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15Feb2016

Growing Produce in Maine

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The 1st grade students at Memorial Elementary School in New Gloucester, Maine are learning some extraordinary lessons thanks to their teacher, Ms. Wallace and the pet fish in their classroom.  Through the fish, students are learning how to grow produce (bib lettuce, rosemary, celery, broccoli, and tomatoes) in their tank, how to care for animals, how
02Feb2016

Literacy Lessons – The Year of the Guinea Pigs – Part 2

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In our last blog post, we discussed the article, “Literacy Lessons in One Language Arts Sixth-Grade Classroom: The Year of the Guinea Pigs” by Barbara J. Radcliffe, which was published in the March 2015 Middle School Journal.   The article outlines the positive impact Radcliffe’s guinea pigs made on her students academically, socially, and emotionally.  Our
22Jan2016

The Year of the Guinea Pigs – Part 1

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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 2015 Middle School Journal, Radcliffe reflects on the positive impact her guinea pigs
06Jan2016

News: Teachers Invited to Enhance Classroom through Grant Program

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Teachers Invited to Enhance Classroom through Grant Program   The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides teachers with funding to enhance their classroom through small animal pets.   As teachers look for new ways to bring excitement and growth to the classroom, the Pets in the Classroom grant program is prepared to help by providing teachers
21Dec2015

#HabitatContest Winners

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Thank you to all of those who participated in our Pets in the Classroom #HabitatContest!  We loved looking through all of the entries and seeing how teachers are making their classroom pet part of their classroom home!  We want to congratulate our winners who will all receive $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Mary Janssen’s habitat received
27Oct2015

Coral Reefs in the Classroom

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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 “Coral Reefs in the Classroom.”   “Our saltwater tank project has truly been a great
19Oct2015

Gerbils in the Willow Room

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  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 for their students built around their classroom pet gerbils. With a lot of the lesson plan based on
12Oct2015

Mystery: What is that in the Hermit Crab Habitat

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We want to introduce you to Sandra Schroeder, Special Educator at Brush Creek Elementary School and one of three winners of the Pets in the Classroom Curriculum Contest!  Ms. Schroeder’s lesson plan, “Mystery: What is that in the Hermit Crab Habitat,” was selected as the winning lesson plan of the 3rd – 5th grade grade category.   The lesson plan, which
05Oct2015

Kicking Off the #HabitatContest

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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 entry with the most votes
01Oct2015

Teacher Thank You Letter

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    We received this letter from a Pets in the Classroom grant recipient that we had to share with you. If you are considering getting a classroom pet, please read this letter as this teacher’s testimony reinforces all of the benefits that classroom pets can provide to the educational process!   Dear Pet Care
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