Grandparents’ Day in the Preschool and Pre-K Classrooms at St. Justin School
St. Justin School’s Preschoolers and Pre-Kindergarteners welcomed grandparents in the classrooms during our annual Grandparents Day and Spring Sing event in early March. Our preschool staff, led by Mrs. Shannon Barela, Preschool Program Director, prepared hands-on curriculum activities that our three- and four-year-olds proudly showed their grandparents. Sophia, four years old, gave a “mini-tour” of the preschool classroom by pointing out to her grandma and grandpa where Legos, blocks, counters and other manipulativesare located. Bella, also four years old, sat down at the table with her grandparents while they were busy working on lacing beads. Meanwhile, in the pre-K classroom, Wesley happily played with blocks on the carpet with his grandma. The rest of the pre-K class was busy working on lacing beads, reading books, playing games and other favorite classroom activities.
This was a great day for grandparents to explore their grandchildren’s preschool classroom and know about the fun and exciting things they are learning every day with Ms. Shannon, Ms. Mildred, Ms. Alexz, Ms. Rebecca, Ms. Mary Lou and Ms. Nellie.
Directly after the classroom visits, the preschoolers and their grandparents moved to the large hall to join the rest of the school for Spring Sing. The event began with three seventh graders reading their grandparent interview essays, which proved to be very touching and did not leave a dry eye in the room. The seventh graders were followed by the unique sound of “Mary’s Song” and “Seek Ye First” coming from the St. Justin School Bell Choir. Preschoolers were the first to sing (“Each of Us is a Flower”) and their enthusiasm entertained everyone in the audience. The Spring Sing continued with Kindergarteners through 8th graders singing special songs dedicated to our very important guests – grandparents! The memorable event concluded with grandparents visiting the elementary classrooms before heading out to enjoy lunch together.