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Kindergarten Book Buddy

Kindergarten Book Buddy
Posted on 04/14/2015
ReadingKing Open is a school with a smorgasbord of traditions, values, and people. One of the great things about our school is the cross grade interaction seen between the students. One of the ways this is demonstrated is through the kindergarten book buddy program. Once a week students from third and fourth grade classrooms visit junior kindergarten and kindergarten students to read them books. Each older student is paired up with a kindergarten child and they spend a half hour picking out and reading all types of literature with each other. This tradition helps build community, improve literacy skills, and gives older students the opportunity to play role models to our youngest learners. The children in kindergarten look forward to seeing their buddies weekly. Many times their faces even light up in the hallway when they are walking by their older mentor. Book buddies is a great tradition that helps define who we are at King Open.

Matthew Thoman
JK Teacher