The students are matched with seniors at the area senior center each spring, and they play games and cards and have lunch together. It's a great experience for both age groups. The classroom teacher and I decided that maybe they should learn a bit about portraiture, and take pictures of each of the seniors, with their "junior" from the elementary school. It hasn't been decided if the photos will be given as part of Grandparents day or a general "thank you" at the end of their time together.
What a hoot. One of the days we practiced the portraiture lesson, we set up a small back drop (too small) in the classroom and had students practice on each other. The lesson was on photos in which there were multiple people, and the students had a blast.
There are limitations, of course, when you have small spaces and limited equipment, but I think they're ready for their first session taking photos of the seniors, which is Friday of this week. Look for updates after that!