2018 SIT, STAY, READ SUMMER ADVENTURE READING CAMP
This summer Bentley’s Buddies started a new tradition…reading camps!! If you missed our camps this summer, never fear, Bentley and his Buddies are busy planning more camps for the school year. We’ll have details on this website as well as Facebook when finalized.
Camp 1 we read Happy Birthday Cupcake! by Terry Border. Campers worked in teams to plan a perfect party…they did everything from making invitations to playing with their food 🙂
Camp 2 we read Buddy the First Seeing Eye Dog by Eva Moor. Campers got to meet Mr. Phil and learn how Kodiak became his seeing eye dog!
Camp 3 we read The Night Before a New Pet by Natasha Wing. Campers got to meet Dr. Keating, a local vet, and discuss how to prepare for a new puppy. We also had a visit from some puppies that want to be therapy dogs when they grow up!
Camp 4 we read Remembering Vera by Patricia Polacco. Campers got to learn about dog heroes. They also got to meet Garrison, a real life dog hero!! Garrison is a member of The Hancock Search and Rescue Dogs.
Camp with puppies is so much fun we couldn’t stop with just one! At our last two camps of the summer we again read The Night Before a New Pet by Natasha Wing. Campers got to discuss how to prepare for a new puppy. We also had a visit from some puppies that want to be therapy dogs when they grow up!
Camp 5 we had a wonderful group of readers from Indy with Kids!!
Camp 6 some great readers from Carmel Mom’s group joined us for our final camp day of the summer!
2018 Hancock Public Library Kickoff
2017 Boy Scout Christmas Party at New Palestine Elementary
2017 Donuts with Santa at Weston
2017 Woodland Terrace Trunk or Treat
Congratulations to team BBF!! We are the 4 time winner of the Riley Days float!!! Thank you for selecting our float again this year. We are so blessed to be able to share our dogs and volunteers with the children of Hancock County!! We are blessed to live in a county that believes in our children and always wants to see them succeed in everything they do!! Thank you!!!
Foxy is an Official Reading Buddy!!!
BBF just loves Girl Scout Troop 1134. They brought a donation of new books from Houghton Mifflin. Thank you so much Girls!!
You’re never too young to help others and these two readers are living proof. They cleaned out their bookcases and donated their own personal books to BBF to help other kids. Bentley and his Buddies thank you soooo much. You are PAWESOME!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
What did you do this summer? The reading never stops at BBF and this summer we had some great readers come to the office to read to Bentley and Mikey.
Jane Lyon presented a check from Brandywine to BBF. Thanks for the support Brandywine Bulldogs!!
This office reader got an award at school! We are so proud of you!
Bentley and his Buddies had a great time at the Sugar Creek Elementary Carnival.
These Girl Scouts made bookmarks, collected back packs, lintrollers and books as part of their requirements to earn their Bronze Award. BBF is so proud of you girls!!
The dogs have taken over the bowling alley!! BBF’s 2017 Bowling Fundraiser at Strikeforce Lanes was a great success. BBF had something for everyone. Of course bowling was the main event, but a bake sale, a silent auction, and even a kissing booth made for great times. Thanks to everyone that came out to support us and of course a big Thank You to all our awesome sponsors. Can’t wait until next year!
Thank you to Weston Elementary for inviting BBF to their annual Donuts with Santa!!! Our Buddies had a terrific time listening to all you read!!!! As you can tell, some of the buddies were put to sleep with your wonderful reading!!
One of our favorite times of the year. When we get to hand out a book to every child who is on the BBF program. We were able to give out almost 600 books this year!!!! One of our favorite times of the year.
Yes, we have a rooster listening to kids read!!!
Silly Bentley enjoying his time reading!!! Frankie ready to go to Brandywine Elementary School!! His first day of school picture!! BBF had a wonderful donation of books from a nice lady in Greenfield. We had enough book to give every student on the program a book at Christmas. We gave out nearly 800 books!! Thank you to our donor!! BBF participated in the Riley Days Parage! Our float took 1st place again this year!! What a great time we had seeing all our friends as we went by!! BBF hanging out at the Brandywine Fall Carnival!! What fun we had meeting the kiddos and listening to them read. BBF was even invited to participate in a cupcake eating contest!!! Harley was the winner hands down!! Jack is listening intently to this little gal read!! Notice he has both paws on her legs and the smile on her face. ] Tessa, Tallulah and Ollie at their first day of school!! I think the kiddos missed the Reading Buddies and as much as the Reading Buddies missed them! Look at all the smiles!! BBF’ getting ready for school!! Lisa from Bullyhead Dog Obedience School gave us all a refresher course in how we should act!! Hreat time with a great team of volunteers!!! Our Fall CGC testing class!! Lucy, Sherlock, Ollie, Bozer and Gracie were in attendance!! Muffin is making such a difference in the confidence of this young man. He did such a terrific job reading to Muffin and did not struggle that the teacher requested a picture of the 2 together!!! Look how cute Sally Su is!! She sure enjoys listening to the kids read at Sugarcreek Elementary!! Muffin brings such joy to her classroom each time she visits!! The kiddos love reading to Muffin!!! Bentley took time out from reading at Active Tots Daycare to work with the kiddos on taking turns and being a good listener to their teacher. Do you think he enjoyed this activity? Students at JB Stephens Elementary took time out from the carnival games to read and love on BBF’s reading buddies!! What a great time everyone had!!! This young lady was the winner of our “Guess the Kibble” game at Sugarcreek Elementary’s carnival. She won a free reading session with one of BBF’S Reading Buddies!! Tessa and Tallulah helping students at New Pal Elementary improve their reading skills!! BBF was invited to have a Reading booth at the Sugar Creek Elementary carnival. The kiddos took time out from the fun and games to practice their reading to a Reading Buddy!! What a great time everyone had!!! BBF participated in the Greenfield lights Parade at Christmas!!! We were a hit!!!! BBF had a donation of Beanie Babies. We were able to give every child on the reading program a Beanie baby for Christmas. Thank you to our special donor. BBF attended a special Christmas Party with the Girl Scouts of Hancock County. What fun they had reading with the dogs and writing their own story. They made toys for the rescues!! Great bunch of girls!! Frankie celebrating his birthday with his friends at Brandywine Elementary. Bentley representing BBF at the recent tail gate party for the Band. BBF is a proud Fermata sponsor. Monique as our public educator teaching kiddos about pet care and history. Tessa and Tallulah at New Palestine Elementary. Muffin at Sugarcreek Elementary. She is a natural talent at this reading thing!!! BBF in our first Riley Days parade!! We took first place honors for our float!! It was a cold morning but oh what fun we had!! Tessa and Tallulah listening to students at New Pal Elementary!! They love listening to these kiddos!! Bentley reading with his friends at Brandywine Elementary. Look at those happy faces!! Bentley reading with his Pre-K friends at St. Michaels school. This is one of our Pre-School students at St. Michaels. We believe in teaching early reading skills