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Everyone benefits from Students As Mentors

Feb. 1, 2018

Members of Chase Elementary School's SAMs Club reading togetherFourth and fifth grade students are pairing up with kindergarten students in Chase Elementary School’s “Students As Mentors” (SAM) program, providing mutual instructional benefit.

At SAMs Club, the older students learn about lesson planning and prepare questions for a read-aloud activity they will hold with their kindergarten partners. They solidify their learning and gain perspective on the teach-learning process. The younger students, of course, learn from their mentors and are thrilled to work with their older role models. Currently, they are focusing on short vowel sounds.

“Students As Mentors” is a program facilitated by Literacy Specialist Tavi Bockman and Library Media Specialist Michele Prestianni as a result of the inspiration they gained from participating in the Model Schools conference this past summer.

Several members of the Students As Mentors club