Too many kids are spending time on computers and not interacting with real people or real materials.. I would like to get my 27 students as well as the other 4 classrooms of 27 students at my school to interact with people in a nearby senior center. Together the seniors and kids would create projects. As a result the seniors will teach and the students will learn. Discussion and shared information will happen as well. Ideas include: *taking apart and/or putting together small machines. *hand work such as cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting *writing projects where we listen and write one another's stories * creating Art
Students will be matched with seniors interested in sharing their expertise. Students will be far from their "devices" and interacting with people to learn new things.
Funded by Twin Cities, MN (June 2016)