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10Aug2015

Teachers Tell the Benefits of Classroom Pets

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As you teachers gear up for the new school year, you may be looking for inventive ways to enhance your curriculum and improve your educational environment. We at Pets in the Classroom would love for you to consider one tool that many teachers have found beneficial:  classroom pets.  Whether it be creating more excitement for
18May2015

How Animals are Impacting a Special Education Classroom

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Christine Holton is a PreK / Kindergarten Exceptional Student Education Teacher at Dream Lake Elementary School in Orange County, Florida. On a daily basis, Holton teachers 9 children ages 3-7 who have intellectual disabilities as well as some with physical impairments. With two in wheel chairs, only 2 that speak with words, some with significant
08May2015

How Charlie the Bearded Dragon is Impacting Students

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Meet Charlie.  Charlie is the classroom pet at the Success Center in the Danville Community School District. Not only does Charlie have quite the personality, but he also provides quite an experience for the students who interact with him.   Ms. Krekel, the At-Risk teacher/coordinator for the district, brought Charlie to the Success Center over
06Apr2015

Autism Awareness Month – Mrs. Stark’s Classroom Pet Experience

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we want to share with you one teacher’s experience with classroom pets.  As you saw in our last blog post, recent studies show the benefits of having autistic children interact with pets.  These benefits not only ring true in the home, but also extend to the classroom.   Melissa
16Feb2015

Building Empathy in the Classroom

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One of the hot topics in educational and societal discussions today is how to build empathy and encourage compassion in the youth of today. As we continue to strive find ways to better both academic and character education, some teachers have found one tool that is having an impact in the lives of their students:
29Dec2014

Classroom Pet Project at Weaverville Primary School

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Looking for ideas on how to get your students involved with and excited about caring for a classroom pet?  Last week on our blog, we posted about Mr. Powell, a teacher at Weaverville Primary School who has made getting a classroom pet an excited project that the students have really invested in.  Take a look
04Dec2014

Grant Program Aids CenClear Child Services in Enhancing Classrooms

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  Grant Program Aids CenClear Child Services in Enhancing Classrooms   Pets in the Classroom provides financial support to teachers for the purpose of enhancing the classroom learning environment   Pets in the Classroom, a grant program that provides funding to teachers to purchase and maintain classroom pets, has provided Cen-Clear Child Services with 73
03Nov2014

Teacher Testimonials on Classroom Pets

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The stories we receive from teachers about their experiences with classroom pets continue to impress us.  Here are a few comments we received from a few Las Vegas area teachers:   Students enjoyed visiting the pets as they checked out their library books. The pets help make our school library a warm, happy place. Some
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
13Jun2014

Teacher Improves Classroom through Pets in the Classroom Grant

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Second grade teacher, Miss Brittney Jobak, recently ramped up the learning curve in her Warren, Michigan classroom with excitement and responsibility through a grant she received from Pet Care Trust and their program Pets in the Classroom.   The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides teachers like Miss Jobak with financial support to purchase
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