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Mutt-i-grees® in the News Winter 2018

Muttigrees in the News: Winter 2018

Happy New Year!

Brrrrr ... Here at Mutt-i-grees the cold weather makes us think about another really visual word that means kindness — warmhearted. What makes you and your students feel warmhearted? How do Mutt-i-grees make your students feel warmhearted? Here are some ideas:

Cat with Pink Heart around Face

How Does a Mutt-i-gree Warm Your Heart?

For a fun twist on Valentine’s Day, ask students to bring in a picture or do a drawing of their favorite Mutt-i-gree and share why they are special. Then they can make a card for their Mutt-i-gree Valentine! Students don’t need to have a dog or cat of their own. They can draw or write to an animal they know, or pick a favorite dog or cat from your local shelter or the Animal League America website.

Check out other great Valentine’s Day ideas on our Mutt-i-grees Pinterest board to inspire you. 


Dog Smiling

Yip Tip: Compliments Really Warm Your Heart!

This is a great circle time or homeroom activity to start your students’ day off on a positive note:

What I Like About You ... A-Z
Go around the circle with each child saying something they like or admire about the person next to them that starts with successive letters of the alphabet. So, the first child uses an A, second child uses a B, and so on. It can be a physical trait or a behavior they like or admire about their classmate. Make sure to include yourself and any classroom assistants in the loop, too! Or, start at Z and go backwards.

Yip Tips are part of Muttigrees At Home. For a limited time download your complimentary copy here! If you prefer to purchase a hard copy, please contact us.


Mission: Muttigrees - 2018

2018 Mission: Mutt-i-grees Is About to Start!

Mission: Mutt-i-grees is an annual initiative, providing opportunities for you and your students to reach out to animal shelters in your community and make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. Two events are scheduled: Tour for Life and Global Pet Adoptathon.

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Mutt-i-grees Curriculum & Purina: Changing Lives in St. Louis

Mutt-i-grees Curriculum & Purina:
Changing Lives in St. Louis

Through an innovative partnership with Purina, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is reaching at-risk youth in St. Louis, Missouri through many diverse organizations and training programs.

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Rosie Ferrell - Innovator

From Mutt-i-grees Ambassador to Innovator

Rosie Ferrell, a junior at Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, brought the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to her school to raise awareness and get more students involved in animal welfare issues.

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Muttigrees Book Recommendations

Great Books to Check Out

February's calendar brings Valentine’s Day, Random Acts of Kindness Day, and Presidents' Day. Check out these books to warm your students’ hearts, and many more at Book Recommendations.

Kate & Pippin

Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story
by Martin Springett and Isobel Springett

Random Acts of Kindness by Animals

Random Acts of Kindness by Animals
by Stephanie Laland

Abe Lincoln Loved Animals

Abe Lincoln Loved Animals
by Ellen Jackson


Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl V

Don’t Miss Kitten Bowl V!

Kids especially love to see Mutt-i-gree kittens in action every year on Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl, a Mutt-i-grees alternative to the Super Bowl airing on Sunday, February 4 at 12 noon. Catch all the excitement and meet all the adorable cat-letes here. 

Interested in finding more cat activities? See our Mutt-i-grees companion resource: Cats Are Mutt-i-grees 2!

Cats are Muttigrees 2


School Dogs Work Their Magic

School Dogs Work Their Magic

Jeter in California and Dixie in Arkansas are two famous Mutt-i-grees school dogs. Now, Brightly and Shine at New Bridges Elementary School in Brooklyn, New York, have joined the ranks. Watch them motivating students as only dogs can do on this CBS This Morning segment.

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The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and its ancillary products were developed by Yale University School of the 21st Century in collaboration with The Pet Savers Foundation.