Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Grandparent Interviews

Please share our gratitude to grandparents for their response to our What Was Kindergarten Like For You? Questionnaire.  Their responses have been wonderful, thoughtful replies that will enhance our study of the 1960s richly.  Even if grandparents didn't go to kindergarten exactly in the 1960s, their responses show us that the past influences people’s lives.  (Illinois State Social Studies Standard 16.A.Kb)  I have not shared these with students yet, but will begin next week.

We made a list of ways that we can find out more about the 1960s:

  • Siri
  • iPads
  • books
  • internet (computers, phones, electronics)
  • people (librarian, Mrs.Weronko, grandparents)
Since we named our grandparents as one source for finding out more about the 1960s, we will be interviewing 3 guest grandparents who went to kindergarten during this time period.  Today students worked with a partner to write at least one question to ask our grandparents that would help the students learn more about their grandparents' kindergarten experience.  As you can see from the pictures below, they took this task quite seriously.


Thank you also for returning the kindergarten student questionnaires so quickly.  We have compiled much of the information on a chart so that we can make a comparison with our grandparents.  The questionnaire may be one of our items we put in our time capsule to be opened in a decade in the future.

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