crosby reading with a studentCrosby, a five-year-old Australian Labradoodle, is a therapy dog and along with her trainer Paul Raider provides a comforting atmosphere for students at Berlin Elementary to practice their reading skills. Crosby joins the students of Mrs. Hannigan and Ms. Hansen’s kindergarten class for their English and Language Arts (ELA) block every other week. Crosby is part of the read-aloud station, which the students eagerly rotate to during their ELA block. Crosby brings good cheer to all those she encounters on her visits to BES.