Pets in the Classroom from Pet Care Trust.mp4 [HD, 720p] Critters in the Classroom. Why dogs reduce stress in classrooms. Pets in the Classroom: KinderArt - K12 (For Teachers & Homeschoolers) Www.KINDERART.com Printer-Friendly Page Pets in the Classroom Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater [Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt.com] Pets are a wonderful source of happiness and inspiration.
Educators have used animals in the classroom for decades. From a goldfish filled aquarium to the hamster who roams the classroom floor in his roller ball, there is no doubt that critters are a great educational tool. Port Angeles School Board to ban classroom pets. PORT ANGELES, Wash. - The Port Angeles School Board is banning classroom pets because of concerns that dogs, rabbits, snakes and baby chicks threaten student health and safety.
The Peninsula Daily News reports the board voted 4-1 in favor of the ban this week and will take a final vote at its June 11 meeting. “Why can’t we have a classroom gerbil?” Asked Sarah Methner, the lone board member who voted against the ban. "It's a nanny state gone wild. " But Lonnie Linn, board vice president and a member of the committee that created the wording for the new rule change, said a classroom gerbil is nothing more than a "varmint. " What's the Problem With Classroom 'Pets'? Many teachers consider bringing animals into their classrooms as a way to teach students about responsibility, pet care, animal science, and more.
We know that many teachers who keep classroom “pets” do so with good intentions, but the classroom simply isn’t a suitable home for an animal. There are many issues that come along with having class “pets,” so we hope that you’ll keep the following in mind before choosing to keep an animal in your school.