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15Apr2014

Life Lessons from Guinea Pigs Cuddles and Bubbles

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In our last blog post, we told you about Kristin Shanley, a science teacher at Bethune Community School in North Minneapolis, and her experience with her classroom pets. Well, Shanley had so many great things to say that we thought we would share a bit more of her experience with you and the lessons her
31Mar2014

Minneapolis Teacher Sees Improvements in Classroom Behavior

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Pets in the Classroom Classroom dynamics can be difficult for any teacher.  But the best teachers work hard to better the classroom environment and cultivate a love for learning.  Take Kristin Shanley.  She teaches 18 different science classes a week for ages ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade at Bethune Community School in North Minneapolis.
18Mar2014

Notes of Gratitude

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Google As you may have heard, Pets in the Classroom has provided grants to over 38,000 teachers!  We are so thankful that we are able to provides these grants to teachers and know that teachers are thankful too!  Just read a few of the notes we have received from teachers expressing their gratitude:   I
10Mar2014

More from Mr. Crouse on His Classroom Pet Experience

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In our last blog post, we heard a little bit about teacher Rodney Crouse’s experience with classroom pets and the Pets in the Classroom grant program.  Since teachers are such a wonderful source on the Pets in the Classroom experience, we thought we would share a little more from Mr. Crouse…   On the Pets
25Feb2014

Mr. Crouse’s Experience with Classroom Pets

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Pets in the Classroom   Complete with a parakeet named Grace, guppies, snails, dwarf frogs, ghost shrimp, sword tails, and a bristle nose pleco, Rodney Crouse’s first grade classroom at Vandalia Elementary School is brimming and bustling with activity. Specializing in science curriculum, Mr. Crouse originally heard about the Pets in the Classroom grant program
13Jan2014

Classroom Pets – Emotional Benefits for Students

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Google Classroom pets can be wonderful aids in the classroom by providing an example for teachers to build curriculum  around.  They help make learning exciting when they are included in reading, writing, math, and science lessons.  But they do more than that – they also benefit the students emotionally:   Thank you so much for
30Dec2013

Supporting Teachers with Classroom Pets

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We hear first-hand from teachers about the many benefits of classroom pets.  And there are many.  We provide grants to teachers to purchase classroom pets because these benefits better the lives of students as well as the teacher in ways that might not be possible without our grant for financial support.  Just take a look…
23Dec2013

Teachers Express Appreciation for Pets in the Classroom

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We receive so many great letters from teachers who want to express their appreciation for the grant money they receive from Pets in the Classroom.  Here are a few we want to share with you…   Thank you so much for your generous donation of $100.00 towards acquiring a pet for my classroom.    I
20Dec2013

Teachers’ Perspectives on Classroom Pets

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Google We at Pets in the Classroom believe that other teachers are a great resource for understanding the benefits of classroom pets, the impact they can make, and the teaching tool they can be.  Here are a couple of great letters that will give you a little more insight into our grant program and  the
25Nov2013

Teacher Testimonials

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Google There are many benefits to having pets in the classroom, but don’t take our word for it. See what some of the teachers who have received our grant have to say…   I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am for the grant to establish an aquarium in my kindergarten classroom.  Young
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