Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A group of fourth graders from Capital City Public Charter School (CCPCS)spent one of the last days of the 2014-2015 school year touring WARL. The year-long CCPCS partnership enabled eight small groups -- which included every fourth grader -- to participate in Animal Advocates, a five week program designed and facilitated by Jamie Peterson, the lower school's counselor. The four in-class sessions included: Building background knowledge on animals and advocacy; Identifying Community Service and Careers; Taking Action for Animals; Preparing for Service/Learning and the visit to WARL. The fifth and final group meeting was a visit to WARL; students toured the shelter and medical center and distributed brightly colored tug toys that they made for shelter dogs. The rising fifth graders are kind, compassionate and thoughtful young people who will, undoubtedly, continue to advocate for animals. Thank you Ms. Peterson and CCPCS 4th graders for a fabulous year.
Monday, June 8, 2015
June is ADOPT- A- SHELTER Cat Month, and lucky little Larry was adopted! Larry appears to be ambidextrous when it comes to cuddling. He looks equally comfy cradled to the left or right.
Monday, June 1, 2015
While showing off the colorful tug toys that they made for the dogs at WARL, West Education Campus 4th graders, along with their teacher, Ms. Cole, pose behind the donation boxes that they placed in the school lobby,
West Education Campus fourth graders spent a good chunk of the 2014-2015 school year learning about animals. And, as the school year draws to a close they spearheaded projects to help the cats and dogs at WARL. During the school year the class went on a field trip to WARL, had a very special dog visit their classroom, read books about animals and learned what they can do to help cats and dogs in the community. The students retained lots of information and happily shared their new knowledge on the final evaluation and in thank you letters. "I would like to thank you for spending your time with us,...The fourth graders next year are so lucky." wrote Keyon, When asked what the students learned during the year La'Sha, Tynesha, Litzy and Moses mentioned the importance of spaying and neutering;Simeon, Donnie and Alexis referenced animal cruelty. Undoubtedly, Ms. Cole's fourth graders will take their new found knowledge and make the world a better place for animals.