Read with Me
Saint Peter Catholic School welcomes a furry friend to campus every Tuesday morning--Sophia!
Sophia and her human, Dr. Bonnie Mani from East Carolina University, are part of a national program, Pet Partners. They have been trained and certified together to qualify Sophia as a therapy dog. Sophia works with ECU students, as well as visiting with students from our school.
The students read, discuss, and share connections to their chosen books. Many books have dog themes. They give Sophia treats and learn how to approach and pet her.
This program is all about the love and diversity of reading, and the motivation of reading more in our day. The Saint Peter Catholic School Resource Program is sponsoring this event and enjoying it very much. Many students have shown great improvement in their reading skills as a result.