Article and photos by Susan Helton; photos courtesy of Kimberly McCarthy
On September 28, 46 first-graders from Timber Trail Elementary (TTE) visited Legacy Village of Castle Pines to meet and share with more than 20 residents there. “We’re hoping to develop a buddy reading program,” stated Julie Schade, TTE first-grade teacher. “We thought it would be a good idea to get to know each other before starting our reading buddies.” Schade hopes they can meet the last Friday of every month for the students to practice reading and for some seasonal activities with the residents, including a costume parade for Halloween.
For September’s meet and share, the students brought bags full of their favorite things to share with the residents. In a lively exchange, the residents also shared some of their favorite things with the students. “We are so excited to learn from each other and watch our program with the residents grow,” stated Schade.