Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pets in the Classroom Grant

Meet Coco:

She's our precious new guinea pig. My students absolutely adore her! She's been a wonderful addition to our classroom. Several of my struggling readers love reading to her which gives me an opportunity to complete their running records in a more comfortable atmosphere. Every week I appoint two students to be in Coco's Fan Club. They are in charge of cleaning her cage, feeding, and giving her water. It's such a great way to teach them responsibility.

I got her and this cage for practically free using a grant called Pets in the Classroom. They offer grants for almost any small animal sold at PetsMart or Petco. Click HERE to learn how you can apply for the grant.

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