PRC Home Learning Plan

Dear Teachers and Parents:

Hello and thank you for being such willing partners with us, The Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee – PRC, to bring this valuable content to your students/children, as we adapt to life during the COVID-19 pandemic..

To accommodate different situations that students might find themselves in, we have made available from this page: 

  • Presentations for the 6 lessons of our Pet Responsibility Program
  • Handouts that go with each lesson
  • Links to the videos that go with each lesson
  • A heartwarming slideshow featuring our wonderful therapy dogs that many students know from their schools;  find out more about them and how they are spending their downtime! 
  • Special video “visits” with PRC volunteers and their pets where children can listen to the volunteers reading to their pets books with great stories involving animals

The first document below is the Home Learning Plan Lessons 1-6.  It is only two pages.  Print it out and follow each step.  The slides for each lesson take you through all the activities.  The handouts for all the activities are included below also.

Before you begin, a message of love from our therapy dogs!

PRC therapy dog greeting! pdf version (Remember to scroll down to the book reading videos!)

NEWSFLASH!  Exciting news!!  Miss Christie and her therapy dog, Bonnie, are producing short video versions of the lessons for you to watch!  The first ones are for Lessons 1 and 4.  Scroll down to see them under Lesson 1 and Lesson 4.  These can be used instead of the slideshows.  

Home Learning Plan outline for all six lessons 

Home Learning Plan Lessons 1-6  (click on this to access document to print out)  

Lesson 1

Miss Christie and Bonnie video for Lesson 1 

The following slideshow can be used to guide students and their teachers/parents through discussions and activities: 

Lesson 1 slideshow pdf version

The link in the slideshow to the Best Friends video is inactive, so use the following link:

iv  Best Friends video

viii Ticket out the door (Use this handout to write a paragraph about being a responsible pet owner)

ix  Crossword Puzzle (Use this handout to complete a crossword puzzle that uses words learned in Lesson 1.  Answers are in the Lesson 2 slideshow)

Lesson 2

The following slideshow can be used to guide students and their teachers/parents through discussions and activities: 

Lesson 2 slideshow pdf version

v and vi  Trifold of 3 Important Places (This handout should be reviewed and kept handy for future use) 

Click on Kids’ Locker and then Speuter Contest to see an example of a story and then write one using the following handout.  There is also a great example in the Lesson 6 slideshow – it was written by a group of students:

vii  Speuter Story sheet (This handout is used to write a story)

Lesson 3

Miss Christie and Bonnie video for Lesson 3 

The following slideshow can be used to guide students and their teachers/parents through discussions and activities: 

Lesson 3 slideshow pdf version

ii  Care Sheet_Cat_or_Kitten (Review this handout – are you doing these things for your kitten or cat?)

ii Care Sheet_Dog_or_Puppy (Review this handout – are you doing these things for your puppy or dog?)

The links in the Lesson 3 slideshow to the videos are inactive, so use the following links to see these fun videos which show you how to stay safe around dogs:

iii 1.  Dog Listener 

iii 2. Dog Body Language

iii 3. Dog Stars (Bite Prevention)

iv  3-2-1 Summarizer  (This handout is used to write statements about keeping pets healthy and safe and how you can stay safe around pets)

Lesson 4

Miss Christie and Bonnie video for Lesson 4 

The following slideshow can be used to guide students and their teachers/parents through discussions and activities: 

Lesson 4 slideshow pdf version

i  Safety_for_You_and_Your_Pet  (In this handout, you complete sentences with words from a word bank as a review of the prior lesson.  Answers are in the Lesson 5 slideshow)

iv  Things you’ll need for your new pet worksheet (Use this handout to think about how much it costs when a pet first joins your family.  Answers are in the slideshow)

vi  Match_the_pet_to_its_lifespan  (Wow!  Look how long you get to love, enjoy and care for  your pet!  Answers are in the slideshow.  There are also some fun slides in the slideshow of kids with their pets!)

Lesson 5

The following slideshow can be used to guide students and their teachers/parents through discussions and activities:

Lesson 5 slideshow pdf version

The link in the slideshow to the Two Important Places video is inactive, so use the following link:

ii  Two Important Places video (Remember to tell your friends and family about these two places!)

v  Kids CAN be ADVOCATES too! (Use this handout to discuss ways you can help pets in Moore County). 

Lesson 6

The following slideshow can be used to guide students and their teachers/parents through discussions and activities:

Lesson 6 slideshow pdf version (this slideshow is really for use at school although it does contain a wonderful 
Speuter Story written by a group of students)

ii  TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) video:  The Story of Boots

 

Special visits with our PRC dogs (and cats!) and their owners:

 

If you need help or have a question, please use the Contact Us tab above.  Thank you!