• Pets in the Classroom

     

    Pets in the classroom will be used to bring learning about our environment to life. Classroom Pets Stimulate Learning! Classroom animals are wonderful resources for teachers to make learning fun in all subjects!

    -Pets provide new and engaging ways to teach science. Students could observe the turtle in its habitat and write about what would happen if different organisms move in to the same habitat with the turtle.

    -Pets enrich the classroom experience.

    • Even kids with no exposure to animals or nature in their home environment can see, feel, touch and make connections to the wide world of animals.
      • Observing and caring for an animal instills a sense of responsibility and respect for life.
      • A pet brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others—both animals and humans.
      • Kids learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival.
      • Students will see directly how their behavior and actions affect others.
      • Studies show that the presence of animals tends to lessen tension in the classroom.

    Pets Encourage Nurturing.

    Pets Build Self-Esteem

    Pets Teach Responsibility

    Metoyer's Gecko

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    Mason's Pets

    Skittles the Bunny