In what ways do you think the program benefits the kindergartners? Try to explain several with support.
Why is the KinderPals program beneficial to 5th graders? Believe it or not, you should be getting something out of the program as well!
What challenges did you experience in KinderPals this year?
What improvements could be made to the program for next year?
Do you think the kindergartners enjoyed the stories from Peekapak? Why do you think that? Do you have any evidence to support your answer?
KinderPals is where us (the fifth graders) go in with our buddies or our KinderPals and teach them about important life skills. For example, some of the things that we do are honesty, empathy, courage and teamwork. We use links from Peekapak.com to help explain to our KinderPals whatever it is we are talking about.
In my opinion the program benefits theKinderPals because a lot of times we teach them very complicated emotions like empathy. I feel that Kindergarteners wouldn't usually learn those types of things until at least 3rd grade. So they get ahead of the game with social emotional skills.
I think it benefits us by helping us explain thing which is the best way to really learn something is by teaching it to others. It also improves our patience because sometimes Kindergarteners can be hard to work with. Also we better our people skills and speech.
Sometimes I would find my buddy drifting off and not paying attention so I would have to keep making sure she is on track. Also trying to explain the very complicated words the my buddy.
I think that one improvement that could be made is to include a very simplified version of the definition of the word because explaining that to a Kindergartener is very hard because the words are very complicated. So if I had a definition simplified (or not) I could even change it by putting it into my own words but I think that would make this program better.
I think that they do. One way I know this is because my buddy always remembered the characters so that means she must have been paying attention. And I know that in Kindergarten I only paid attention when I was actually interested.