We know that when families and schools work together, children benefit! To this end, Glen students were recently able to invite their grandparent(s) to their school for an evening of pumpkin decorating!
Each family who registered received one pumpkin per child and was given lots of options to decorate, including painting, stickers, and markers. Older children, working in partnership with Grandma/Grandpa, (aka, supervision!) were also able to carve or punch out their pumpkins. Many students also chose to layer their designs – starting with carving and adding a layer of paint and stickers. A few brave grandparents also embraced their Glen’s student’s desire to do the reverse – paint their pumpkin, then go carve the still-wet-pumpkin! Grandparents really are the best!
Additional activities also included thumb-print pumpkin patches (a great keepsake with grandparent and Glen student thumbprints), leaf rubbings and reading stories. Of course, pumpkin snacks and apple cider were also available for munching!
Save the date for our next generational activity – Friday, February 28, 2020! This date is our annual Generations Day celebration. It is an opportunity for Glen students to invite a member of their family from a different generation to their classroom. Typically, though not exclusively, students invite a Grandparent or other person of that generation. Look for more information in upcoming issues of the Montessori Minute!