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posted: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015
For students that love animals – and reading about them
The Animal Lover’s Book Club is here. It’s an opportunity for students to read great books about animals, share summaries with other club members, and participate in an animal celebration on September 28.
The special day will feature guests with animal-related careers and also give students an opportunity to bring their pets to the outdoor event.
Invited guests we are hoping will join us include: the handlers of rescue dogs and therapy dogs, veterinarians, police officers with K-9 units, animal shelter staff members with pets for adoption, zookeepers, and local farmers and their animals.
“The Animal Lover’s Book Club encourages kids to read and exposes them to many careers that involve animals,” said librarian and media specialist David Eisenberg, organizer of the Animal Lover’s Book Club. “So many teachers have contributed their expertise and perspectives. It will be a fun and informative afternoon for everyone.”
How it works:
To be eligible to participate, a student must read one of the books from the following reading list this summer and complete a technology-related project (e.g. short video, Prezi, Glogster, Wordle, Google Slideshow, or any other approved online project):
Boys Are Dogs or Girls Acting Catty by Leslie Margolis
A book in the Seekers or Warriors series by Erin Hunter
A book in the Guardians of Ga'hoole series by Kathryn Lasky
Framed, Zoobreak, Swindle, or Showoff by Gordon Korman
Where the Red Fern Grows by William Rollings
A Dog’s Life: An Autobiography of a Stray by Ann Martin
Bannicula by Deborah Howe, or any subsequent book in the series
* This is in addition to books on the required summer reading list.
A seventh-grader may also do a project about an animal-related profession to qualify.
A signed permission slip will also be required authorizing a student to take part in the activities. (The permission slips will be distributed in September.)
Rules for bringing pets
• A student is not required to bring in a pet to participate in the activities.
• Pets will be outdoors at all times. No pets will be allowed in the school building or on school buses.
• A pet must be brought to the event and accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.
• All pets must be caged or leashed at all times.
• Proof of current vaccinations will be required in advance.
Download a program flyer HERE and watch for more info!
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