Fe atured Te acher: Carrie Spellerberg , Grade 5 South Elementar y, West Fargo, ND
Mrs. Spellerberg’s Class learns about Service-Learning for the Holiday
Season and a little about themselves along the way
Every year, my students choose a service-learning project to help out others during the holiday season. They learn
about the organization and develop ideas on what they can do to help. It’s a way for kids to remember that this is
not just the season for receiving, but for giving to those less fortunate than themselves. This year they chose to help
the Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society. Animals are in need of help just like humans are. They had a lot to say about
Service-Learning, the Humane Society, and just helping out the community.
F-M Humane Society Classes and Service Projects Humane Society In Need of Help
By Ava E. And Makenzie K. By Amanda D. and Annika M. By Josh A. and Mni M.
The Humane Society is a wonderful place. When you give a little you get something The Humane Society in Fargo-Moor-
They only hold dogs and cats. Animals are back. We encourage all teachers to do a service head is in need of help. There in need
all ready vaccinated, spaed, or neutered and project. It makes you feel better and it makes a of help because they are only suppose “Humane Society” Acrostic Poem
microchipped and are only $146 for dogs and difference. The people they help are overjoyed. to have a certain amount of animals By Matthew B.
$136 for cats. If you want to contact them call Kids can also learn to be giving and generous. but they have over the amount. The Help all animals big or small
701-239-0077. The Humane Society has a list They will also be able to learn how things go reason why they have so many animals Unhappy people will abuse their pets
Many pets are in need of homes
that you can write a breed, age, your name, and around the community. is people get pets as presents but they
Anyone can accept a loving pet into their family
your number and when they get a dog or cat like can’t take care of it. Some animals find
Why do I like helping during the Holidays No matter the type of animal from chihuahuas to pitbulls
that they will call you. If you like the computer a home but some go to foster homes to cats and even more they are all lovable
their email is email@example.com and By Taranvir J. after a while. Even families with other pets can adopt another one
their website is www.f-mhumanesociety.org. Many people run out of money at this time
Some animals come to the shelter with their ribs showing
of year so during the holidays I like to donate to Why I like helping on the Holidays Only caring people can adopt animals
Dogs and Cats Need Help charities. Animals are being thrown out by their By Chase K. Can you adopt a dog or cat?
By Devon J. and Madisynn P. owners. A puppy named Miracle was brought I like helping because I like to see I think all animals diserve a 2nd chance
Save the animals! In 1966, the Humane starving and with many problems. Now she the warm and friendly faces on the Even people who have lost a pet earlier in life should
Society started as the F-M Animal Center. The is safe at the Humane Society where she is people I just helped. It makes me happy adopt another one
Humane Society is an organization that takes in getting all the care and help she needs. Helping as well. And maybe that might make Thirteen dogs and almost 50 cats are there now
animals from the pound. They moved to a differ- during the holidays is not only important, it’s that person pass the niceness on. You are eligible to adopt a pet
ent place but it’s still not big enough. About 300 fun. So get a friend and start helping!
animals come each year. The Hu- Why people should help Animals Who Need Your Help
mane Society needs money and Helping organizations (Read to the tune of Polly Wolly Doodle)
food for the animals. They don’t By Emma B. and By Max A. and Jessica G. By Beca L.
always have the money to buy Chloe B. People should help organizations Oh our class is donating lots of things
the supplies. Animals are in need Helping the in our community because everyone To the animals who need our help!
of adoption and need homes and community always needs help sometime in their lives. To the animals who need care too
loving familys. makes us feel good. You should help because it can help Yep, you bet they do!
It is really easy to people and animals stay alive in the We will give food, treats, toys and money and more
Why we chose the Humane help. Even the small- Fargo-Moorhead area. If you help the To the animals who need our help
Society est donations can organizations, it can make peoples lives Oh the way they will love, all the things we donated
By Jack S. and Weston S. help anybody. You better than what it would normally be. For the doggies and cats but not to any rats
Mrs. Spellerberg’s class is can even help by ‘Cause the shelters don’t keep rats
doing a service learning project giving a dollar or 2 Give a Helping Hand Oh the way, they love, all the things we donated
to a needy founda- By Thomas H. All the puppies and the kitties will soon find homes in the cities
for the Humane Society. We did
tion. When you give a little you will always get Many are pondering what they can But for now they need our help
this because the majority of people wanted to
help the poor animals who need food and shel- a little back. do to help during the holidays. Well
ter by donating food, toys, treats, and money. those many can help donate by giving
A guest speaker, Heather Clyde, came to our Why do you like helping during the holidays? a coin to the Salvation Army. Or donate
class and told us about her job and a little dog By Serena W. gifts to people in need. These acts of
named Miracle. Many animals or people are forgotten around kindness are able to give everyone a
this time. I like helping because it is so simple. jolly Christmas. I like helping during the
Other Charities If you find a penny on a sidewalk, instead of holidays so I can give others a great
By Andrew E. and Davis B. keeping it, give it to the Salvation Army. There holiday and not just care about myself
If you don’t want to help the Humane are many easy ways to help especially during so I hope more people donate during
Society, you can help a different organization. the holidays. the holidays.
Instead, you can do Toys for Tots, the Giving
Tree, Christmas Wish, Project Linus, Great
Plains Food Bank, Salvation Army, or Pajama
Gram. So please donate items and/or money
this holiday to one of these charities.
Next week’s featured teacher: Denise Lund-Smith, Grade 5 Pe arson Elementar y, Whe aton, MN