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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
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.
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
27Jul2015

Teachers Invited to Apply for Funding Toward Classroom Pets

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  Teachers Invited to Apply for Funding Toward Classroom Pets   The Pets in the Classroom grant program will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year beginning August 3rd.   The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom grant program will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year beginning August 3rd.  Pre-Kindergarten through
16Feb2015

Building Empathy in the Classroom

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One of the hot topics in educational and societal discussions today is how to build empathy and encourage compassion in the youth of today. As we continue to strive find ways to better both academic and character education, some teachers have found one tool that is having an impact in the lives of their students:
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!   
16Jul2013

Beautiful Betta Fish as Pets in the Classroom

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One of the simplest and most beautiful classroom pets is a betta fish.  These gorgeous, vibrantly colored fish live in shallow, warm water in the wild, in the rice paddies of Thailand and Cambodia.  The males are more brightly colored than the females, with longer, flowing fins.  Two males cannot be kept in the same
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