Classroom Pets. Pets in the Classroom is a new grants program supporting responsible pet care in U.S. grammar school classrooms. Pets can change kids’ lives for the better, and a classroom is a great place to become acquainted with animals.
Raising-Rabbits has received no compensation for this review of the Pets in the Classroom program. We checked out their materials, liked what we saw, and encourage teachers of grades 1-6 to take advantage of this very positive program.
Kids benefit from exposure to pets in the classroom in ways that help to shape their lives for years to come. Pets encourage nurturing, help build self esteem, teach responsibility and pets become friends!
The goal of Pets in the Classroom is to
establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting
responsible pet care in grammar and middle school classrooms across the
Many public school teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals. That's why The Pet Care Trust sponsors Pets in the Classroom, helping teachers keep pets in their classrooms through direct, no-hassle grants. Grants are offered to public school kindergarten through sixth grade classes.
Applying is easy. Fill in the online form, submit it, and within 7 business days you should hear back with a decision. If you qualify, you'll receive a coupon sent directly to you for the support of your pet in the classroom project. That’s all there is to it.
The opportunity to positively impact the lives of children through pets is almost unquantifiable.
Pets Enrich The Classroom Experience
Use Classroom Pets to Enhance Students’ Math Skills
What a great way to illustrate the relevance of math in daily life, no matter the eventual career path!
Use Pets in the classroom to Enhance the Study of Science
No matter the species of classroom pet, pets make learning fun and interactive, often creating fresh interest in even tough subjects.
Use Pets in the Classroom to Enhance Students’ Writing and English Skills
Enhance Creativity and Art with Pets in the Classroom
Enhance Public Speaking Skills with Classroom Pets
Public Speaking can be one of those life-long phobias that
rank right up there with fear of death, even in adults. But when it comes to
pets, especially pets that youngsters have bonded with, cared for and feel
accomplishment about, kids like to talk and share. Giving the students the non-frightening
opportunity to present their scientific findings about their pets, their
stories, and their artwork to their classmates could possibly demystify public
speech for the rest of the student’s life.
Caring for another living creature is an important way to build kindness and empathy, which every human being needs. Additionally, some of the students might already be hot-wired with an affinity for animals. These could be budding veterinarians, ranchers, farmers, or scientists. Pets in the Classroom is a great way to give a healthy and supervised start to kids who just need the exposure to discover their true calling in life.
Different Types of Good School Pets
All of these animals make cool classroom pets:
Check it out. Then apply for your own no-hassle Pets in the Classroom grant and receive up to $150 to help defray your costs.
The good news is - Raising-Rabbits.com provides a wealth of
free information to help you and the children take good care of your classroom
pets. It's also a tremendous resource that the children can use to safely
research any rabbit-related science projects!