Pets Teacher Resources
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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. For this pet care lesson, 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.
Students discuss animal adoption and pet care. In this pet lesson, 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.
Students 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. Students estimate the amount of time that is needed to properly care for a pet.
Learners 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. Learners read the non-fiction story and answer study questions.
Students calculate the costs of properly caring for a pet. In this animal welfare lesson, 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. The class defines the words plus, minus and equals, then solves math equations based on proper pet care.
In this writing worksheet, 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.
Students investigate animal welfare. In this animal welfare lesson plan, students listen to the book Oh, the Pets You Can Get! and create a bar graph of the pets mentioned in the book. Students discuss how to properly care for pets.
Students investigate the concept of pet care and cats. In 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 instructional activity, students define the terms "needs" and "wants." Students brainstorm the needs of a pet.
Pupils 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. Pupils complete a worksheet to calculate the total cost of pet care.
Students explore the jobs of veterinarians. For this pet care lesson, students watch a veterinarian at work and explore pet care through literature.
High schoolers discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership. In this animal welfare lesson plan, students visit selected websites to investigate the attributes of the pit bull. High schoolers also consider the costs and how to care for dogs.
Students 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. Students draw snakes and complete an activity sheet based on the different types of animals in our society.
Students complete a dog care booklet. In this language arts instructional activity, 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.
Young scholars explore pet care. In this pet care lesson, students discuss dogs and cats and read a book about pets. Young scholars invite a veterinarian to class to discuss the topic.