October 15, 2012
Kind News Resource Room
Supplements to the October/November 2012 issue
The United Nations declared 2011–12 The International Year of the Bat. Visit batcon.org for more information about celebrations and bat conservation initiatives around the globe. While there, check out the resources for educators and the KidzCave for worksheets, puzzles, videos, and more about these fascinating mammals.
Can students think of an animal who needs our help for some reason? Perhaps the animal is one hardly anyone likes. Maybe the animal is hunted or trapped or endangered. Have students pretend that they have written a book about the animal and now must design the book cover. The front should have an attractive cover and title, with the back featuring positive reviews and so on. The inside front flap should summarize why the book was written and include information about the animal. The inside back flap should tell about the author.
Worksheets and puzzle pages
- Looking for a good civics lesson? Let the girls of Troop 6811 in Sandy Spring, Md., show your students how they lobbied for passage of a bill to protect puppy mill dogs. Their video, "Let the Dreamers Lead: The Power of Community and the Pursuit of the Bronze Award," shows how they were instrumental in getting the law passed.
- November 4-10 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. Thank your local shelter for the important work they do by organizing a class or school-wide supply collection.
- Spare pets the spooks this Halloween! Read and share our tips for having a fun and pet-friendly Halloween.
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