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Cat Overpopulation 411

A group of middle school students teamed up to educate a nearby 1st grade class about cat overpopulation and the importance of spay and neutering.  As this was all new to the 1st graders, the older students first read the class a picture book called, “It’s Raining Cats–And Cats” by Jeanne Prevost.  The second part of the lesson was having the 1st graders place felt cats on large board showing that from one unspayed female, many cats can be born.  The middle schoolers created all of the felt cats and the interactive felt board.  1st graders learned key vocabulary like spay, neuter and overpopulation.

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