It's informative to interview a grandparent, and what better fun than to do it on a tape recorder? Use the school recorder on the day grandparents are visiting, or ask if the children can record an interview at home using their own machines. Some teachers may ask the children to call their grandparents and conduct the interview via the telephone. While interviewing have the children fill in the Grandparent Interview Sheet shown above. If you are working with older children have them compare their grandparent's answers to the way they would have answered the questions if they were the one's being interviewed. Younger children might like drawing a picture of their grandparents that they can include with their interview questionaire. The children in your classroom or home will love spending this extra time visiting with their grandparents.
If you would like a copy of the Grandparent Interview Sheet....please email Miss Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget your email address!