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High School Lessons Available for Preview

We are excited to announce that the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum for Grades 9-12 is in production! Educators who have piloted the Grades 9-12 lessons say that students are motivated and engaged by the activities and discussions.

Mutt-i-grees® and the Common Core Standards

The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum is designed for use in various classroom settings and afterschool programs. It can be used on its own or integrated within core academic subject areas. Each lesson includes a selection of activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum Approved by Archdiocese of Hartford

The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum has been added to the list of approved curricula for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. Mrs. Valerie Mara, Director of Curriculum Design evaluated the Curriculum and requested that Dr. Dale Hoyt, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, formally approve it for use in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

Renée Felice Smith Helps Save Animals’ Lives by Filming a Public Service Announcement for the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum


Elementary school volunteers make Mutt-i-gree puppets for the Mutt-i-gree Curriculum Public Service Announcement. From left to right: Jessi Bianco, Sophia Chong, Jennifer Larrea (teacher), Cole Sciacca, Avery Smith, Lily Ritterman-Pena, A.J. Cserenyi, Spokesperson Renée Felice Smith, and Dariel Sanchez.