Interviews at Manoir Westmount

As part of their Language Arts Unit celebrating The Inner Heroine, our Grade 4 girls conducted 20-minute interviews with Seniors at Le Manoir (a Westmount residence). One of the goals of this project is to develop the girls’ interpersonal communication skills through observation, active listening, reasoning, and reflection.
One resident was so moved by discussing questions such as, “What makes a person who they are, and why?” that she pulled the girls’ teacher aside afterwards to say that it was her favourite day of the year! Mme Barette says that the students in her Grade 4 class “haven’t stopped talking” about how much they enjoyed this inter-generational learning experience.