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MERRILL (WAOW) -
Some Merrill elementary students went home with special
memories, after grandparents day.
"We welcome you today. We welcome you today. Hope you
enjoy our play on this grandparents day," first graders at Kate Goodrich
Elementary School sang to
It was a day to make grandma and grandpa feel special.
"I love going to grandma's because I like to play Go Fish
with my grandma," one student said during the presentation.
"My grandpa is amazing because he taught me how to be lazy
all day, while playing with my cousin," first-grader Malaynie Dengel said of
Teachers at Kate
School say the day's lesson is a valuable one.
"We just think it's really important for our young children
to connect with their grandparents," Kate
School teacher Mary Rohde said.
The grandparents were able to share their memories from they
were young with their grandchildren.
"I remember when we were in school, we could get chocolate
milk for three cents a carton," one grandmother said.
"We had to walk to school, no snow days. Mom sent you out
the door and you had to make it to school," another grandfather shared.
Games were played, hands were held and hugs were given
during grandparents' day. It ended with a poem.
The first graders read, "Grandparents always love you,
whether you're near or far away. Grandparents are for hugging you, whenever you
start to cry. Grandparents are for signing you a special lullaby."
Teachers say it was a special day, for some special
grandparents. They say the event has been held in Merrill for more than 10
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