I just found out that Petsmart is offering grants to teachers to help them get pets in the classroom. I was pretty annoyed by it. I feel like there are so many reasons animals shouldn't be in classroom that I don't even know where to start. Some common suggestions where guinea pigs or leopard geckos. Classrooms with a lot of activity could frighten animals like guinea pigs. What happens to them on the weekend? Do they get enough attention in a classroom setting? Don't you have to have more than one? Leopard geckos are primarily nocturnal. I only keep one as a pet because I keep such unusual hours that I can feed him and hang out with him according to his schedule. They would get stressed out being taken home on the weekends but I guess they'd fare better for 2days than a guinea pig would. Hermit crabs? If the water evaporates out on Saturday that guy is without until Monday.