Route to Reform: K-8 Service-Learning Curriculum Ideas
Sixty students from two 6th grade classes take turns every Friday, visiting with the residents at the Medical Care Facility. Fifteen students are driven over by one parent volunteer and one of the team teachers for a one and one half hour visit. The students interact with the residents in several settings. Some visit bedridden patients and read to them or write letters for them. Activities involving-physical therapy are played in the day room. BINGO became a favorite activity most Fridays. In June, all students involved joined the residents for a picnic lunch, and performed a musical program.
Hunter, Mary, "Sixth Graders Assist Seniors with Letter Writing and Physical Therapy" (1994). Project Summaries. 26.