Wednesday, May 1, 2013

       Honoring our Grandparents and Veterans

Singing to our special guests!

On Friday April 19th we honored many special guests with music and treats.  We held our annual Grandparents Tea.  This is always a very memorable day for both the children and their special guests.  Our music teacher Mrs. Walker has spent a lot time teaching the students songs that have special meaning.  Some of the students also shared narratives at the microphone.

Dressed in our best.




Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren

The strength and wisdom that time

And experience have given them

Grandchildren bless their Grandparents

With youthful vitality and innocence

That help them stay young at heart forever.

Together they create a chain of love

Linking the past with the future.

The chain may lengthen,

But it will never part.

Author Unknown

Then it was coffee time, punch for those who don't drink coffee.

The students and their guests then worked on a questionnaire.  Here is a sampling to the questions:
They asked about celebrating holidays and family traditions.  They talked about school when they were a child and what was different or the same.  They shared marvelous memories of their childhood. 

The most interesting conversation came with the discussion of Now and Then:
gum .05 then  over a dollar now
candy bar .10 then over a dollar now
car $5,000 then $35,000 now
gallon of milk .59 then  $3.55 now
loaf of bread .25 then 2.99 now
gallon of gas .75 then 3.55 now

Thanks to our special guests!!!


1 comment:

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