Our Buddy Support Program helps children beginning school to feel safe, secure and part of a community for a positive start to their education. Knowing someone in the school before they begin can help to ease concerns and foster a feeling of belonging.
Pairing beginning children with a grade 5 buddy gives them two years of friendship with someone they feel they can trust and rely upon. For the older child, it develops a sense of responsibility, nurtures empathy, provides purpose and an opportunity for leadership within the school community.
This pack includes:
• A printable pdf
• Explanation and instructions for implementing a successful buddy program
• 4 activities for grade 5 children
• 4 activities for buddies to complete together
• 5 BONUS coloring pages
* You will need Acrobat 7.0 or later - please contact me if you have an earlier version.
This resource is also available in A4 Format
These resources are part of our whole school, evidence-based SEL curriculum promoting kindness and mindfulness. Please check it out at www.ripplekindness.org.
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