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May 13, 2014 > Ohlone Humane Society: TeachersÉ KINDNESS Alert!

Ohlone Humane Society: TeachersÉ KINDNESS Alert!

By Nancy Lyon

The end of the school year is on the horizon and OHS would like to alert teachers that letters offering free sponsorships of the national award winning KIND News have been sent to all elementary schools in the Fremont, Union City and Newark.

For more than 10 years, OHS has offered this wonderful publication of the National Association of Humane and Environmental Educators (NAHEE) that has become part of the Youth Division of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and offers the following praise Ð

ÒKIND News reveals the beauty and wonder of the animals who share our world while also exploring the challenges they face. Through profiles of amazing kids, features about rescued animals, pet care tips, and how-tos on helping backyard wildlife, KIND News encourages youth to coexist humanely with animals, celebrate the human-animal bond, and become active in efforts to protect animals.Ó

Not only do the children love the fun activities, they have a natural affinity with animals that touches them on an empathetic level where they can relate to the colorful stories, fun activities and short features. Aimed at Primary (K-2), Junior (grades 3-4) and Senior (grades 5-6) reading levels, the abstract values of compassion, citizenship, and responsibility come alive.

These values mirror the mission of OHS and are aligned with National Education Standards and the California State Board of Education Code; the program can be incorporated into subjects like math, science, and language arts or simply handed outÊfor students to read during free time or at home.

The eight-page, bi-monthly magazine provided five times during the school year includes a lesson plan for teachers and hardcopy materials for students. Each teacher receives 28 copies per class and if the number of students exceeds the standard classroom subscription, an additional subscription will be provided so that each student has their own copy.

This is a busy time with the school year winding down and its many activities; Sponsorship applications have been sent to all elementary schools in the Tri-City area to the attention of the school secretary requesting they be made available to teachers; if teachers have missed receiving a sponsorship application they should check with their school secretary or contact OHS as soon as possible. A message may be left at 510-792-4587 or

We encourage teachers and parents to review KIND News: news

Ohlone Humane Society is solely dependent on public support for its programs and is not associated with, nor receives any funding from any national organization. Your support is greatly appreciated and allows us to continue in our humane mission.

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