Reading Buddies Return

As the new year begins school traditions are passed along to from Riverbend students. The Lower Elementary students were visited by their Upper Elementary “buddies” to share the love of reading.  It was a wonderful experience for both groups of students. For Lower Elementary, this program allows students to practice reading and listening skills with new audiences.  For Upper Elementary students, they practice reading out loud, leadership skills, giving helpful tips, and showing empathy. In addition, it was wonderful to see many children reconnect, on an academic level, with previous Lower Elementary classmates.