Travel Buddy Project
Snuggles in Arcade, New York
at Arcade Elementary School
October 26 - October 30, 1998
| am in New York state visiting Arcade School. I am with a 2nd grade
classroom. This is the information I found out about their school. am in New York state visiting Arcade School. I am with a 2nd grade
classroom. This is the information I found out about their school.
We are a Kindergarten through Fourth Grade Elementary School. There are about 800 children
in this rural school. Many of them ride a school bus almost 45 minutes to get to school,
and then again at the end of the day to get home. That's a long ride!
Just now that journey is particularly beautiful. It is late fall here. The leaves are a
riot of yellow, red orange, still a bit of green and more and more brown as the days pass.
We have had a very warm and sunny fall. The air is just now beginning to get crisp and
It is surprising that we have not had our first covering of snow. Often by now we've had a
snowfall that covers the ground and then melts away in a few hours. Many of the us are
glad for the warm and gentle fall.
Our school has lots of different choices for families. We have regular kindergarten,
first, second, third and fourth grade classes and we also have both looping and multi-age
classrooms. The looping classes have children and a teacher that start together in one
grade and move up to the next grade together.
The multi-age classes have kindergarten, first and second grade children all together.
Those children stay with their teacher for three years. There is always some students at
each level in the class. We're a busy school and it's hard to keep track of what each
person is doing!
I am having fun meeting new people and making lots of reading friends.
Happy reading to you all,
Snuggles, the Traveling Hedgehog