Kindergarten: To reduce incidence of fear or injury to children and animals. Understanding pets and instilling feelings of love and respect.
Grades 1 & 2: Awareness of animals in child's neighbourhood. Care of pets and free creatures.
Grades 3 & 4: Developing empathy through a comparison of pupils and pets. Wise choice of a pet.
Grades 5 & 6: Extension of development of empathy to include all creatures. Their needs - our responsibility.
Grades 7 & 8: Awareness of pet problems in home and community. How each person can help.
Here is some feedback from schools we have visited.