Reading Buddies is more than just reading with students in different grade levels. It’s also about creating friendships and appreciation for one another.
Ms. Lana’s third class showed how grateful they are to be Reading Buddies with Ms. Wendy’s kindergarten class. The third grade students made turkey art projects and presented them to their young Reading Buddies just before Thanksgiving. The turkey art was made up of the students’ hands, and each finger represented one thing that they are grateful for. The kids discussed with their younger partners what they were grateful for.
Some of Ms. Lana’s current students had Ms.Wendy as their first grade teacher. They said that they were thankful for everything she did as their teacher.
At the end of Reading Buddies, Ms. Lana taught the students the turkey dance.
Once the third grade students went back to their class, they celebrated being thankful more with a Thanksgiving poem contest and a Thanksgiving quiz.