Molly Kate beams a welcome. (Photo by Walter Skupien)
Grandparents Day at granddaughter Molly Kate’s kindergarten in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was a delightful first for grandparents Baboo and Nana. All the grandparents packed our grandchildren’s classroom, proud planets circling our own little suns.
Molly Kate applies scissor skills to the outline of a grandparent’s hand.
Each student worked together with one to four adults on a well-planned, simple craft.
Thanks to other grandparents, I was able to have a turn in one of the extra little classroom chairs so that I could work with Molly Kate. All four of her grandparents traced the outline of one of their hands and wrote a note to our granddaughter on the paper hands before she cut them out.
She used the hands and other embellishments to decorate a construction paper placemat. Her teachers later laminated the granddaughter-grandparent creation as Molly Kate’s take-home reminder of Grandparents Day 2013.
My reminders of the kindergarten’s happy celebration are the above “from-where-I-sit” snapshots and the photos below that an obliging teacher’s assistant snapped.
Molly Kate with paternal grandparents Baboo and Nana
Molly Kate with maternal grandparents Mimi and Papa