As a reward for their exceptional behavior and teamwork during the first nine weeks, Block 3 of the Espinosa Team chose to go to our business partners at the Suffolk Animal Shelter and read to the animals rather than have a pizza party or watch a movie. It was a learning experience for all. The animals truly loved to be read to. Often the dogs and cats curled up in their laps and listened intently while students took turns reading our novel Number the Stars to them. A great time was had by all. Which block will receive the next nine weeks goal? Hard work and perseverance really does pay off.