One of the things I love best about teaching younger students is their enthusiasm to work with each other. As students age many become fearful of what others will think, how they compare to each other, or if they will be judged in some other way. The little ones tend to dive in head first when presented with the opportunity to take part in think pair shares or reading/writing partnerships.
Today, some first grade children decided to switch roles from being a student to teacher. They visited KRD to teach the Kindergarteners all about independent reading book shopping, and to give some details on what it looked like and felt like. They did a fantastic job:)