Collinwood Village Academy Buddy Program
At Collinwood Village Academy our Kindergarten students are assigned to a sixth grade student based on their personalities and teacher recommendations at the beginning of the year. The students then meet to complete projcets and activities together a few times per month. The Big Buddies, or sixth graders, benefit from helping teach and reinforce reading skills, writing, math and more. The students quickly become friends. The little buddies beniefit from having someone help them with activities to build conficence and skills needed to be successful students. Both groups also get practice in social skills and really enjoy their time together. It is not uncommon to walk into the room where the buddies meet to see many smiles and hear lots of laughter. Even my acadmically lowest students can assist a kindergartner with his/her graphing, letter sounds and basic math and reading activities. It allows the sixth graders to develop leadership skills and character as they serve in assiting the younger children. It is a simple way to encourage our mission built on a foundation of character education and life long success for all students.
Constellation Schools Scott
Constellation School Collinwood Village Academy, Principal Bethany Scott