This is just a summary of ideas for incorporating pets into your classroom. For more details, click on each heading to view the full blog on that subject.
Class Pet Ideas - Vet-Approved Advice from petMD
There are countless ways to focus learning around your pet in the classroom. From in-class assignments to take-home projects and from coloring pages to crafts, here are some great ideas to enhance your connection to, and understanding of, your pet.
Top 10 Worst Classroom Pets | petMD
Earlier this year, did a series of blogs on ways to incorporate classroom pets into your curriculum. As you prepare for the new school year, we thought we would revisit some of those ideas in order to refresh the minds of teachers who have been following our blog for a while, and to give those new to some new ideas.
What is the Best Class Pet? | Miss Bindergarten's Classroom
As a 5th grade teacher, I know how important it is to plan creative and interesting lesson plans to engage my students. Any teacher knows that the more interested in the assignment students are, then the better quality work you’re likely to get from them. I don’t have to look much further than our class pet, Theodore G. Pig, to generate ideas I know my students will enjoy! Here are some lesson plan ideas to incorporate in the classroom:Preschool students in Asheville, North Carolina adopted class pets over 300 miles away from their classroom. The Creative Arts Preschool at the Asheville Performing Arts Academy partnered with West Brunswick High School mathematics instructor, Jessica Skipper, to create an across-state learning experience. Skipper, who resides near Holden Beach, introduced several chicks and two ducklings to her home earlier this past week. As she raises the baby animals, she will send pictures and videos to the preschool classroom in Asheville. Creative Arts Preschool Director, Kylee Frye, will incorporate the long-distance class pets into classroom lessons. With technology, the pen-pal experience will include exchanging pictures and videos. The Asheville students will watch their class pets grow each week and will send their own drawings and ideas to their new coastal friends.