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...

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...

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