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23Sep2013

Studies on the Human-Animal Bond in the Classroom

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Have you wondered about the benefits of adding a pet to their classroom?  Will it really stimulate learning?  Do they really provide emotional and developmental benefits?  Studies of the bond between human and animals show that they do.   Of course, most children will get excited by a live creature in a classroom and will
09Sep2013

Introducing a Pet into your Classroom

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Google Can you believe a new school year has already started?  Did you introduce a classroom pet to your students yet?  If you have to purchase a classroom pet or  are waiting for the new school year to settle down before introducing your pet, here are a couple of ideas on how to incorporate one
03Sep2013

Choosing a Classroom Pet – A Classroom Project!

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Are you trying to figure out what kind of classroom pet to get?  Have your students help you!  A research project is a great way to get your students involved and to make an educated decision on what type of pet to get.   One way to do this is to divide your students into project groups
26Aug2013

Teachers Share Curriculum Ideas

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As we shared with you in our previous blog, one of the reasons we love receiving feedback from teachers who receive a Pets in the Classroom grant is because teachers often let us know how the classroom pet has been used in the curriculum.  We love to share these ideas with the other teachers who
05Aug2013

Student Artwork Expresses Thanks

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Google What says thank you better than some cute kid’s artwork?  Below are a few pictures sent to us by students who had classroom pets because of a Pets in the Classroom teacher grant!  If you are considering getting a classroom pet, be sure to peruse our website for more information on the types of
31Jul2013

Teacher Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

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Pets in the Classroom   For Immediate Release:   Teacher Grant Program Now Accepting Applications   The Pets in the Classroom grant is now available for the 2013-2014 school year to qualified teachers who apply. The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom program is now accepting grant applications for the 2013-2014 school year.  Pre-Kindergarten
29Jul2013

Teachers – We Appreciate Your Feedback!

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From years past to the present, we continue to receive letters of thanks from teachers who participate in the Pets in the Classroom grant program.  Thank you, teachers, for letting us know that you appreciate our educational grants!  You’re feedback lets us know that we are making a difference, and we love to hear from
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
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