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21Oct2014

Teachers Tell the Benefits of Classroom Pets

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…there are so many benefits to classroom pets!  The Pets in the Classroom grant was started by the Pet Care Trust to help teachers spread these benefits to their students, and we are definitely doing that!  Here is what teachers are saying about their classroom pets and
14Oct2014

Teachers New to Classroom Pets

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Are you new to the classroom pet experience? Whether a first year teacher or a veteran teacher new to classroom pets, the idea of bringing an animal into the classroom can be both exciting and daunting. If you visit our website, you can review a list of things to consider before getting a pet, but
08Oct2014

Pets in the Classroom Partners to Bring New Classroom Resource

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Pets in the Classroom is excited to announce our new partnership with Little Five Star to bring teachers a wonderful new resource on classroom pets!  Please read the press release for more information!   NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    A Book with a Bite! Little Five Star Announces Gator, Gator, Second Grader Partnership with The Pet
29Sep2014

Pets Add Life Poetry Contest

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Having a pet in the classroom provides many opportunities for learning.  Whether it be in science, math, art, reading, or writing, classroom animals can provide excitement to what might otherwise be an uninteresting subject to some students.  This is why Pets in the Classroom is excited that Pets Add Life will once again be providing
23Sep2014

Welcome Classroom Pets!

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The new school year has started which means classroom pets are making their way into schools across the country! Here are just a few of the four-legged friends that are making the classroom environment a little more friendly thanks to the Pets in the Classroom grant program.     Lucy and Lola Fancy Rats 5th
09Sep2014

Having Fish in the Classroom

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When choosing a pet for the classroom, many teachers opt for fish.  Fish aquariums are soothing and tranquil. Fish don’t require as much daily care as some animals and are a safe choice for teachers who do not desire to have a pet that students may want to hold and handle.   Fish allow students to
21Aug2014

Character Education through Classroom Pets

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Pets in the Classroom   Teachers today have an important responsibility.  Not only does their job require educating their students’ minds, but they also play a very important role in educating their students’ hearts. When children learn how to be responsible, how to empathize, and how to care for others, when they have their self-esteem
04Aug2014

Pets in the Classroom Helps You Stock Up on Supplies

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Google Can you believe it? Summer is over and school is starting up again! There is a lot of extra hustle and bustle in the first few weeks, but preparing for your new or continuing classroom pet early is a great way to get a jump start on the school year.   To start fresh,
31Jul2014

Pets in the Classroom Policy Change and Funding Ideas

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Google   In an effort to continue to provide funding for classroom pets year after year, Pets in the Classroom will now be limiting grants to one per teacher per lifetime. If you have already received a grant for the purchase of a classroom pet, you will no longer be eligible to apply for a grant to
22Jul2014

Character-Building Lesson Plans

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Google Having a classroom pet opens up opportunities for incorporating your exciting little friend into lesson plans and curriculum.  Kids love projects that incorporate their favorite classroom creature, and teachers have told us that their classroom pets have motivated and inspired students to improve their skills in many areas. But classroom pets do more than
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