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Grandparents Day
Old 08-25-2007, 04:35 PM
 

I teach in a 3-4-5 building, and each level eats at a different time. We invite the grandparents to come to the classroom ~40 min. before lunch. Student Council members meet grandparents at the entrances and escort them to the correct classrooms.

Students introduce them; we take photo. PTO takes care of printing costs for us.

I have had students prepare Readers Theater presentations. You could invite the grandparents to read along with their grandchild! I have also given students a list of questions that they can ask the grandparents....what was different about their 4th grade year, fav. subject, historical events, etc.

Grandparents eat lunch with all the students...outside if it's a nice day...they bring lawn chairs/blankets. We set up a few long tables outside as well. Some eat in the cafeteria.

We have students with grandparents invite other students to eat with them, if a grandparent could not be there.

Grandparents say goodbye after lunch......they do not return to the classroom. We usually write letters to the grandparents in the afternoon before returning to the regular schedule.

It's a fun morning. We did find that if grandparents returned to the classroom after lunch, they just stayed and stayed :-)
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