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Insights from the Intersection of Childhood and Education

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Win-Win: Middle Schoolers Helping Out in the Preschool



What to do with three sporting young fellows for whom one particular class in Middle School is simply not working? There is study group, of course, but that does not provide for much interaction, nor is it a classroom experience. Instead, the idea was born (and they were in on this) to put them to "work" in the preschool.



We are happy to report that this scheme has been working splendidly. These 7th/8th graders enjoy working with the younger kids. It gives them the opportunity to shine in a different way and to employ some of their abilities and qualities that don't come through in other school situations.



It's turned out to be a win-win for all involved because the preschool teachers love the extra help, and of course the preschoolers love the extra attention from "the big guys."


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