Virtual Education

 


Kindness Makes Good  Sense

Grade level: 2nd and 3rd grades

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Character Concepts Taught:  Empathy, compassion, responsibility

Common Core Standards Taught:

  • English Language Arts: Key ideas and details, integration of knowledge and ideas
  • Science: Asking questions, analyze data, obtain and communicate information, learn about structure and function

Objectives:

1. Students will understand that humans and animals have 5 senses that are used to obtain information about their surroundings
2. Students identify their surroundings by using each of their 5 senses
3. Students will identify the needs of other by using empathy to describe how the kindness is perceived through the 5 senses.

Materials:

• YouTube instructional video
• Pencil and paper

 

Alien Adventure

Grade level: 3rd and 4th grades

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Character Concepts Taught:  Empathy, compassion

Common Core Standards Taught:

  • English Language Arts: Key ideas and details, text type and purposes, integration of knowledge and ideas,

Objectives:

1. Students will understand the context and message of the story they hear.
2. Students will connect with the story by relating to their own experiences
3. Students will draw conclusions and form opinions on topics related to the story, and in writing explain and support those opinions.

Materials:

• YouTube instructional video
• Pencil and paper

 

Pet Budget

Grade level: 4th grade

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Character Concepts Taught:  Responsibility

Common Core Standards Taught:

  • Mathematics
    o Add multi-digit whole numbers
    o Multiply two two-digit numbers

Objectives:

1. Students will learn about budgets and how to construct one with a real life example
2. Students will practice math skills and see how these skills are used in real life
3. Students will understand that pets are a responsibility and have financial requirements

Materials:

• YouTube instructional video
• Pencil and paper

 

Five Freedoms

Grade level: 4-6th grade

Character Concepts Taught:  Responsibility and Empathy

Common Core Standards Taught:

  • English Language Arts: Reading, Speaking and Listening
  • Science: Asking questions, problem solving, life science
  • Health Science: Nutrition and wellness

Objectives:

  1. Students will understand what the 5 Freedoms are and will be able to list them.
  2. Students will apply the 5 Freedoms to a pet or a zoo animal

Materials:

A 19 minute video explaining the 5 Freedoms of Animal Welfare, and using HAWS animal care as an example.

Five Freedoms Lesson Plan

Five Freedoms Worksheet

Five Freedoms Poster

Pet Animals – Information

Zoo Animals – Information

 

Jeo-paw-dy Videos
Test your knowledge on various animal related topics
Any age

Ways Pets Communicate

Dog Breeds

Wisconsin Wildlife

          Fun Pet Facts

Safety Around Animals

Miscellaneous Animal Facts

HAWS Facts

The Clicker Training Game Video
Animals learn in a scientifically proven way. This video explains how that works, and the game shows us how it might feel to be an animal that has to learn without speaking our language. 
Ages 8 and up

The Clicker Training Game

 

The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare  Videos
Learn about the Five Freedoms and how they keep animals physically and mentally healthy.
Ages 8 and up

Five Freedoms Overview – How HAWS uses them for shelter animals

First Freedom – Freedom from Hunger and thirst

Second Freedom – Freedom from Discomfort

          Third Freedom – Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease

Fourth Freedom – Freedom to Express Normal Behavior

Fifth Freedom – Freedom from Fear and Distress

Pet Enrichment Craft Videos
Do you have a pet? Or do you want to help the animals at HAWS? Here are some ideas!
Ages 5 and up

No Sew Blankets

Enrichment with toilet paper tubes

          Easy Cat Toys 

Pom Pom Cat Toys

Octopus Tug Toy

Puppuccino

 

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