Second-grade students adore having a high school buddy. Tiffany Sahagian’s Child Development 2 classes at Lynden High School have made that a reality for students in Lynden Schools.
The high school students have spent the year partnering with second-grade students in the district, working with multiple classrooms to help enrich their days and learning opportunities. The most recent example came when the younger students were asked by teachers to imagine and design what a monster could look like. The high schoolers then partnered with the elementary students to create a story about the monster and illustrate it with hand-sewn creations.
“It was so much fun,” Sahagian says, “and both age groups benefitted from the experience.”