The Suffolk Humane Society Humane Education Department currently provides KIND News subscriptions to three Suffolk Schools. We are providing subscriptions to Kind News to the librarians at Kilby Shores, Creekside and Robertson Elementary schools. Published by the youth education division of The Humane Society of the United States, KIND News teaches K-6 children kindness and respect for animals. Focusing on a child's connection to animals and nature, the four-page newspaper inspires a love of reading through informative articles, colorful puzzles, and fun activities. KIND News is read by more than a million students nationwide, meets National Education Standards, and is published in three editions for different reading levels (K-2, 3-4, and 5-6). It serves as a valuable tool for encouraging literacy, violence prevention, good citizenship and peaceful conflict resolution.

KIND News:

  • has been published since 1983 by The Humane Society of the United States.
  • is read by more than a million children in thousands of classrooms nationwide.
  • encourages good character in children with an emphasis on kindness to animals, respect for natural habitats, good citizenship, and peaceful conflict resolution.
  • is a fun, cross-curricular teaching tool that gets kids into the reading and writing habit. Every issue includes fascinating facts about animals, tricky brainteasers, KIND Club Projects, and inspirational celebrity profiles. And KIND News gives children a forum for expressing their opinions and contributing original short stories.
  • requires little or no prep or class time. KIND News can be readily incorporated into subjects like math, science, reading, and language arts or simply handed out for students to enjoy during free time or at home.
  • covers many of the National Education Standards for the major subject areas.
  • is published at three reading levels: Primary Edition (grades K-2); Junior Edition (grades 3-4); and Senior Edition (grades 5-6). Teachers can change editions at any time to best match students' reading skills.
  • is delivered to classrooms every month, September through May, in bundles of 28 copies with a teacher's guide. A subscription also includes access to reproducible worksheets and a calendar of fun facts and tips on helping animals, people, and the environment.

KIND News is available to teachers directly or as a gift through the Adopt-a-Classroom program. The cost to subscribe or adopt a classroom is $30. Discounts are available to nonprofit animal care and control agencies. Please contact Michele Thames at michelethames@suffolkhumanesociety.com for more information on adopting a classroom!