Monday, October 25, 2010

A Report from One of Our Classrooms

'Nala' Comes to Cushing

This past fall, 'Nala', a trained therapy dog has been coming on Thursdays to visit the school program. Barbara, a volunteer in the Challenger Classroom, has been doing presentations to each class with Nala. They have been learning about how to care for pets, such as Nala, by bathing, brushing, and even cleaning teeth!

Nala has also spent time with some students. They have been taking turns and doing oral reading of books and stories to Nala. The students have stated that they feel 'relaxed' while reading aloud to Nala.

We all have enjoyed the Nala visits and have learned about how animals can really help people.

The Challenger Classroom