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Responsible Pet Ownership


Responsible Pet Ownership

LT focus: Understand that a pet is a life choice and not something that can be disowned.


Begin with a short story about a child who got a dog for Christmas and disowned it after a few weeks. Class discussion about the story


  • In groups the children will create a “Responsible Pet Ownership” poster.
  • They must include what responsibilities come with owning a pet e.g. feeding the pet, washing the pet, taking the pet for a walk.
  • Positives for owning a pet will also be included on the poster.


  • The children will make a presentation to the class about their poster.
  • Time for questioning at the end of the presentation.

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Posters will be displayed on the wall in the classroom

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