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Celebrate Earth Day in Your Classroom with Mutt-i-grees

Looking for impactful lessons for Earth Day? Look no further. Each of the five themes of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum directly relates to making the earth a better place. Our humane education and social emotional learning Curriculum teaches respect for self, others, animals, and the environment. There are many activities and initiatives you can choose in - Read more

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

Keep Your Resolutions this Year

Research says that only 8 percent of even the most determined Americans keep their New Year’s resolutions. Think about it: The salad has barely wilted … and we’re ordering french fries. Why? There are lots of reasons, but experts agree that chief among them is a lack of social support. Going it alone almost - Read more

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4 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day in the Classroom

Started as an international day of observation in 1998, November 13th marks World Kindness Day. It is a day that recognizes small acts of generosity to large scale efforts and our Mutt-i-grees program can drive acts of kindness. Encouraging students across the globe, to cultivate kindness and compassion will bolster their confidence and show - Read more

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Teaching Empathy and Compassion in Afterschool Programs

When you think of a Mutt-i-gree, an adorable rescue dog or cat probably comes to mind. But have you ever considered that a stuffed animal could be an adequate substitute for teaching empathy and compassion?While increasing numbers of schools are adopting school dogs as part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, one school district is making a - Read more

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Beat the “Summer Slide” with Mutt-i-grees

Each year, many children — particularly those from low-income backgrounds — lose as much as three months of reading skills during the summer. Known as the “summer slide,” this learning loss is cumulative and can leave some children up to three years behind their peers by the end of fifth grade. In Arkansas, educators - Read more

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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.

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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?

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