Winners of the Habitat Contest!

We want to thank all the teachers, voters, and sponsors for making this year’s #HabitatContest such a success!  We had many wonderful entries, and a very close finish!  The entry with the most votes was from skmarie with a whopping 2,987 votes! Congratulations!!...

The Power of Pets

Do you believe in the power of pets and the special human-animal bond? Loving a pet is a simple concept many of us remember from our childhood. But the joys and benefits of pet care extend beyond the home. Teachers confirm classroom pets have a lasting impact and...

Winners of the Annual Lesson Plan Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual Lesson Plan Contest! Thank you to all the great entries we received! The winners below won a $100 gift card. We had NINE winners!  Small Animal/Bird Pre-K-2nd: Amanda Foster – Hamster 2A and 2B 3rd-5th: Kelly...

4th annual Lesson Plan Contest

The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 9th grade teachers to enter their 4th annual Lesson Plan Contest.  Now through August 1st, teachers can submit their lesson plan ideas that center on the use of fish, reptiles, and small animals...

End of Year Reminder

IMPORTANT NEWS! Reimbursement Paperwork due July 30th and First day to apply is August 1st This is a reminder to all teachers that our school year ends June 30th, 2018. All reimbursement paperwork must be postmarked by this date. We cannot process any paperwork...

#HabitatContest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Pets in the Classroom #HabitatContest: Karen Koenig was the winner with 4306 votes!           Steve Shephard was the other winner whose entry was selected randomly.           We received so many wonderful entries and were happy to...

Habitat Contest

  Has your classroom pet settled into its school home? We’d love to see it!     The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 9th grade teachers with classroom pets to enter the Pets in the Classroom Habitat Contest. Now through December...

Now Accepting Applications

Pets in the Classroom is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year!  We are excited be able to provide pre-k through 9th grade teachers with funding to have classroom pets! If you are applying for a Pets in the Classroom grant, here are a few things to...

Pets in the Classroom Expands Eligibility

We are please to announce that the Pets in the Classroom grant program, which has previously been available to Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers, will be expanding its reach.  For the first time, teachers in 9th grade classrooms will also be eligible to...

Teachers Give Reasons for Having Classroom Pets

We asked teachers what the best reasons to have a classroom pet were and wanted to share some answers with you!    My favorite thing about having a class pet is that I have noticed kids who would never choose to socialize and interact in free time will get in groups...

End of the School Year Announcement

IMPORTANT End of the School Year Announcement! The Pets in the Classroom program runs each school year from August until June. We will not be taking applications in June (after June 1st) or July so that we can prepare for next school year. If you have questions, feel...

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