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Book Buddies Take a Break from Reading to have some Halloween Fun!
Book Buddies Take a Break from Reading to have some Halloween Fun!
Allison Wygal
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Every year our third graders are assigned a first grade book buddy and assist them with reading skills all year long!  First grade students read to their friends while forming connections with older students!  Book buddy relationships aren’t always just business, though.  Special celebrations have proven to be a great way to break the ice and make our younger buddies more comfortable with reading aloud.  This week, they teamed up and carved pumpkins!  Many of our friends learned that their book buddies do not like that slimy pumpkin goo or that one of them is very creative with face making!  They also incorporated some easy learning by demonstrating how to count pumpkin seeds in groups of ten.  Our cross-grade activities are two fold in their benefits providing routine use of mastered skills for the older kids, while creating fun opportunities for our younger students to practice.  Pictured are Owen Hardwick and Eli Evilsizor carving their pumpkin in Mrs. Yoder’s classroom.