Birch Has a New Classmate!

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The kiddos are so excited so meet their new classmate….a spotted gecko!

Pets in a classroom have so many benefits, including…

” • Observing and caring for an animal instills a sense of responsibility and respect for life.
• A pet brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others—both animals and humans.
• Kids learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival.
• Students will see directly how their behavior and actions affect others.
• Studies show that the presence of animals tends to lessen tension in the classroom.”

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