November Featured Teacher

When it comes to having pets in the classroom, Diane Jones, a Jr. High Science Teacher at St. Louis School in Batesville, Indiana, has experience. This teacher of 21 years has always had pets in her classroom, and currently has two bunnies, two guinea pigs, a...

October Featured Teacher

There are many different ways a pet can be involved in the school community.  Pets in the Classroom’s October Featured Teacher, Kim Messina, a social worker in Tampa, Florida, shared with us how she uses hermit crabs at her school as an attendance incentive. Here’s...

September Featured Teacher

Hearing from other teachers can be a wonderful way to learn about how to better your classroom environment through a classroom pet, which why we want to introduce you to this month’s featured teacher, Angela Meyer!  Angela is a kindergarten teacher in Simi Valley,...

6 Creative Ways to Enhance Curriculum with Classroom Pets

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,...

Applying for a Pets in the Classroom Grant

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...

Which Pet is the Right Option for Your Classroom?

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...

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