Unqua Elementary School in Massapequa, NY began implementing the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum this fall and the students are loving it! To enhance what they are learning in the classroom, students visited North Shore Animal League America this week for a behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s largest no-kill rescue organization. Both the students and the puppies and kittens they visited with truly enjoyed the experience.
Inspired by the charitable work of one of her classmates, a New York City middle school student, named Sam, has raised $100 for North Shore Animal League America’s Help Me Heal Program. Sam is a member of her school’s YAP (or Youth Animal Protectors) Club and studies the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. These two programs work in conjunction at her school to teach students about animals in need and encourage relevant service learning projects.
A Mutt-i-grees® student in New York City, named Kaia, is putting the curriculum to good use; inspiring selfless acts from those around her and, in doing so, raising money for animals in need.
Jack with his dog, Toby
An 11-year-old Mutt-i-grees® student in New York City, named Jack Hillyer, is putting the curriculum to good use; fusing what he’s learned about rescue animals in school with his talent for animation to illustrate the beauty of adopting a pet from a shelter.
The Mutt-i-grees outreach team was on site at Citifield for the New York City School Library System 25th Annual Conference last week, connecting with school librarians and teachers from all five New York City boroughs. The conference featured a wide range of workshop sessions on emerging technology, literacy, inquiry, and instructional strategies.