Today a kindergarten enrichment class got a surprise when a second grade class visited to deliver a special gift made just for them! Students each received a bag that included a book, a handmade bookmark and a reading buddy. Reading buddies were each designed and hand-sewn by second graders.
Students started by introducing themselves and then sharing their special creation. Next each pair spent time reading their new books together.
This project is an excellent example of an idea that was developed by students and supports our school community. As a teacher I loved both the reading component as well as the idea that relationships are forming between different ages! We hope that students will check in with their new friends and that kindergarteners will enjoy using their reading buddies the rest of the school year during classroom reading time.
I look forward to hearing what this amazing group of second graders will plan next!