A new year means a new opportunity to make a change! Ms. S's kindergarten class paired up with Ms. Riolo's 3rd grade class for their first book buddies meeting. This was a fun and educational opportunity for both groups to learn from one another while simultaneously building new friendships. The 3rd graders acted as the role models, guiding their kindergarten friends to point under words, spot sight words they've practiced in class, and use the pictures to help them when things got tricky; while on the other hand, the kindergartners, "taught" the older kids about patience and helped them recognize how much they've grown in such a short amount of time.
A win/win situation--and an event both grades are eager to do again!
One of our favorite yearly traditions on the last day before break is having special guest readers come join us on the comfiest day of the year--Pajama Day! Each class welcomes a special guest to join them in a holiday reading. Following the read aloud, students participate in winter crafts, and enjoy an exciting luncheon with music, families, and fun. Thank you to the PTA and Mr. Rangel for making our luncheon so much fun for everyone.
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