WOW!! What a turnout. Today was Grandparent’s Day in Grade 1 and I was so impressed with the confidence of our students as they introduced Grandma, Grandpa, Nanny, Nan, Pa, Poppy, Granny and Nanna and told us where they came from. We had a 90 year old great grandpa and 3 sets of grandparents who travelled from interstate (Adelaide, Sydney and Deniliquin) especially for today. A great effort. The grandparents shared objects from “the olden days” ranging from egg beaters, box brownie camera, sepia photographs, money, mincer, dolls and teddies, chamber pot, fur wrap, irons, sewing machine, lanterns, clock, stamp album, metronome and school books. For many it was a trip down memory lane and a new learning experience for the students. It was thought that the chamber pot was a large teacup!!! After working together on a past and present survey and discussing how life has changed the grandparents joined the students in some games from the past. It was fun to watch everyone playing knuckles/jacks, elastics, hopscotch, marbles, making daisy chains, and even trying to solve the Rubics cube. The grandparents then enjoyed sharing morning tea with their grandchildren. A wonderful morning which was the topic of conversation for the rest of the day.
Please keep a look out for some more photos of our special day and some thoughts from the children.
What did you enjoy most about Grandparents Day?
Of the objects that were shared by the grandparents what did you think was the most interesting and why?