Another cold wet day on “Can Do” Street during winter recess. Miss Sue, the recreation center director, had a bunch of table games and brain teasers work sheets to keep the “Can Dos” busy. Here are two brain teasers. Let’s see how you do.
The “Can Dos” were reading when there was a knock on the door of their classroom. All heads came up from their books; all eyes were on the door. When the door opened there stood Grandma Jean. Now the “Can Dos” were really curious. The only time Grandma Jean ever came to their class was to read them a story, but that was usually on a Thursday, and this was a Tuesday.
Miss Pat nodded and turning to the class said,”Please close your books and give Grandma Jean your undivided attention.” Grandma Jean smiled and said, “As you all know, it is almost Valentine’s Day and I know the school has some special ways you are going to celebrate the day. I’m here to ask you to do something special for the ladies in the Seniors group at the recreation center. Please be part of our Valentine’s party this Saturday from 1-3 PM.”
Well, some of the “Can Dos” nodded and others didn’t look as if they thought it was such a good idea. “Hector said,”Ive got plans. Besides, I can see my grandma on Saturday and give her the valentine I made for her.” A couple of the other “Can Dos” agreed with Hector.
Grandma Jean reminded the class of all that the seniors do for them year-round such as helping them decorate for their parties at the rec center, fixing the food for their annual picnic and the indoor camp sleepover. Why how would they be able to hold their meetings of the “Can Do” Kids Cooking Club? Who would cut up the fruits and vegetables for their recipes, and help them with cooking and baking? Who indeed.
Then Grandma Jean reminded them that many of their grandmas would be at the event, and would be expecting to see then there. ” Ok, Ok,” said Hector. I get the message. Its time for me, I mean us, to do something nice for them, because they do so many nice things for us.”
Grandma Jean handed a Valentine’s card to each “Can Do” with instructions to make the card out to his or her grandma. Just them Jay raised his hand, “I don’t have a grandma in the Senior group. Who will I make a Valentine’s card for?” Grandma Jean smiled and answered, “Just like you don’t have a grandma in the Senior group, not all the seniors have grandchildren, or they may have grandchildren who live far away. These ladies would love to share their Valentine’s party with one of you. “
Wendy and Yundi and Jay each agreed to be a Valentine’s Day partner for a lady who did didn’t have a grandchild to share with at the Senior party. Orrie raised his hand and said, ” My Grandma Maureen has so many grandchildren, I know she would be proud if I kept another lady company at the party.” Grandma Jean and Miss Pat told him that was a very kind thing to do. Grandma Jean handed them each a Valentine’s Day card and the name of a Senior who would be their partner.
After Grandma Jean left the “Can Dos’ all agreed that being nice to others is not only a good thing to do, it can be fun!
She began by talking about boys and girls and adults that care about others and their communities. She told the class that children and adults who care are practicing a behavior important to being good citizens.
____________is the “Can Do” usually seen dribbling a basketball.
____________and __________live with their grandma while their mom is in the Army.
____________ wears glasses.
____________is the smartest kid in class.
____________ is the school nurse.
____________is grandma of Kathy, Annie, Arthur Jay, Bobby and Orrie.
____________visits his grandparents on the Indian reservation every summer.
____________is the coach who helps the “Can Dos” with being good sports.
____________is director of the recreation center and grandma to Yundi and Wendy.
____________is good on a skateboard but has trouble sharing.
____________always carries a note pad and wants to be a writer when she grows up.
____________wins at jump rope.
____________rode in an ambulance when he fell off his bike.
____________got lost, but Grandpa John and Policewoman Paula helped her.
____________is Nellie and Willie’s grandpa.
____________is the “Can Do” kids teacher.
____________is Hector and Maria’s grandma and an EMT.
____________has a service dog.
____________is the service dog’s name.