Bayside Elementary School celebrates Grandparents Day
KENT ISLAND — The doors and walls in Bayside Elementary School’s classrooms were covered with notes from students’ grandparents and special friends Thursday, Oct. 13, as the school celebrated Grandparents Day.
Grandparents Day has been celebrated nationally on the first Sunday following Labor Day since 1978. Grandparents Day was held nationally this year on Sept. 11.
Bayside Elementary School opened its doors to family members to attend class for part of the day and to be recognized as part of the students’ family.
In Marianna Wentz’s third-grade classroom, students filled out a grand- parent-themed crossword puzzle with their family members and, as a class went over the answers. Students also completed grandparent-themed worksheets. One worksheet asked students to figure out how many sentences they could form using the words from an already completed sentence.
Third-grade students and their family members in Jean Pentolino’s class, who had substitute teacher Adair Richardson guiding the discussions, interviewed their grandparent or family member about their schooling and upbringing. Students learned what their grandparents’ favorite academic subjects were, when and where they were born, what they were like in elementary school, what their favorite movie and story was, as well as what advice they had for their grandchild.
Students in Sarah Downey’s class created collages with their grandparents and family members from clippings of magazines, which helped to visulize family traditions. Additionally, students told stories about their family members, including stories about going fishing with grandparents, making cookies and eating crabs with family.
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Lawanda Green visits Malik Collins during Grandparents Day at Bayside Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 13.
Tony Sheffield embraces grandson Charlie Durant during Bayside Elementary School’s Grandparents Day celebration Thursday, Oct. 13.
Bayside Elementary School substitute teacher Adair Richardson, far right, talks with students and grandparents in Jean Pentolino’s third-grade class during Grandparents Day on Oct. 13.