Ari the therapy dog helps Louisville elementary students
December 22, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It is not even noon, and Ari is struggling to keep his eyes open.
It is the first day back to school after a long holiday weekend, and the weather outside Slaughter Elementary is cold, gray and dreary.
Inside, fifth-graders are scattered throughout Amber Pendleton's classroom. A handful surround Pendleton at a kidney-shaped table against the back wall. Other quietly type on black Chromebooks, occasionally whispering to a friend nearby.
It's math class. Today's lesson: Fractions.
Ari sits alone on a colorful rug under the chalkboard near the front of the room, his la...