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First graders seek animal shelter donations through a persuasive writing project

| April 7, 2015
A volunteer from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society visits Mrs. Wozniak's first grade classroom.

A volunteer from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society visits Mrs. Wozniak’s first grade classroom.

For a few months, Gina Wozniak’s first grade class at Blue Creek has been working on opinion and persuasive writing pieces. To culminate the unit, students are writing letters to family and friends to persuade them to donate to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

“To end the unit, I wanted the children to do a project that is meaningful to them, so they can see how persuasive writing works,” said Wozniak. “Since I have a class filled with animal lovers, we are going to be writing persuasive pieces about why it would be helpful to donate to the animal shelter.”

Cherry Edwards, a volunteer from the shelter, visited Wozniak’s classroom to talk with students about how the donations will go towards supplies.

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