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So far Jessica Klein has created 34 blog entries.

Making an Impact in Public Libraries

“Mutt-i-grees is a natural fit for public libraries. We are all about having fun, educating, and teaching empathy. Mutt-i-grees is also an opportunity to offer creative programming on a shoestring budget.” When Robin Sofge started as a full-time Youth Services Librarian at Bull Run Regional Library this past December, she - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Book Recommendations by Two Reading Therapy Dogs

If you stop by Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA on a given day, you might run into two very special visitors: Dascha and Jack, the library’s two dedicated reading therapy dogs. Along with their handlers, these loyal pups participate in the library’s Ruff’s Pack Readers program, which promotes literacy and a lifelong love - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Connecticut Friends School Help Animals Exercise!

Students from the Connecticut Friends School completed a project as part of their school’s partnership with the Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk, CT. The students began using the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum earlier in the trimester, and teachers wanted to be sure they made a service learning connection with their use of it. In - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Kentucky School District Hosts Mutt-i-grees Retreat

“The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum teaches essential life skills and promotes good citizenship. And our entire community benefits from it!” Students from Boyd County Middle School and Catlettsburg Elementary in Boyd County, KY participated in the school district’s first ever Mutt-i-grees retreat. The goal? To encourage community engagement by offering students a unique - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

D is for Decisions

We love seeing Mutt-i-gree Puppet in action! He had a blast helping students in Mrs. Kayla Moore's class at Sallie Cone Preschool Center in Conway, AR create "D" dog art while discussing decision-making as part of lessons from the Dealing with Decisions theme in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum.

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Idea Exchange

Teaching Students Social and Emotional Skills

Adam E., School Intervention Specialist at Van Buren County School Based Mental Health in Arkansas uses the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to teach students social and emotional skills that will help them succeed in school. He has incorporated as many of the readings, resources, and activities from the Curriculum as he can, which helps keep the - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Meet Roxie: Dog as Physical Therapist

Roxie is a 7 year old dog owned by Susan Picking, a Physical Therapist with the Meriden, CT Public Schools. Susan writes: "I have had Roxie since she was a puppy. Two years ago Roxie and I completed training and were certified as a pet partner team. I have also taken cl asses to allow - Read more

By: Susan Picking | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree

Mutt-i-grees® Song and Dance

Students and teachers across the country have integrated song and dance into their Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Here are a few examples, feel free to adopt these songs for your students. Or, perhaps they will inspire you to write your own?

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Idea Exchange, Video Gallery