R-6 Students Start Program
Preschool and fifth and sixth grade students at Pleasant View R-6 kicked off their Big Buddy program on Thursday, Sept. 5. Fran Miller, fifth and sixth grade teacher, read the book, ”Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors,” written by Lisa McCue. Students followed up by coloring a reproducible bunny book according to the colors in the literature. The Big Buddy program is designed for fifth and sixth grade students to partner up and read to preschool students on a weekly basis for 30 minutes each visit. Books read are documented on a reading record and added to the student’s reading file at the end of the school year. Students earn stickers for their monthly reading chart along with tickets to be added to the author wheel. Books can be earned and presented to the preschoolers at the awards ceremony held in the spring. Many character traits are touched upon throughout the program.