Congratulations to the Winners of Our Lesson Plan Contest!

Download the winning 2016 entries:

Small Animal/Bird

Pre-K-2nd: Elizabeth Dupra – Rabbit
3rd-5th: Catherine Kenny – Rat
6th-8th: Bonnie Sue Bastin – Guinea Pig/Hamster

Aquarium/Fish

Pre-K-2nd: Malarie Dauginikas – Fish
3rd-5th: Myra Stout – Hermit Crab
6th-8th: Krisha Goodney – Fish

Reptile/Amphibian

Pre-K-2nd: Jaime Ellis – Bearded Dragon
3rd-5th: Kandis Torch – Bearded Dragon
6th-8th: Chris Livingstone – Snake

Honorable Mentions:

Small Animal/Bird

Pre-K to 2nd Grade

Zebra Finches
T-Bone the Rabbit Part I: Care and Handling Routines
T-Bone the Rabbit Part II: Lessons at a Glance
T-Bone the Rabbit Part III: Humane Education Plan
Basic Understanding of a Hermit Crab
Avian Adventures in Second Grade
Taking Care of Our Classroom Pet
Learning About Spiders
Creating an Enriched Environment for Our Guinea Pigs
Guinea Pig Growth Unit
Welcome Home, Rabbit!
Comparing Rabbits to Living and Non-Living Things
Introduction to Gerbils
God Made the Pets
Animals and Their Basic Needs

3rd to 5th Grade

What Pet Should We Get?
Guinea Pig Rap
“The Tale of Despereaux” and Our Classroom Mice
Observing Hedgehogs
Physical Traits of Guinea Pigs
Hamsters in Math and Science

6th to 8th Grade

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches in the Classroom
Guinea Pigs, Adaptation, and Survival
Understanding By Design
A Study of the Circadian Rhythm of a Mouse
Oreo the Guinea Pig

Aquarium/Fish

Pre-K to 2nd Grade

Fish Fun Lesson
Learning About Living and Non-Living Things
Learning About Aquariums
Naming the Classroom Fish
What Animal Will Live in Our Tank?
Learning About Aquariums/Fish
How Do Fish Breathe?
Creating a Mini Ecosystem
Learning About Fish
Learning About the Ocean
A House for Hermit Crab

3rd to 5th Grade

Aquarium-Based Course of Study
Life in the Ocean
New Class Pets
Animal Adaptations
All About Fish

6th to 8th Grade

Nitrogen Cycle in the Aquarium
Energy and Matter Pyramid

Reptile/Amphibian

Pre-K to 2nd Grade

Saying Goodbye to Bobalou
Observation of a Reptile
Snake Texture Rubbings
Rosco the Bearded Dragon
Pond Life
Using Our Turtle in the Classroom
Comparing Leopard Geckos and Dinosaurs
Frog Exploration
Observing a Gecko/Lizard
Unique Frogs
King Leon is Sick!
Amphibians and Mother’s Day

3rd to 5th Grade

Bob the Bearded Dragon
Classroom Zoologist
The Leopard Gecko
Using Our Turtle as a Learning Opportunity
Built to Survive
Corn Snakes and Ball Pythons
The Mixed-Up Chameleon

6th to 8th Grade

The “Write” Pet
Pets in the Classroom for Students with Disabilities
Bearded Dragon Lesson Plan

Download the winning 2015 entries:

Pre-K to 2nd GradeEmily Colwell and Michelle Colby, “Gerbils in the Willow Room”
3rd to 5th GradeSandra Schroeder, “Mystery: What is that in the Hermit Crab Habitat”
6th to 8th GradeCarol Mickus, “Coral Reefs in the Classroom”

Honorable Mentions:

Pre-K to 2nd Grade

3rd to 5th Grade

6th to 8th Grade

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