The Year of the Guinea Pigs – Part 1

What happens when a teacher utilizes a small animal in the classroom? According to Barbara J. Radcliffe, wonderful things. In her article, “Literacy Lessons in One Language Arts Sixth-Grade Classroom: The Year of the Guinea Pigs,” which was published in the March...

Coral Reefs in the Classroom

It is amazing what can be learned through classroom pets.  Take the students at Cooper Middle School.  Through their teacher Carol Mickus, the Science/STEM Educator, the  students learned some fascinating lessons through their saltwater tank and a lesson plan called...

Gerbils in the Willow Room

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...

Kicking Off the #HabitatContest

Today is the first day of the Pets in the Classroom #HabitatContest!  We are excited to see all of the habitats that classroom pets are living in, and are excited for others to see as well, which is why we are choosing one of our winners based on popular vote.  The...

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