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21Oct2014

Teachers Tell the Benefits of Classroom Pets

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…there are so many benefits to classroom pets!  The Pets in the Classroom grant was started by the Pet Care Trust to help teachers spread these benefits to their students, and we are definitely doing that!  Here is what teachers are saying about their classroom pets and
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
09Jun2014

Carl, the Classroom Bearded Dragon

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In our last post, we told you about teacher Linda Graham and her classroom pet, Carl.  Ms. Graham teaches 4th grade boys at Global Leadership Academy in West Philadelphia, PA.  We did a little Q&A with her and, since her classroom pet experience has been such a great one, we thought we would share a
02Jun2014

Students Experience Advancement Thanks to a Classroom Pet

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For many students, school work can be stressful.  And as students struggle, good teachers look for ways to help their students improve.  For Ms. Linda Graham and her 4th grade class of boys at Global Leadership Academy in West Philadelphia, PA, improvement came through Carl, the Bearded Dragon.   “Since Carl came into the classroom,
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
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