Sixth graders at Ft. Lee’s School No. 4 in New Jersey buddy with kindergartners for activities once a month. The kindergarten and sixth grade teachers collaborate to determine what projects the buddies will work on together. Each month, the sixth grade buddies write about the experience in a journal and the kindergarteners illustrate the entry. The K6 Buddies program was started six years ago by a school counselor who wanted to increase student engagement at School No. 4.