Gotham Avenue School’s Reading Buddy program aims to connect older students with their younger peers. At the start of the school year, fifth grade classes were paired with a first-grade class and sixth grade classes were paired with a kindergarten class. The Reading Buddy teams meet once a week throughout the school year to read together and create a craft.
All Reading Buddies students joined together to celebrate the winter season throughout December. The fifth and sixth grade students practiced important reading skills, such as fluency, expression, and creating and asking text dependent questions; while the kindergartners and first grade students practiced reading skills such as listening, as well as asking and answering questions about the text.
On Dec. 20, Ms. Bianco’s first grade class and fifth graders in Mr. Wochinger’s class created gingerbread houses together. The houses were created by using cardboard and small milk cartons. Students decorated them with glue, cotton balls, gems and other craft materials.
Kindergarten and sixth grade Reading Buddies completed a winter snowman art activity on Dec. 22. The students worked together, using popsicle sticks painted white, and found objects to create unique and creative snow people. A surprise visit from Thunder the Gray Wolf, the school’s mascot, helped to add some Gotham spirit to this fun event.
Date Added: 1/20/2023