Bull Run Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia, is one of the public schools that LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Amos (Our Savior's Way - Ashburn, Virginia) visited weekly before they moved to distance learning last spring. When our contacts there saw how Amos Comfort Dog was able to visit the Aurora Schools virtually, they were inspired to find ways to get Amos back into the virtual classrooms with their students.
Since February is National Kindness month in schools, the timing was perfect for Amos to teach the students about comfort and compassion. We decided to do a video that each class could watch that featured Amos sharing how he brings comfort, and then, with the help from his handler, he read the story "Have you Filled a Bucket Today?" The classes will have a relevant curriculum throughout the month that will include scheduled Zoom visits for Amos to join their classrooms to continue to bring kindness, comfort, and compassion to and through the students.
The staff and students are so excited to have their friend Amos Comfort Dog back in their classrooms, bringing friendship and comfort where it is so needed right now!