Jefferson Students Mentor as Kindergarten Buddies
At Jefferson Elementary School, Diane Moon’s 5th grade class is teamed up with Cinda Pennings’ Kindergarten class as Kindergarten Buddies. The 5th grade students help their young friends reinforce their Kindergarten skills by doing activities such as reading, writing books, and writing Santa letters with them. By helping in this way, the 5th graders are able to build on their own skills as well; both grades benefit academically. Also, the 5th grade students tend to look out for the little kids during the school year. Kindergarten Buddies has been in place for 13 years.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
September 21, 2011