Rocket spreads joy throughout the hallways

on October 11, 2018

Rocket the Therapy Dog visits Smith Clove and poses with students.There is magic in the air when Rocket the Therapy Dog visits Smith Clove.

It might have something to do with his fuzzy black fur and his friendly brown eyes, but when Rocket is “in the house,” classwork – especially reading – is just more fun! Research has indicated that students who read aloud to a Therapy Dog  in the classroom setting “demonstrated improved attitudes about reading,” according to researchers at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University.

Rocket will be visiting both Smith Clove and Sapphire throughout the school year, together with his friend Mr. Berchtold.

Students can’t wait for Rocket to come back and visit again!

 

Rocket the Therapy Dog visits Smith Clove and poses with students.Rocket the Therapy Dog visits Smith Clove and poses with students.