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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,
21Oct2013

Why We Do It – Pets in the Classroom

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If you are visiting our blog, you are probably well aware that we provide grants to teachers to aid in the purchase and maintenance of classroom pets.  But do you know why we do this?   We here at Pets in the Classroom see the benefits of pets in our own lives, and especially in
14Oct2013

Pets in the Classroom Grant Facts

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A few facts about Pets in the Classroom: Since we began accepting grants for the 2013-2014 school year (July 22), we have issued over 11,000 grants. We issued more grants in August than in the entire first year of the program in 2011-2012 Over 34,000  grants have been awarded since the program began, reaching nearly 1.7
07Oct2013

Pets in the Classroom – Overview

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Pets in the Classroom is happy to provide grants to teachers across the U.S. and Canada.  Have you applied?  If not, let us tell you a little more about Pets in the Classroom…   Pets in the Classroom, established by the Pet Care Trust, provides financial support to aid teachers in purchasing classroom pets and
30Sep2013

Technology vs. Nature – Creating a Classroom Balance

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Technology has provided vast improvements to our classrooms, and to our lives in general.    And new innovations continue to come to the forefront.  Kids today are growing up in a world that is technologically advanced, fast-paced, and full of screens of all sizes and shapes providing virtual relationships.  But are they lacking exposure to some
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
16Sep2013

How Pets Improve the Classroom

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Google   If you have been considering getting a classroom pet but have yet to purchase one, you may be wondering if the extra responsibility and work is worth it.  But the rewards you and your students receive in return can be incredible.  Not only has research shown the benefits of pets in the lives
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
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