Little Buddies and Big Buddies

As a Kindergarten through 8th grade school, Marcy is lucky to have a wide range of ages represented in the building.  The younger students benefit from having mentors in the building with them.  The older students benefit from having younger children to care for, teach and with whom they can connect.  To encourage these great relationships, Marcy has a long tradition of Little Buddies and Big Buddies.  

Classrooms of the older students are paired with the classrooms of younger students.  Once a month the two Buddy Rooms get together for an activity of some kind. They might read a book or do a craft project.  They might share work examples and talk about what they are learning.  They might go outside and enjoy a walk.  They absolutely get to know each other and learn from each other.