This article originally appeared in the summer 2016 Harker Quarterly.
In early May, Grandparents’ Day was held at both Harker Preschool and the lower school. On this charming day, grandparents and “grandfriends” toured the campuses and participated in activities with the special children in their lives.
A long-standing tradition at Harker, the day gives students on both the lower school and preschool campuses the opportunity to welcome grandparents or adoptive “grandparents-for-the-day” to the school for an educational and memorable visit in their honor.
On the preschool campus, the morning of exploration and play allowed teachers and specialists to provide a glimpse of all the incredible happenings at Harker Preschool. There were a variety of displays and interactive activities from the preschool’s talented staff, including the art, music and movement and STEM specialists.
At the lower school, the theme of the day was “Hawaii,” with entertainment and activities such as hula lessons, lei and other craft making, a photo booth, luau food and Hawaiian shave ice. Other highlights of the day included performances by lower school ukulele players, singers and dancers, and extended book fair hours.