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Letters to Mutt-i-grees®

Writing letters to Mutt-i-grees® is a creative way to apply lessons on empathy and feelings in your classroom. Encourage students to think about life from the perspective of a Mutt-i-gree® awaiting adoption at a shelter: How might s/he feel? How can you help? Are there any lessons you can learn from Mutt-i-grees®?

If your students have written letters to Mutt-i-grees®, we want to hear from you! Send copies of student letters to [email protected]. If an entire class submits letters, students are eligible to receive a prize.

Jeter’s Tail Wagging Tips
Jeter, Mutt-i-gree® Extraordinaire and member of the Mutt-i-grees® Canine Corps, has his own advice column called Jeter’s Tail Wagging Tips. Students at the Fenton Charter Public Schools in California write to Jeter seeking advice on all topics and he replies to all student letters. Since his penmanship isn’t the greatest, Jeter’s best friend and school counselor, Toni Frear, helps him with replies. Read some of the letters below:

Student Letters Show Empathy for
Mutt-i-grees®

If you were to write a letter to a Mutt-i-gree® awaiting adoption at a shelter, what might you say? Taking a cue from the first lesson in the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, students in Mrs. Strawn’s 6th grade class at Clinton Intermediate School in Clinton, AR wrote to letters to
Mutt-i-grees® describing how the dogs might be feeling and illustrating how students might help. Read the touching letters below: