Remember the excitement of spending special time with grandparents? I still remember the excitement I felt as a very little girl spending the night at my grandparents’ condo at the beach or flying to Buffalo to visit my mom’s parents. And I have to say that today—as a mother all these years later—there may be nothing sweeter than watching the interactions between a grandparent and grandchild. This feeling of love for family is what makes Grandparents and Special Friends Day so memorable at Hebrew Academy and the Strelitz preschool.
Every year, grandparents and special family friends are invited to school the day before winter break to spend time in the classroom with their grandchildren. Students perform songs for their loved ones in the multipurpose room and then head to their classrooms for more fun. Together they engage in entertaining activities, quality time and some serious memory making.
Students enjoy showing off their projects and artwork created in anticipation of the big day and, as one would expect, the grandparents’ reactions are always overwhelming. No doubt, Picasso has nothing on each grandchild’s masterpiece! The love they show is truly palpable and I certainly can’t do justice describing it here.
I am grateful my children got to share this special day with both sets of their grandparents for their continuous support of our beloved school.
by Megan Zuckerman, HAT parent