Buddy Class Encouragement Idea

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  1. lehcar1021

    lehcar1021 Rookie

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    My kindergarten class has "adopted" a 3rd grade class for the next 2 weeks in order to encourage them and cheer them on for their end of grade test coming up. I am looking for ideas for my K students to do for the 3rd graders. I really want to write up a poem or song for my kids to say/sing or post in their room. We might make them a special snack one day... any ideas? Any good luck poems to share??
     
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  3. carlea

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    My K-team did this (when I taught k)!

    We only did this for a week though. On the first day we hung a poster outside of their classroom which stayed up for the duration of testing. On one of the days we had the students make a card for a specific student in the class (some k's made more than one because of class size differences). One of the days we did a cooking activity (cookies usually) and sent them over to the students.

    The students (and the teachers) really appreciated the support!
     
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    lehcar1021 Rookie

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    What kind of poster did you put up?
     
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    One year the poster said something like "We're cheering for you" and I had painted pom poms and had the k's decorate megaphones. Another year I painted a big hand holding a pencil and above it wrote "May the force be with you" and the students created stars all over the poster. I just used 5-6 feet of butcher paper for the posters.
     
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    I think the whole concept of being "cheerleaders" for an upper grade class is such a thoughtful and cute idea! :thumb:

    I LOVE IT! :)
     
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    The 1st graders came to cheer us on last year with a visit and a card that said "We know you are a bunch of Smarties!!!" and it had a small pack of the smarties candies attached.
     

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