Our Middle School and Lower Elementary students had an opportunity to work and grow together this week in their Partners program. This always provides a nice experience for both the older and younger students.
The Middle School students are developing empathy and responsibility by modeling behavior for the younger students while being able to enjoy some of the fun works available in the Lower Elementary outdoor classroom.
The Lower Elementary students get to spend time with the older students and demonstrate their favorite activities and games. They love to teach the Middle School students what they have learned and what they enjoy doing. It provides them with a sense of responsibility and achievement that comes from within themselves.
There was also plenty of space for imaginative play; together, the students made stores and shops, built structures, and spent some quality time in the sandbox. It was a nice afternoon, and this important social time was appreciated by all.