GRANBY – As part of a recent Common Core unit about animals and their habitats, Granby Elementary School first graders learned the importance of animal food sources.
They also became aware of the nutritional needs of domestic animals or pets who have no owner.
With the help of their teachers, the first graders sprang into action with a project-based learning activity of collecting dog and cat food, toys and cleaning supplies.
Items will be collected until May 5 when they will be delivered to Paws Across Oswego County, an organization which rescues and fosters cats and dogs until they are matched with a forever home.
Representatives from the non-profit group recently visited the first-grade groups in the library media center and shared stories about their rescue animals, Sawyer and Charlotte.
First grade teacher Tom Briggs said he and his fellow first grade teachers are proud of their students because they have made their community a better place for animals.
“Our students are very happy to be able to support such an outstanding organization,” he said.