Tuesday, oct 15th was a very exciting day for 6RJ! One of the students came into the classroom after the long weekend and politely asked, “when are we getting our ELC buddies?’ And to her surprise, I responded with “TODAY!” Screams ensued as the class was elated that the ELC and more importantly, our 3 and 4 year old buddies were ready for a visit.
In total we spent about 30 minutes meeting, asking questions and reading with our buddies. Some of them were quite content to have a big grade 6 friend while others were quite tentative and even sad, but they all warmed up after a short time. It was very interesting to watch the 6RJ students interact and exercise some valuable skills. They all had to be ‘thinkers’ because these little people required engagement at all times. They all had to be good ‘communicators’ to ensure that the young ones were focused on the selected task. Overall, it was plenty of fun and I know the 6’s are really looking forward to our next visit!