Counselor's CornerOCTOBER 2016
Check out the new Buddy Bench on the playground if you haven’t already! I have been aware of the “Buddy Bench Movement” both nationally and internationally over the last few years, but wanted to finally offer one up on the Glenridge playground.
The Buddy Bench is simply that…a place where students can go to find a friend! They may go there when they are… not sure who to play with or what to play, looking for a new friend, or a new student. The Buddy Bench is a special bench. Not just for sitting on. If a student sits on the Buddy Bench, it is because they are looking for a friend. If a student just needs to rest or read or calm down on a bench, they know there are many other benches on our playground.
If a student is sitting on the Buddy Bench, it’s the responsibility of Glenridge students to take care of each other and make sure that students feel welcomed and included. That’s what the Buddy Bench is all about!
Four Fifth Grade students and four Kindergarten students helped make the bench and I couldn’t be more proud of the whimsical look of our Glenridge Buddy Bench! A BIG thanks go out to Claire (5B), Elsie (5S), Lucia (5S), Stella (5B), Evelyn (KB), Olive (KR), Shaun (KR), and Sigrid (KB)!!Happy Days!Rachel SpannGlenridge Guidance Counselor