The Pet Care Trust’s Pets in the Classroom grant program has begun accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year! Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers in both private and public schools who desire to introduce a pet into the classroom or already have a pet in the classroom are welcome to apply.
Just fill out the application and tell them about yourself, your students and your classroom. Email them the application, and they’ll get back to you with a decision within 3-4 weeks. If you qualify, they’ll send a certificate or coupons (depending on grant type) directly to you for the support of your classroom pets within 4-6 weeks from the date of approval.
So… what type of pet would your classroom enjoy? I’ve had hamsters, guinea pigs, and a snake over the years. I think I am going to apply to get a guinea pig for my first graders!