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12Mar2015

Pet Care Trust Presents Crystal Apple Awards at Global Pet Expo

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Pet Care Trust Presents Crystal Apple Awards in Appreciation of Support   Nine pet industry companies were recognized at the Global Pet Expo Industry Breakfast for their contributions to the Pets in the Classroom grant program.   Nine companies received the Pet Care Trust Crystal Apple Awards during the Global Pet Expo Industry Breakfast on Thursday,
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:
09Feb2015

How Pets Can Nurture Children’s Relationships

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The human-animal bond is indeed a special bond worth exploring. At any age, children can benefit from the mutual nurturing relationship between themselves and a pet. Whether it’s in the classroom or the family home, the responsibilities of caring for another living creature can foster healthy relationship habits for children.   A few more details
03Feb2015

Child Development and Pets

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There’s something special about the bonds that can emerge between young children and finned, furred or scaly friends. Did you know that the unique relationships between a child and pet can actually foster and facilitate development? New research is coming to light exploring the unexpected benefits of the bonds between humans and animals, especially social,
20Jan2015

More Student Essays on the Benefits of a Classroom Pet

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Last week we posted some essays that students at Sacred Heart School in Boone, Iowa wrote on the benefits of having pets in the classroom.  Well, we couldn’t just share a few!  Here are more essays:   It’s been a really good and fun experience to have a class pet. At times our Daisy can
12Jan2015

Student Essays on The Benefits of a Classroom Pet

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There is something we want to share with you…something that was just too fun to keep to ourselves.  A wonderful teacher from Boone, Iowa had her middle school Language Arts students write essays about their classroom pet and the benefits of having them!  Thank you Mrs. Runestad and her students at Sacred Heart School for
05Jan2015

Teacher Grant Provides Exciting Opportunities for Student Engagement

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______________________________________________________________________________   Teacher Grant Provides Exciting Opportunities for Student Engagement Pets in the Classroom grant program provides teachers with funding to enhance classroom through small animal pets.   With the 2nd semester of school approaching, teachers are looking for new ways to bring excitement to the classroom as students return from break.  The Pets in
29Dec2014

Classroom Pet Project at Weaverville Primary School

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Looking for ideas on how to get your students involved with and excited about caring for a classroom pet?  Last week on our blog, we posted about Mr. Powell, a teacher at Weaverville Primary School who has made getting a classroom pet an excited project that the students have really invested in.  Take a look
21Dec2014

Classroom Pet becomes Classroom Project

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When it comes to education, a simple hands-on activity can make a lifelong impact.  This is exactly what is happening at Weaverville Primary School.  Educators are working together on a project that is teaching their students many lessons they will never forget. Even with persuasive papers written, research done, a commercial made, and a yard
16Dec2014

We Need Your Help!

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Did you know that Pets in the Classroom has provided over 50,000 grants to teachers,bringing classroom pets into the lives of over 2.5 million students?  We have been having record numbers of grant applicants year after and are so encouraged by the feedback we receive from teachers on how their classrooms have improved through these
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