A Therapy Dog International (TDI) Reading Dog visited the Language Arts Center in Beecher Road School. This gentle Labrador retriever, Annie, is a trained therapy dog and is both medically and behaviorally screened. She is owned by the Marin Family, longtime residents of Woodbridge.
Students selected books of their choice to Annie during her visit. Over the past 5 years, Beecher has been fortunate to have a reading dog available for its students. Annie provided and will continue to provide our school community with an experience of joy and fun. Students were relaxed, and reading with Annie motivated them to read, laugh, and feel empowered. Annie created an atmosphere of pride in Beecher Road School and students were heard saying, “We have a reading dog!”