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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
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
17Jul2013

Curriculum Ideas from Pets in the Classroom

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Earlier this year, Pets in the Classroom did a series of blogs on ways to incorporate classroom pets into your curriculum.  As you prepare for the new school year, we thought we would revisit some of those ideas in order to refresh the minds of teachers who have been following our blog for a while,
17Jul2013

Classroom Pet Options

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As you prepare for a new school year, you may be thinking of getting a new classroom pet and considering the different options that are available.  Here are a few recommendations from Pets in the Classroom.   Guinea Pigs – Gentle and social creatures, Guinea pigs are ideal for small children as they are typically
17Jul2013

Classroom Pet Resources for Teachers

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When it comes to picking out and taking care of a classroom pet, there is a lot of information to take in, and it can sometimes be a little overwhelming.  We at Pets in the Classroom want to outline a few of our favorite sources of information that can aid you in your experience with
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