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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
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
06Jan2014

6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest

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As you gear up for the return to school and begin thinking about lesson plans that will excite the students after returning from being away, consider adding Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest to your arsenal of ideas!   The Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest is open to third through eighth grade students and
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
26Aug2013

Teachers Share Curriculum Ideas

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As we shared with you in our previous blog, one of the reasons we love receiving feedback from teachers who receive a Pets in the Classroom grant is because teachers often let us know how the classroom pet has been used in the curriculum.  We love to share these ideas with the other teachers who
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 Pets and Language Arts

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Language Arts can be a grueling subject for some students, and an exciting subject for others.  Either way, it is an important subject that is vital to a student’s education.  If you are looking for some creative ways to make studying Language Arts more fun for your class, try one of these suggestions from Pets in
17Jul2013

Use Your Classroom Pet in your Science Lessons

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Your classroom pet can aid you in teaching a variety of subjects, and science is definitely an appropriate subject to incorporate your pet into!  Pets in the Classroom has a few suggestions on how to incorporate your pet into your science lessons.   Animals are an integral part of science, and your pet can easily
17Jul2013

History Inspired Lesson Ideas from Pets in the Classroom

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There are so many fabulous facts about animals, their roles in history, and their current roles in society.  Chances are your classroom pet has an interesting heritage that your students can learn from.  Here are a couple of suggestions from Pets in the Classroom on how to build some lessons on history around your pet.
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