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Reading Our Class Pet with your youngsters  will lead to a class discussion! What are the benefits of having a pet? What are the responsibilities that come along with it? This resource provides prompts and activities to facilitate these discussions. Young learners answer discussion questions about the story, discuss adding word endings to root words, and complete a short writing connection with sentence frames. 
Students explore pet care. In this animal welfare lesson, students discuss how individuals provide for their pets. Students also discuss how they can contribute to local shelters to help animals in their care.
Students explore pet care professions. In this pet care instructional activity, students research print and Internet sources regarding pet care occupations. Students write job descriptions for the professions they research.
Having a class pet means knowing what all living things need to survive. Children in preschool through grade one, take on the responsibility of caring for a class pet, while discussing the necessity for food, water, and shelter. They take turns caring for the animal and periodically discussing its behavior. They also ponder whether or not they think the animal is getting everything it needs to survive. Tip: If you are not allowed to have furry class pets, fish or insects are a good option. 
Students complete internet based research on pet care in order to prepare a written and oral presentation for the class. They examine the life span, environment, food and grooming of the pet they chose to research. They complete the associated research worksheet as they prepare their research.
Learners discuss animal adoption and pet care. In this pet lesson plan, students listen to the story Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts. They discuss animals body language, feelings, and how to best car for them. 
Learners discover the importance of proper pet care. In this animal welfare lesson, students write a mock diary of all the things a pet owner must do on a daily basis. Learners estimate the amount of time that is needed to properly care for a pet.
Students explore animal characteristics by reading a story in class. In this pet ownership lesson, students read the book Our Class Pet and discuss their feelings about the book based on the cover. Students read the non-fiction story and answer study questions.
Students calculate the costs of properly caring for a pet. In this animal welfare activity, students use pet supply catalogs and websites to gather information about the cost of caring for a pet. Students are divided into groups and are assigned a different pet to research the cost of owning. Each group presents their findings.
The humane society has created a foundational math symbols lesson plan. The class defines the words plus, minus and equals, then solves math equations based on proper pet care.
Challenge young mathematicians to buy classroom supplies by staying within the means of a $1,000 budget. The mathematical activity provides learners with the opportunity to decide what items from the supply list would benefit a class of 20 young scholars, and calculate the totals using the four operations. A comprehensive approach to costs and benefits, children can create a labeled bar graph to represent the use of the money. Because there will be various solutions to the investigation, class members are encouraged to compare their choices with a partner. Note: A misalignment in the activity says that students will engage in Common  Core standard MP3, but it is actually MP4.
In this writing learning exercise, students write a report about a pet they own, have owned, or would like to have. Students read a nonfiction pet book, then write the report, answering all of the 7 questions listed.
Young scholars investigate animal welfare. In this animal welfare lesson, students listen to the book Oh, the Pets You Can Get! and create a bar graph of the pets mentioned in the book. Young scholars discuss how to properly care for pets.
Students investigate the concept of pet care and cats. For this cat lesson, students discuss responsibilities for pet care and take a cat quiz. Students discuss where to get their cats and how to care for them. Students may visit an animal shelter and then create a collage about cat characteristics.
Students examine the needs of a pet. In this animal welfare lesson, students define the terms "needs" and "wants." Students brainstorm the needs of a pet.
Students discuss how to spend money wisely. In this consumer math lesson, students read the book, Mr. Popper's Penguins and discuss how much it costs to take care of a pet. Students complete a worksheet to calculate the total cost of pet care.
Students explore the jobs of veterinarians. In this pet care lesson, students watch a veterinarian at work and explore pet care through literature.
Learners explore animal lifestyles by illustrating images. In this pet care lesson, students discuss their own pets and the conditions animals need to survive in both nature or a home. Learners draw snakes and complete an activity sheet based on the different types of animals in our society.
Learners discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership. In this animal welfare lesson plan, students visit selected websites to investigate the attributes of the pit bull. Learners also consider the costs and how to care for dogs.
Students complete a dog care booklet. In this language arts lesson, students discuss what needs to be done to care for a dog. Students write a dog care booklet and write a story about their pet.