Reading Buddies Synergize to Build Bridges


Prekindergarten students are synergizing with their second grade Reading Buddies to design and build bridges.

Ms. Amber’s Elephant class has been learning about different types of bridges as part of their S.T.E.M. unit. The students researched how bridges are able to hold so much weight, if different shaped-bridges are stronger and why bridges are used.

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Ms. Adrienne’s second grade class (Reading Buddies with the Elephants) have been learning about inventors. When the two classes joined together recently, the older students helped teach the younger students important facts about bridges.

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Together, the Reading Buddies paired up to design and build bridges using only toothpicks and gumdrop candies. Take a look at the process – and the great teamwork – involved to make these amazing bridges! Excellent work, students!

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Ms. Amber says that building the bridges also serves as an introduction to the prekindergarten class’s 3D Shapes Module in Engage NY Math.

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