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Montessori Reading Buddies

Before the winter break, RHMS Montessori and elementary students started a Reading Buddies Program.  The Grade 3 students read holiday themed books to the Montessori classes. The younger children were thrilled to have a reading buddy visit. 

The benefits of a Reading Buddies Program are profound. Reading Buddies allows younger readers to see what being fluent looks like as they have a peer model demonstrating reading skills; they can also acquire a positive role model with some intentional pairing. The older students develop social and emotional skills like patience and empathy as they work with their younger buddies. 

Looking up to the older students, the Montessori children were excited to have new reading partners. Awesome friendships were formed and it made this experience extra special! 

A Private School Located in Richmond Hill, Ontario and serving the greater Toronto area since 1986.