Today we ventured over to our "big" high school. A few years ago the FACS class stared coming over to the elementary school to share a few little health and physical activity lessons they had prepared. This was always an exciting time for our Kindergarten kiddos, but let me tell you, very hectic and crazy!! This year, we are doing things a little different. We are going over there..... Yeah.... and one class at a time! (It helps that we are in a small town and the high school is right next door.)
Today we made turkeys filled with lots of yummy goodies, played Pin the Tail on the Turkey, colored a Thanksgiving picture, and played Pilgrim and Indian dodge ball. Now, that was interesting! Eventually it turned into....."Get the big kids!" lol They really loved it. The interaction that goes on between a high school student and a 5 year old is priceless! Wow!!
I would encourage you to find ways for this type of interaction. I really feel that it helps build a bond in our community and teaches the importance of togetherness and support.