Learning Buddies

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Nicole Santos’s second-graders and Mary McDermott’s kindergartners are participating in a Learning Buddies program at Cherry Lane. As part of the program, the elder students are learning how to be role models and peer tutors while working with their kindergarten buddies on a variety of academic skills including reading and writing. Recently, they completed a science experiment that involved mixing baking soda, dishwashing soap and vinegar together in a carved out pumpkin. The students together created hypotheses and recorded the procedure of the experiment.