Entire school helps animals
May 04, 2011 - Bailey Lake Elementary third-graders piled all cat toys they made out of socks into a plastic tub during the annual C.A.T.S. - Connecting Academics Through Service - day last Thursday.
|Third-grader Luke Bechtell adds slits to the cat toy made out of a sock. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)|
The next stop for the cat toys was to the Kindergarten classes where they were put into adoption bags the Kindergarteners made.
Each grade level participated by doing something different. The first-graders made dog adoption bags, second-graders made "how-to" books, fourth-graders made dog treats and fifth-graders made and sold bandanas.
The day ended with a Pet Information Fair and a Celebration Assembly.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.