Bayside Elementary School celebrates Grandparents Day
KENT ISLAND — The doors and walls at Bayside Elementary School of the various classrooms were covered with notes from students’ grandparents and special friends on Thursday, Oct. 13, as the school celebrated Grandparents Day.
Grandparents Day has been celebrated nationally on the first Sunday after Labor Day since 1978 and was held on Sept. 11 this year.
Bayside Elementary School opened its doors to family members to attend class for part of the day and to be recognized for the time and work they have done as family members of the students.
In Marianna Wentz’s third grade classroom, students filled out a grandparents themed crossword puzzle with their significant other and as a class went over the answers. Prior to completing the puzzle, Dane Arnold, the school’s guidance counselor, went over tattling versus reporting with the students. Arnold visits the classroom every other Thursday.
Students also completed grandparent-themed worksheets. One worksheet had students figure out as many sentences they could form using the words from an already completed sentence. Students in Wentz’ class also read “The Song and Dance Man” with their special friends.
Third graders and special friends in Jean Pentolino’s class, who had substitute teacher Adair Richardson guiding the discussions, interviewed their grandparent or special friend about what their schooling. Students learned what their grandparents favorite subjects were, birth date and birth place. Students also asked their grandparents to describe what they were like in elementary school, what their favorite movie and story as well as any advice for they had for their grandchild.
Students in Sarah Downey’s class created collages from clippings of magazines spread throughout the classroom with their grandparents showing family traditions. Some students spoke about going fishing with their grandparent, making cookies on the first day of school, and eating crabs with the family on Sundays.
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Bayside Elementary School third grade teacher Monica Mitchell, far left, talks with Diane and Mark Escherich, parents of Jacob Escherich, middle right, during Grandparents Day at the school on Thursday, Oct. 13. Family and friends were invited to celebrate in the classroom of their loved one.
Peyton McCreary, a Bayside Elementary School third-grader, makes a collage with his grandfather Michael Katinas during Grandparents Day on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Students are Bayside Elementary School celebrate Grandparents Day by making a collage with their “special friend” on Thursday, Oct. 13.