Head of School Brenda calls them “Reading, weeding, and Meeting” buddies, as each class at PMFS is partnered with another grade to foster cross-grade relationships, encourage community building, and nurture understanding of people outside one’s peer group.
Kindergarteners anxiously await time with their Fifth Grade Reading Buddies each week. In the spring with their pre-K buddies, Third Graders joyfully share the book each has written, the results of their first official research project on an Ocean Animal. First Graders look up to Second Graders for assistance with projects. Activities vary, and the bonds grow throughout the year.