Students at Cedar View have been enjoying a reading buddies partnership! This unique group is a collaboration between Mrs. Siegel’s, & Ms. Funk’s classrooms. Students from Ms. Funk’s class come prepared with a book bi-weekly to share with Mrs. Siegel’s students. Likewise, the following week, Mrs. Siegel’s students create a craft that is a representation of the book they heard in the prior week, to teach Ms. Funk’s students. This collaboration is beneficial for all students involved as it supports fluency development, greater understanding of story elements, increases collaboration, and students feel successful. The past two weeks, the book of choice was, “Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” All students enjoyed the story and had a great time teaching one another how to make pigeons out of paper plates!