Be the cool teacher this year and apply for a grant to have a pet in the classroom for FREE!
According to Hip2Save:
On August 1st,Pets in the Classroomwill once again begin taking applications for the 2019 – 2020 school year! This amazing grant program provides teachers financial support to purchase and maintain small animals in their classroom – anything from a fish, hamster, gerbil, guinea pig or parakeet.
Note that this isnota first come first-served program – ALLteachers that qualify for the programwill receive a grant! They do ask that you carefully consider what type of pet you want for your room as well as district guidelines and even suggest that you have your students vote on what type of animal they would prefer!