Wednesday, August 15, 2012

5th Grade and Kindergartener Buddies

Today my 5th grade students met with their kindergarten buddies for the first time. We planned a scavenger hunt for the buddies to help the kindergarteners learn where everything was on campus. 

It was amazing! My fifth graders were wonderful with their buddies holding their hand and reminding them to walk on the yellow line. I saw how wonderful buddies were last year for my 5th graders and am still amazed how grown-up the 5th graders are when given a a little person to help.

The kindergarten teacher and I have planned out lots of fun activities for this summer. Our classes will meet every Wednesday for 30 minutes.Below is a list of our planned activities for this year.

Buddies meet on Wednesdays 1:10-1:50
Extended time activities will be from  12:45-1:50

Aug 15th – GEMS scavenger hunt  *extended time*
Buddies will go to set places on campus and add stickers to their passport.   
This will help kindergarten students learn where things are around campus.

Aug 22nd – interview and paper dolls
                      5th grade will interview their buddy so they can write a story about their buddy.
                      Kindergarten will work on paper doll with help of buddy.

Aug 29th – ‘If You Take a Mouse to School’
After reading ‘If You Take a Mouse to…’ students will write and illustrate a story for the prompt. ‘If You Take a Mouse to School….’

Sept 5th - read with buddy
                     Kindergarten will go to 5th grade classroom and read a book with a buddy.

Sept 12th – make flag
                     Kindergarten will create a flag with partners help after reading book about

Sept 19th – nursery rhyme play
5th grade buddy will pick play before meeting with kindergarten. Groups will decide what style of play they will present (puppet or act out)

Sept 26th – nursery rhyme (rehearsal)

Oct 3rd – nursery rhyme *extended time*
Students will present plays to parents.  

Oct 10th – read fall books in the garden (snack)

Oct 17th – scarecrow glyph

Oct 24th – fall book with writing activity

Oct 31st – pumpkin activity *extended time*

We have not completed the calendar for the rest of the year. 

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