-increased attendance due to improved immunity
-a more calm and inviting environment
-animal husbandry skills
-social and emotional skill development- if you can build a positive relationship with a dog, those skills are transferrable to human relationships,
and it goes on...
Dogs can also be used for reading dogs- children can read to a quiet listener. There is a lot of research to back up these claims. In Year 6 we came up with some guidelines for having a dog at school:
-we will not chase the dog- we can pat her at the right times
-remember she is an animal, she can’t always understand us
*We will not feed the dog- she has her own food
Mrs Jackson is considering training her new dog to become a school dog.
Check out the Year 6 student blogs for our persuasive writing about why schools should have school dogs........keep your eyes peeled for doggy updates!!!
Jazz is very interested in the rats!
Miss Huls loves Jazz
She watches over us while we work
She loves cuddles!