There are many perks of being a 1st Grader, but a major highlight is getting to be an older buddy to an ECE friend. Up until this year, the 1st Graders have always been the younger buddies, but this year they get to facilitate, assist, guide, and serve as a role model to younger friends.

To prepare for the Community Circle that the 1st Graders performed in with their buddies, Ms. Lauren’s class talked about what it means to be grateful and the things in our lives we are grateful for. Some ideas that came up included: family, friends, pets, our homes, school, nature, planet earth, their younger buddies, and more! They then made a fun turkey craft and later helped their Lion buddies create their own grateful turkeys!