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What can I do with a desk pet?
It鈥檚 the perfect size to sit on their desk. Desk pets can be used as a behavior system. Here鈥檚 what Emily, a Kindergarten teacher does. She sends this note home with the students and each student gets a desk pet and a plastic container for their pet. When students follow rules in the class they earn points that they can use in the 鈥淧et Shop.鈥?/div>Desk Pets | Why to Add Them To Your Class This Year
Are desk pets positive reinforcement strategies?
After some research, it turns out Desk Pets are actually a positive reinforcement strategy I can get behind. Plus, you can use them to practice writing and during a science unit on habitats! Desk Pets are simply 3D animal mini-erasers students keep at their desks or workstations (you can start with a 32 pack, 60 pack, or even 100 pack !).
How does the pet shop work?
The Pet shop has food for their pet, balls, accessories and more pets! If the student is not following the rules then she will have to babysit the pet for the day on her desk.
How do I get my students to use the pet hotel?
I love the idea of 鈥淎nimal Control鈥?coming around at the end of each day to take the pets to the Pet Hotel for the night. My simple solution is to put a bin labeled Pet Hotel by the door where students drop their Desk Pets (in their individual labeled containers) on the way out. 7. Let them build habitats