Monday, November 23, 2015

Buddy Classes

In the last week, each of our kids spent some time with their buddy classes! For those of you who are new to Sexton Mountain, we participate in an inclusion program where each student from the SRC has a buddy class at his or her grade level. The idea for this is simple and incredible.

Each buddy class gets to know one new friend from the SRC. This means that our kids visit their classes for fun activities, songs, parties and special experiences. This means that we have new friends to send candy grams to, or camp learned a lot mail in June. This means that each of our kids have one whole class of friends that knows their name and some of their interests. This means we have more people to say "hi" to on the playground and at lunch. This is just one of the many incredible ways that Sexton Mountain is a fantastic community.

As we introduced ourselves in the last week, all of the students I talked to (in my class and our buddy classes) were excited about how much we have in common, and we spent very little time talking about how we are different. We talked a lot about the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Minecraft. We talked about brothers and sisters, and how much we love Thanksgiving. We talked about how cool it is to speak 2 languages, and how hard we work at school. Below are some pictures from our visits. It may be hard to find your students in these pictures, because really, we're all one happy community.

As always, I am so thankful for such a fabulous place to teach and learn! <3