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Monday, March 2, 2020

Learning with Margaux

Last Thursday Grandpa and I set out for Shades Mountain Elementary School. We had a history lesson from Margaux's 4th grade class.  Miss M did not know we were coming so she was super surprised to see us enter the cafeteria where the students were waiting for us.

Katy did a great job of finding Margaux the perfect clothing to portray Harriet Tubman.  See the red dot on Margaux's hand? You touched the 'button" and the student would give you the history of their particular character.

We were so proud of our girl!

Some of the teachers dressed up for the day!  It was a busy and loud morning in the cafeteria.

Grandpa and I made the rounds and we did learn  a lot from the students. I think Marvin stopped at each one.

Baylor's class came to visit the characters and we got our picture made with him. I was not sure if seeing us would upset him or not. Surprises are not the best for our spectrum boy. However he seemed happy to see us.


Margaux had lots of opportunities to share about her Ms Tubman.

 Here is Margaux with some of her friends....The little girl wearing the safety goggles was George Washington Carver.   I believe we also have an Olympian and an astronaut.  The young lady behind them did a great job as one of the mathematicians who was featured in Hidden Figures.

After spending the morning in the cafeteria we had lunch with Elliott. Because the cafeteria was being used a lot that day, the students came to pick up their lunches then returned to their class rooms to eat. We got to sit in the Hall with E and his friend.


Nana and Elliott got a selfie...


One of the little girls in Elliott's class told Marvin that she knew we were E's grandparents because we had white hair. However she also knew her grandpa was older than Marvin because her grandpa was dead. Oh the things kids say!! We both got a good chuckle over that. Elliott enjoyed having us there and told us we needed to come eat lunch with him every day!!

17 comments:

Nancy said...

ITs a wonderful opportunity to visit school activities for your grandchildren. I have had that myself. So proud of them . Your own children as well. So glad you are able to be so involved .enjoy your blog as well.

Mary said...

What a wonderful program for the children to participate in, I'm sure dressing up as the historical figures perked their interest even more. Did they get assigned a person or did they pick who they wanted to represent?
What a surprise it must have been for your grands to have you there and even nicer for you to be able to participate. The comment from the little boy about his grandad being older than Marvin had me laughing out loud!!
Wonderful photos of all of you!!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

What a fun and interesting day. Kids do say the craziest things dont they?

Georgia said...

Hi Arlene, thank you so much for sharing this day with us. You really brought a smile to mine:)

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Arlene, this makes my former teacher's heart sing with delight. First because of the interactive activities for social studies/history and second, that you were able to go, see, and visit. Enjoy your Monday!

Sandy said...

I love it! The red dots are a great idea. The grandparents look quite snazzy too. I can just see Marvin talking to each one of them. This was a fun outing and certainly good for the kids too.

Visits With Mary said...

What a fun day! It's always good to visit the grands at their school, seeing what they do and meeting their teachers and friends.

Terri D said...

It is so great that you are close enough to surprise the kiddos on special days! Margeaux looked great as Ms. Tubman and the other outfits were perfect too. What a great project!! Thanks for sharing it with us, Arlene!

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Anonymous said...

Arlene, what a delightful school activity! Love the red button on the hand. What a great idea!

Too funny about the little girl's grandpa. Yikes! :-)

Mari said...

What a great way for kids to learn! Margeoux did great, and I love that you two surprised her.
I love her friends comment about grandparents. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! Kids do say the funniest things! About your white hair and the grandpa that's older! EEEE! KIDS! But I know you were happy to be there and see these gifted kids! They are learning so much...so early!

Carol said...

What a fun and informative day you had, Arlene. Margeaux is great as Harriet Tubman--love the idea of pressing the "button," too. Learning is so much more interesting than when we were kids!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

I am chuckling from the kid's comment! Darling pic of you two with Margaux! Have a great week, Arlene.

Andrea Charles said...

Arlene, blessed are you and your family to spend such precious times together. It is such a nice learning opportunity as well as a fun event to be around with family while spreading some knowledge. You all look so cute in the hall having lunch! Wishing the best for you and your sweet family.

Andrea Charles said...

You are really blessed to share some quality time with your grandchild. The children in the school seem to be enthusiastic. Thanks for sharing the photos of the school event. It is good that children participate in these kinds of interesting activities.

VasanthMusicCoimbatore said...

What an adorable gang of little girls they are! I know how exciting this trip to school must've been for both of you. The children of today are so talented!