PRC Home Learning Plan

Dear Teachers and Parents/Guardians:

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.

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

  • A comprehensive video for each lesson of our Pet Responsibility Program
  • Slideshows for the 6 lessons which should be viewed after each lesson’s video
  • 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 therapy dogs/pets.  Children can join PRC volunteers as they read wonderful stories to their pets

The first document below is the Home Learning Plan Lessons 1-6.  It is just over three pages.  Print it out and follow each step.  The slideshows 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!)

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 guides students (and their teachers/parents) through discussions and activities: 

Lesson 1 slideshow pdf version

Activity 4:  Best Friends video

Activity 7:  Ticket out the door (Use this handout to write a paragraph about being a responsible pet owner)

Homework:  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

Miss Angie animated slideshow for Lesson 2 (the slideshow can be paused when needed)

The following slideshow reinforces the messages in the above animated slideshow and guides students (and their teachers/parents) through discussions and activities:

Lesson 2 slideshow pdf version

Activity 2:How you can help solve the pet overpopulation problem(Use this handout to discuss how you might start a conversation with someone about spaying or neutering their pet).

Activity 4:  Number of pets taken into The Animal Center 2010 and 2018

Activity 4:  The Story of Ten Pets in 2010 and 2018

Activity 5:  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:

Activity 8:  Speuter Story sheet (This handout is used to write a story)

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) video:  The Story of Boots (An optional video about the trap/neuter/return of a Moore County cat)

Lesson 3

Miss Christie and Bonnie video for Lesson 3 

The following slideshow guides students (and their teachers/parents) through discussions and activities:  

Lesson 3 slideshow pdf version

Activity 2:  Care Sheet_Cat_or_Kitten (Review this handout – are you doing these things for your kitten or cat?)

Activity 2:  Care Sheet_Dog_or_Puppy (Review this handout – are you doing these things for your puppy or dog?)

Activity 3:  1.  Dog Listener video 

Activity 3:  2. Dog Body Language video

Activity 3:  3. Dog Stars (Bite Prevention) video

Activity 3:  4. Four Things Your Cat Is Trying To Tell You video 

Activity 5:  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 guides students (and their teachers/parents) through discussions and activities:  

Lesson 4 slideshow pdf version

Activity 1:  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)

Activity 4:  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)

Activity 5:  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!)

Activity 6:  How Long Pets Live (This handout activity shows you what age you will be when the pet you have now grows old!)

Lesson 5

Miss Tammy and Miss Angela (with puppies!) video for Lesson 5

The following slideshow guides students (and their teachers/parents) through discussions and activities: 

Lesson 5 slideshow pdf version

Activity 1:  Two Important Places video (Remember to tell your friends and family about these two places!)

Activity  2: Trifold of 3 Important Places  (This was originally covered in Lesson 2 but is good to review here after seeing the video.  Keep this in a safe place!).

Activity 3:  Kids CAN be ADVOCATES too! (Use this handout to discuss ways you can help pets in Moore County). 

Lesson 6

The PRC visits Pinehurst Animal Hospital video for Lesson 6

The following slideshow guides students (and their teachers/parents) through discussions and activities: 

Lesson 6 Slideshow pdf version

Activity 2: Kitty Speuter’s Story video

Activity 5: Pet Health Short Play  (Use this handout to act this short play written by two fourth graders at Robbins Elementary School.  What message were they helping to reinforce?)

 

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!