Peer Buddies start and kids are excited about new progarm

COLONIAL SCHOOL — First through fourth graders got their new peer buddies for the first time at Colonial School. This trend is new for Colonial School, although Colonial has been doing Kindergarten-fifth grade buddies for a number of years.

“I came up with this idea along with other teachers because we thought this would bring kids together and make new friends in different grades,” said Mrs. Wilson, the principal.

Some kids want to read and draw with their buddy.

“I want to read, draw and have fun with my buddy,” said Ava Johnson (4GA).

“I really like my peer buddy, and she is really fun to play with,” said Scarlett Bratone (4GA).

My buddy always talks about guns, so I’m trying to make him stop.”

— Timmy Meyer

Others are having a more difficult time.

“He never says hi to me, so I don’t like him,” said Max Kuehlwein. (4GA)

Timmy Meyer (4GA) said, “My buddy always talks about guns, so I’m trying to make him stop.”

And some just want to get to know a new person.

“My buddy is new to the school, and I can show her around,” said Reese McLean (4GA).

“I would like to meet someone new to be friends with,” said Benjamin Gorski (3L) before he met his buddy.

“Since Kindergarten, I’ve always wanted a buddy again to be friends with,” said Sebastian Leguna (2C).