Grandparents are special people. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about my grandfather who was the sweetest and kindest man and who was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to. When I taught in Alaska we had a program called "Grandparents in our Schools" where Seniors helped teachers and students several times a week. We were fortunate to have 2 wonderful "grandpas". Many of you teach in Title I schools where many of your students come from single parent homes or dysfunctional ones and these "grandpas" filled a much needed void that was missing in their lives. The Sunday after Labor Day is the day we celebrate Grandparents and I wanted to share some great resources for celebrating it in your classrooms. You can find this great Grandparents' Day Diamond Poem by clicking on the image below.
There are other Grand Activities for Grandparents Day resources at Education World. Another great website is National Grandparents Day .com where you can find a cool song,free lesson plays, song lyrics, and activities for grades K-5. Apples 4 Teachers is another great website for grandparents day activities. If you are looking for some great craft ideas you don't want to miss the ones at DLTKs by clicking on the image below.
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend! Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.
How do you celebrate Grandparents Day in your classroom?