By: Meridian 1st & 4th Grade Buddies
Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a day when you celebrate your grandparents and special friends! It’s a chance for them to visit and discover the types of things you get to do at school. It’s extra special because your parents aren’t there that day so you get to spend your time with your grandparent/special friend who doesn’t know as much about Meridian as your parents do. During the day we participate in lots of activities and get to rotate and see different parts of the school with our guests and do some things that show what we learn, like publishing parties, but a lot of it is extra fun that does not happen every school day. We think it’s a great way to make our guests feel special while also learning together!
The interesting thing about special friends day is that it changes year- to-year. The themes of classroom activities change, and every grade level teams up with a specialist. It is just another thing that makes it exciting and fun to look forward to–you never quite know what to expect! If you bring the same special friend each year, they get to try something new as well, which is important especially since they may be traveling a long distance to spend the day with us. Some of us asked our grandparents to visit over 3 months in advance!
Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a time to share our learning, and reminds us that the Meridian community isn’t just the people in our school..it’s made up of all the people that we interact with every day and and throughout our lives. We can’t wait for the next Grandparents and Special Friends Day!