Just as teachers need strong mentors, so do our young readers. We are very lucky to have our 5th grade book buddies! Every other week, the 5th graders check out a library book to share with their kindergarten buddy. After they finish reading their book, the kinders pick a book from our classroom library to share with their book buddy. Last week we invited our 5th grade book buddies to do Explore with us. They loved playing with blocks, the iPad and pretending in the dramatic play area with their kindergarten buddies. It was so fun watching the kids interact and play together. Do you have a buddy class? We’d love to hear what you do!