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“Mrs. Wentzell's and Mrs. Wade's second grade class has a kindergarten class that they read to every week. They always want to share what they are doing in class with the kindergartners. Since the second graders were learning about the months of the year, they decided to write a book that everyone in the school could enjoy, especially their kindergarten buddies. Who better to star in the book than Nola and Indy?

The students worked in cooperative groups to write about each month. They had to research what season, weather, and holidays happened in each month. Each group completed a page that had a repeated pattern for each month. This will allow the beginner readers to be successful when reading.

The students also had the opportunity to work with the dogs in the photo shoots. They assisted with the selection of costumes and scenes that suited the written piece. The students helped Nola and Indy get dressed and get into position with a few treats in hand. Some students took the opportunity to take photos which found their way in this book. When all was said and done, the dogs surprised and impressed the students with their training and discipline.


About the Author

Gra'Nola Doodle
lehgranola Little Egg Harbor, NJ, USA

AAT dog for the Little Egg Harbor School District for two elementary schools ranging from preschool to 6th grade.

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