Students Celebrate Grandparents Day at Kate Goodrich Elementary Submitted: 03/19/2013
Story By Hayley Tenpas

MERRILL - You may have heard your grandparents tell a story that goes something like this, sack lunches, a one room schoolhouses and they walked 2 miles up hill both ways to get to school.

Those are some of the memories grandparent's shared at today's Grandparent's Day at Kate Goodrich Elementary in Merrill.

For the 12th straight year, first grade students showed their grandmas and grandpas around the classrooms.

The grandparents were also treated to a special presentiation.

Teacher Denise Ziech says it's just as much fun for the grandparents as it is the kids.

"I've had comments from grandparents after the program, and thank you cards, and they love it when they're here. They love the opportunity to spend time with their grandchild at school," said Ziech.

Ziech says the day lets the kids work on their reading and language arts skills.

They write, edit and re-write all their own stories for the program.

For some, it's the best day of the year.

"It's fun to have the children up on stage, it's fun to have them shine and be proud and happy their grandparents are here. And several times afterward, the children will say, this was the best day of the school year," said Ziech.

Grandparents day will continue at Kate Goodrich Elementary throughout the week.

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