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Mutt-i-grees in the Library

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Mutt-i-grees in the Library 2018-07-17T09:50:17+00:00

“It allows libraries to be a place to learn and explore as well, and it is fairly easy to implement the ideas in the binder, while stil allowing for personal creativity.” – Martha Boksenbaum

HOW MUTT-I-GREES IS USED IN LIBRARIES

Reading with Mutt-i-grees with Abilities Inc.

Students of all abilities enjoy the hands-on activities of the Curriculum to learn important social emotional learning and academic skills.

Gardiner Library Loves Mutt-i-grees!

This library uses The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to help children build self-awareness and learn the unique traits of themselves by learning about the unique traits of shelter dogs.

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Mutt-i-grees in the Library Features

As we wrote the library application for the Curriculum we realized that libraries —whether in the neighborhood or part of a school — vary in size, resources, and demographics, and reflect the communities they serve. So we designed the Curriculum’s library kit as a guide and inspiration that libraries can customize to meet the needs, characteristics, and interests of their constituents. The kit features imaginative strategies and materials to engage children, teens, and families, using books, activities, crafts, and stories that impart the principles of social-emotional learning while addressing the issues affecting homeless animals. Some libraries have the Mutt-i-grees puppet in circulation; some feature books about shelter dogs. Often, librarians collaborate with local animal shelters and use Mutt-i-grees in the Library with middle school and high school patrons or as part of an after school programing.

Librarians using Mutt-i-grees programming select from a range of other activities and ideas, which often spark other ideas. Many of our suggested activities provide librarians with ideas to modify or adapt existing programs to incorporate the Mutt-i-grees themes. Other activities lend themselves to ongoing programming that frequently leads to group efforts, like our M.UT.T.S Clubs. These clubs give members a chance to see that their compassion, leadership, and talents can make a difference in the lives of pets and the people who love them.

Each kit includes the following:

  • 25 comprehensive activity plans

  • Vocabulary and key words (in English and Spanish)

  • Discussion prompts

  • Recommended readings and resources

  • Stretching and breathing exercises

  • Templates and worksheets

  • Letters to engage families (in English and Spanish)

  • Snapshots of animal welfare issues

  • Suggestions for family and community involvement

  • Opportunities for creative expression

  • Service learning activities

  • Plush dog puppet

  • Backpack

  • Posters and signage

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Download the brochure and learn how the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum can make a difference for your students.

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