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Pine Valley Elementary Welcomes Bear, our reading dog!

Bear1 Pine Valley Elementary School is excited to welcome Bear, our new reading dog to our school!  Bear is owned by Mrs. Kelley and has earned her American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen certificate.  Mrs. Kelley has researched the therapeutic and positive effects that reading to dogs has in the achievement of students who struggle to read. Our first visit from Bear proved to be a huge success.  We witnessed improved behavior, work production, and reading skills in our students, underscoring the therapeutic benefits of the program.  Bear will visit one day per week through the remainder of the year.  Thank you, Mrs. Kelley, for sharing Bear with us and bringing this initiative to our school.

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