Students from Rachel Kinsella’s class at Barry Tech BOCES in Westbury, NY are immersed in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum! The school will be working with North Shore Animal League America on a Mutt-i-gree Grooming Event at their school where students will groom animals from a mill rescue or transport as part of their work with the Curriculum.
This year, schools, libraries, and afterschool programs around the country are helping their local shelters as part of North Shore Animal League America’s national Tour for Life®. In the spirit of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, communities are participating in Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties to raise funds and awareness for Mutt-i-grees®.
In early Spring 2014, North Shore Animal League America’s Mobile Rescue & Adoption Units will once again trek across the U.S. for our annual Tour For Life®, a life-saving nationwide adoption tour.
This year’s journey will be covering more than 17,000 miles to work with shelters and rescue groups to bring attention to and find homes for the wonderful homeless animals.
Mutt-i-gree teacher Melanie Brindley of Arch Ford Education Cooperative had students at Anne Watson Elementary School (Bigelow, AR) and students at Sallie Cone Preschool (Conway, AR) show comfort for Mutt-i-gree puppet by baking dog treats while he was feeling sad, as taught in Lesson 2.4 I am Sad in the Pre-K Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. The lesson emphasizes the importance of providing comfort to a person or a pet who is feeling sad or upset.
A library in Alabama has gone to the dogs...literally! When Albertville Public Library director Lisa Rowell heard about Mutt-i-grees in the Library last summer, she knew right away that she had to get her library involved. Since July 2013, the library has implemented a variety of Mutt-i-grees activities in their preschool storytime and also offered special activities for older children, including crafts, a visit from a certified therapy dog, and a variety of service learning activities.