Buddy time is by far one of my favourite times of the week. If you don’t know what buddies is, I’ll fill you in. Buddies at Charles Dickens is a time where the older grade 5, 6, 7 classes pair up with the younger Kindergarten, grade 1, 2 classes and help them read and write and do fun things like going outside and playing games. Overall, I think it’s a great experience for the smaller kids.
Sometimes a big buddy from the upper classes gets paired with more than one small buddy but that’s only if there’s more small buddies than big buddies. The big buddies normally like getting two buddies so it’s not like getting two buddies is a problem. The big buddies also really like just playing and bonding with the little kids.
Every Monday we go down to Buddies to read to them and often they read to us. Sometimes we go outside and play with them. When they read to us they learn how to read and when we read to them they learn how to listen. Sometimes we go outside to play and have fun with them on the playground or spaceball.
I think that some people are playing with their buddies at recess and lunch. I also think that it’s important to be nice and helpful to the little buddies. Some people have two or three buddies and these people are very lucky. The classes who have buddy time are often grade 5,6,7 classes and often the grade 6 and 7 have 2-3 buddies but maybe a grade 5 might also. And that is not an easy thing to do for a grade 4 first time, having more than one buddy!
by flying pinguin and Spongebob