Sunday, August 20, 2017

Grandparents Day!!

I just LOVE Grandparents and Grandparents Day!!
In my class each year we invite our grandparents for lunch.
If a child does not have a grandparent that can attend we welcome them to invite someone else!
Having Grandparents visit is also a special way to compare and contrast the past and present as well as look at generations and families.

The packet has vocabulary for posting and a simple HUG craft for students to make for their visitors.

There is also a Grandparent Interview and a chance to fill in posters about their grandparents.
These can be used as ideas for enhancing writing.

This is a cute song about grandparents and then it is followed by two writing activities using are, can, have...
Simple sentences can be written using these words and ideas.

There is a class book cover for their writing, differentiated writing pages and a page for them to do 'selfies' with their grandparents.  These are so cute for posting.

There is a mini book for putting together on Grandparents which the students can interact with.
It is followed by a writing activity making a list.

Differentiated word work is also included on a word search, ABC Order and Parts of Speech.

I use two of my favorite stories for comprehension.
What Grandmas and Grandpas Do Best by Numeroff and How To Babysit Grandma and Grandpa by Reagan.  Your class will love the stories and the activities that accompany them.

Then be sure to include Grandparents Day.
There is an invitation as well as an activity for the class to do with their grandparents comparing the classroom today to the classroom the grandparent attended.
I also love giving rewards for the grandparent who traveled the farthest, had the most grandchildren, etc.  
What a fabulous way to find out about the guests.


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