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Celebrate Earth Day April 22 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, Holiday and Seasonal Themes, 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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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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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?

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

Mutt-i-grees® Reading Room

Students and teachers at South Side School (AR) campus have created a Mutt-i-grees® Reading Room! Second grade students come once a week to read to Tripp, the school’s resident teaching Mutt-i-gree®. Students are so excited to get one-on-one time with Tripp and look forward to reading to him. The school also uses their Mutt-i-grees® Reading - Read more

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Finding Feelings

Finding Feelings, the second theme in the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, teaches children to understand and label their own emotions and the emotions of others. Before children can begin to figure out how others might be feeling, they have to be attuned to their own feelings. Adults, too, need to be aware, not only of the - Read more

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