R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog)
Fuzzy Friends Rescue won the Waco I.S.D. Partners in Education Gold Star Award for the best partner in 2004
By invitation, we provide “Humane” Education to schools, scout troops, children’s camps and more. “Nike” is our “Big Man on Campus.” He visits several Waco ISD schools, and loves for the children to READ to him. Teachers have noticed a difference in the averages of students’ reading scores since this program began.
To: Fuzzy Friends
From: Carolyn Province—2nd Grade Teacher
Nike Visits Our School
During the 2003-2004 year, Cedar Ridge Elementary was lucky enough to be visited by Nike from Fuzzy Friends. Each week on Tuesday, Nike would come to our school and listen as three of my students would read to him. These three students were chosen because they were struggling in reading. Every Tuesday morning when they walked in the room, these students would remind me that Nike was coming that day! They were always excited on Tuesdays, and loved reading to Nike. I have noticed a change in these students. First, their reading averages increased, and they are also more confident in themselves about reading. I would like to thank Fuzzy Friends for letting Cedar Ridge participate in this reading program.
Miss. Carolyn Province