April’s Featured Teacher – Sara Carnohan

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...

March Featured Teacher – John Trimble

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,...

February Featured Teacher

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

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,...

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!  For the first time in the contest’s history, Pets in the Classroom is happy to announce that...

The Importance of Keeping Records for Your Classroom Pet

Classroom pets offer an exciting learning opportunity for students that can enrich their lives in a multitude of ways. But as any pet owner knows, caring for an animal can be a lot of work! Just like humans, pets have specific dietary needs, health concerns, likes and...

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