Every other week or so we have high school students from Mr. D.'s Impact class come and spend time with us. I typically have the high school kids read to and with the 2nd graders and they also write reading responses (usually book reports) together as a group since they come during Daily 5 (literacy instruction) rotations. Last week the kids were excited because I let them play a math and Bingo games. It really is a blessing that our lower elementary students have the opportunity to form positive relationships with the older kids of our school.
On another note, since the holidays two more 2nd graders were initiated into the 100 Club! for reading and logging in 100 books outside of school. Congratulations, girls! I'm incredibly proud of you!