Once a week we meet up with our Big Buddies from Mrs. Villeneuve's grade four/five class. It is a chance for the students to build a relationship with an older student and to enjoy reading books together. The younger students early in the year are usually the listeners and the older students are the readers. As the year progresses, however, the roles start to change and as the younger students gain confidence they will soon become the readers. Whatever the case, it is a enjoyable experience for all!
Cathy Farber is a Kindergarten teacher at Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, B.C.