Learning and Pedagogy / Sep 05, 2019

Educational Fun To Celebrate Grandparents’ Day

Loving Teen Girl Embracing And Kissing Grandmother

National Grandparents Day 2019 is approaching, and not only is it the perfect holiday to let grandparents know how much they are loved and appreciated; it’s also a great time to engage them in the education of their grandchildren. Grandparents’ Day is the ideal time for teachers to make the effort strengthen family ties to better meet the emotional needs of their students.

Make The Connection

Grandmother Reading A Book To GranddaughtersGrandparents can help strengthen the academic success of their grandchildren by staying in the loop, and ClassTag is the perfect tool to help those connections. Many grandparents are caregivers, or the go-to daytime support for students.

ClassTag can help grandparents, parents, and teachers stay on the same page about a child’s education. This can be especially helpful in the case of non-traditional families or split households.

Pro-tip: Multiple users can be added for each child within ClassTag, so don’t be afraid of building a support system!

The messaging capabilities of ClassTag help ensure that everyone is engaged in learning goals and allows everyone to play an active role in their child’s education.

Relating on New Levels

Finding a common ground between a grandparent and grandchild doesn’t always develop organically. Inviting grandparents into the educational world of their grandchildren is a creative way to spark interest.

Through ClassTag, grandparents can stay engaged with learning goals and school events, and children will be encouraged to know that their grandparents are interested in the daily happenings of their lives.Children Doing Homework In Busy Multi Generation Family Home

Grandparents perfectly fill the role of an educational support. Tensions can run high between parents and a children during homework time or studying sessions. A grandparent is just the person needed to diffuse the pressure! They can offer a much-needed hand tackling math problems, spelling lists, or reading stories. Not only does this give the parents a well needed break; children and grandparents will get the chance to work on learning goals: together!

Celebrate The Day

Invite new volunteers– Don’t forget: grandparents are in the perfect position to be volunteers. Most grandparents are retired, and offer schools an availability of helpers that might otherwise be nonexistent. Grandparents like nothing more than spending time with their grandchildren, and school provides yet another opportunity to do that!

Let’s Party!– In the spirit of Grandparents’ Day, teachers can welcome grandparents into their classroom to better know the families of their students. It’s the perfect time to host a Grandparent’s Day!

Pro-Tip: Grandparents are able to provide a strong presence in the classroom as a guest speaker, teacher helper, or Parent Teacher Association volunteer. Grandparents’ Day is celebrated at the perfect time of the school year to welcome grandparent participation!

Grandfather And Grandson In GardenToday more than ever the grandparent generation is becoming engaged in the daily lives of their grandchildren. Gone are the days of the role of the passive family elder. Grandparents are active, aware, and involved.

Grandparents bring to the table a wealth of knowledge about child development that is just waiting to be rediscovered.

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