Eldroado Sixth Graders Interview Wind Crest Residents for Class Project

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (April 22, 2013) -- Nearly 100 sixth-grade students from Eldorado Elementary School last week interviewed Wind Crest retirement community residents about the residents' lives for a class project. The students -- who sat three at a table with a resident -- interviewed a total of 30 residents during the one-hour session. The students practiced their interviewing techniques with their parents prior to coming to Wind Crest. The students will write papers about wisdom learned from the residents and will return to Wind Crest near the end of the semester to share project results. This is the fourth year of the Eldorado-Wind Crest partnership. The interview session was coordinated by Vicki Tillema. A group of 20 Wind Crest resident volunteers go to Eldorado every week to work with the teachers and the students. The residents were honored by the students at a Friday, April 19, "Thank you " luncheon at the school.