

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Google The months of November and December are always a hectic time in the classroom with parties and programs on the calendar, grading and special activities to prepare, and the rising energy level of students to contend with.  In the midst of all that’s going on, don’t forget to make special arrangements for your classroom
11Nov2013

Teachers as Role Models

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Google The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor, and no person can tell what becomes of his or her influence and example. Henry Ward Beecher   Pets in the Classroom knows that you, as a teacher, invest a lot of time and effort into shaping your students through lesson plans, curriculum, and other
05Nov2013

A Teacher’s Perspective – Miss Eberhart

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Pets in the Classroom The Kindergarten class of Sulpher Springs School is learning valuable life lessons thanks to teacher Erin Eberhart and a grant she received.  Through the Pet Care Trust, Eberhart received a Pets in the Classroom grant, which helps her fund her classroom pet guinea pig, Gertie.  And she has seen the positive
29Oct2013

List of Teacher Grant Websites

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Limited budgets, out-of-pocket expenses, and classroom needs often lead to teachers looking to outside sources for help in paying for things that enhance their classroom above the school-provided curriculum.  Pets in the Classroom provides financial support to help provide classroom pets and  needed supplies to the learning environment, but there are still other needs…classroom decorations,
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