This summer I did some research on pets in the classroom. I learned that having a pet in the class room is a good way to teach responsibility. Studies show that having a pet in the classroom might have a positive effect on grades. I interviewed one of the teachers at my school, Mrs. Walsh, who has a pet fish in her classroom. I talked to her and she said it is hard to keep the tank clean, and the fish has to go home on breaks and it is hard to chose someone to take the fish home. The children in the classroom take turns feeding the fish, and most of the kids enjoy it so that usually happens.
ReferencesByrd, M. (2016) Personal Notes from Interview with Mrs. Walsh, September 27th, 2016.
Pets in the Classroom (2016). "Benefits of Classroom Animals." http://www.petsintheclassroom.org/teachers/benefits-of-classroom-animals/. Viewed October 18th, 2016.
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