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Windom Elementary Students Read to Animals at the SPCA Serving Erie County


Mrs. Kolodziejczak’s first grade class at Windom Elementary was able to virtually read to animals at the SPCA Serving Erie County for the months of December and January through the Paws for Love program. Mrs. Kolodziejczak was able to partner with Katherine Gillette-Cockerill the Humane Educator at the SPCA Serving Erie County to offer this opportunity to her first grade students. The class used Zoom breakout rooms so each pair of students was able to read to an animal while Mrs. Kolodziejczak could monitor all of the students from her screen. The reading partners got to practice their reading skills while reading to dogs, cats, a bearded dragon, and a guinea pig. Mrs. Kolodziejczak along with the animal handlers onsite at the SPCA kept reading engagement high by encouraging the reading partners to read with expression while helping each other. If families are interesting in participating in the Paws for Love program visit