Classes – Love An Elder Day

For the 1st through 3rd Grade Level Student – Honoring Their Parents’ Parents

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons. It is a day dedicating to honoring and caring for the world’s elderly. (In New York City, October 1st is “Love an Elder” Day.) Students could make posters advertising this day around the community.

1) Students could be asked to create their own class-wide, school-wide or community-wide Day to celebrate, for example, create a potluck lunch, inviting grandparents and great grandparents. The momentum could continue all through the year as elders can be invited to special celebrations, including Thanksgiving celebration, and more. Students might plan a sing-a-long, cook a meal, or write a play.

2) They can also make cards to send to their own relatives or senior neighbors.

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