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Friends of Torrance Animals Adopt-A-Classroom Program
What is the FTA Adopt-a-Classroom program?
Kind News is consistently praised by teachers as an excellent supplementary resource that requires little or no prep. Kind News includes non-fiction content and Common Core-aligned activities. It can be readily incorporated into subjects like math, science, or language arts or simply handed out for students to read during free time or at home.
Kind News comes in three reading levels: Primary
(grades K-2), Junior Edition (grades 3-4), and Senior Edition (grades 5-6).
Each subscription includes 5 issues, delivered during the school year (September
through May). Each classroom in the Friends of Torrance Animals Adopt-a-Classroom program receives a teacher's guide and a copy of the magazine for each student. For more information on the publication,
go to www.kindnews.org
The Friends of Torrance Animals Adopt-a-Classroom program is open to all classrooms within the City of Torrance, at the request of the teacher and/or principal.
The program has been provided, on request, to classes at Adams Elementary School, Anza Elementary School, Arnold Elementary School, First Lutheran School, Hickory Elementary School, Riviera Hall Lutheran School, St. Catherine Laboure, Seaside Elementary School, South Bay Junior Academy, Torrance Elementary School, and Walteria Elementary School.
Most schools have more than one classroom participating.
More than 2,500 students in more than 90 classrooms have been adopted for the 2014-2015 school year.
How do I adopt a classroom?
To adopt a classroom in Torrance, send a check (payable to Friends of
Torrance Animals) to:
Friends of Torrance Animals is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Requests must include the number of students, number of classrooms, grade level(s), and contact information.
Some portions updated July 16, 2014