Studies indicate that classroom pets may help students improve their skills and engage more effectively with subject matter across a wide variety of disciplines, from reading and writing to art and science. In addition, classroom pets encourage better social skills,...Pets in the Classroom invites you to apply for a grant! We continually hear first-hand accounts from teachers on how their classroom pets impact the lives of their students. We are excited to be able to provide funding to teachers across the US and Canada to...If you are considering adding a pet to your classroom, one of the most important decisions you will make is which type of animal to choose. From little hermit crabs to snuggly rabbits, a wide variety of pets have the power to bring your lessons to life, keep students...Teachers Share the Value of Classroom Pets Survey produced by the Pets in the Classroom grant program shows that children experience behavioral and school performance improvements as a result of having a classroom pet Teachers across the U.S. and Canada have shared...Meet our June Featured Teacher, Christina Cunningham! Ms. Cunningham is the 5th grade teacher at Imagine Chancellor in Delray Beach, Florida. Her classroom pet, Taki the Bearded Dragon, is beloved by students and Ms. Cunningham, and is making a difference in the...It’s the end of the school year which means it’s the end of the 2018-19 grant cycle for Pets in the Classroom! Here are a few reminders on what that means for grant recipients: June 30th, 2019 is the final deadline for any rebate or sustaining grant paperwork and...Our featured teacher for the month of April is Sara Carnohan. She is a 1st grade teacher at Conowingo Elementary School in Conowingo, Maryland. Her classroom pet, a betta fish named Bubbles, has built a sense of responsibility, reduced stress and anxiety, and...Meet our March Featured Teacher, John Trimble! Mr. Trimble is the Science/STEM Teacher at Franklin School in Corvallis, OR. His classroom pet, Groot the Bearded Dragon, has helped him improve his classroom climate! Why did you decide to get a bearded dragon? Safe,...We want to introduce you to a new monthly feature from Pets in the Classroom! We continually hear from teachers who share their stories and experiences with us, and we decided we should share their experiences and wisdom with you! Each month, we will do a short...Bringing a Pet into Your Classroom: How to Ease the Transition for Both the Pet and Your Students From geckos to hamsters to turtles, classroom pets offer powerful learning opportunities for children and can boost their happiness and engagement at school. However,...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! For the first time in the contest’s history, Pets in the Classroom is happy to announce that...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...The Pets in the Classroom grant program has launched its annual Habitat Contest, inviting pre-kindergarten through 9th-grade teachers to submit photos of their classroom pets’ habitats. All submissions will be featured on the Pets in the Classroom website, and...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...As part of a recent survey conducted by the Pets in the Classroom grant program, teachers across the U.S. and Canada have shared valuable insight into the many benefits that classroom pets can bring to the educational setting. The survey — which was conducted this...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...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...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... 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...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pet Food Institute Donation to Aid Washington, D.C. Teachers The Pets in the Classroom grant program was selected to receive a donation of $5,000 from the Pet Food Institute. Thanks to a generous donation from the Pet Food Institute, many...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...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...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...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...We received some wonderful thank you notes from a 4th grade class at Traut Core Knowledge School in Fort Collins, CO. We just had to share!