Thursday, December 25, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Gifts From You and From Me

Thank you to everyone who gave gifts for our classroom.  We received pencils, erasers, games, paper and more.  Your generosity is very appreciated!
The video shows the gifts you gave and the gifts the students received.
Books - what better gift for a winter break?
Read and travel in your imagination to another place and time.  Enjoy!

Watch the picture move....Where is your book taking you?

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Our Giving Tree

The students and their families have been very generous with our Giving Tree project.  They donated new hats, mittens, and scarves to decorate the Christmas tree.  Next, the items will be given to a charity in our area to disperse to those in need.  Thank you so much for helping to keep friends and neighbors warm and healthy!  Kindness goes a lllll-oooo-nnnn-gggg way!

Let's keep warm this winter season!

December 2014 - 100 Blue Ribbons!!!

This class of Third Graders at Wayne Center Elementary School has reached a goal of 100 Blue Ribbons earned on the program called Study Island.  It is designed to support and strengthen reading and math skills.  The video shows students hard at work.  They are encouraged to go slow and to work the problems on a piece of paper as you will see Braydon is doing.  Enjoy, and then, congratulate your third grader for meeting this goal.  On to 200 now!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 -Hallway Serenade

Hallway Serenade - Mr. Swartzlander brought his band of merry men (boys and girls in this case) down the halls of Wayne Center to wish all a Merry Christmas.


Third graders sat in the hall to witness the concert that came to them.

All smiles!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Play

Our class performed a play for the 2 first grade classes.  The play had reindeer and Santas for the main characters.  The message was for everyone to remember to eat healthy.  One reindeer said, "But, hay, apples and pears are better than sweets!"  The first graders understood the message and realized everyone likes a cookie or two, but they all selected one healthy snack, too. 




There are 3 of the same picture because in each one there was something that made me smile.  I thought it might bring a smile to your face, too.

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 11, 2014 - Third Graders at the Music Program

On Thursday, December 11th, Wayne Center held their Christmas Music Program for grades 1, 3, and 5.  Enjoy the slide show!  Excitement...Nervous...Fun!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 14 - P.A.T. Party - Reindeer Chow

On Dec. 5th, the third graders earned a Preferred Activity Time party.  This time they worked on putting the names of the reindeer in alphabetical order as they enjoyed eating our own brand of "Reindeer Chow."  They had a tasty time.
Enjoy the slide show.

December 12 - Ringing the Bell to Help Others

On Friday, 13 third graders gave a gift back to their community by ringing the bell for Salvation Army collections at Wal-Mart.  All the monies donated are kept to help people in Noble County. They could be your friends and neighbors.  

The students selected various songs to sing as customers passed the kettle.  As you can tell from the pictures, "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" was a hit!  

A great way to get in the holiday spirit!!!!

December 12 - Kids on the Block Puppets

On Friday, the third graders got to watch a puppet show called Kids on the Block.
The puppeteers were high school students, and one was the frog in the "Honk" play we saw last week.
The show was about teasing and bullying.  Students helped to brainstorm ideas to use if they are ever teased or bullied.  
Wayne Center is a no-bully zone! 


December 11 - Dental Program

This past Thursday the third graders learned about keeping their teeth clean to prevent cavities.
The students were attentive and learned about the amount of sugar in Mountain Dew pop.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Indoor recess fun!

November News....Third graders are earning time to practice playing games with their peers.  An indoor recess time creates opportunities to work together, solve disagreements, and share game strategies.  Here are some photos from our first indoor recess activities.  ENJOY!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Our Thanksgiving Play - What a hit!

November 25, 2014 - The feasting didn't quite last 3 days as it did for the original Thanksgiving.  But, we still had a nice time eating and visiting.

Munch! Munch!

Ms. Gandy enjoyed seeing so many family members having a nice time.

Some fall decorations...

Skyelar says, "I'm so glad you came!"

Our Thanksgiving Play - What a hit!

November 25, 2014 ...more of the play...
"Give thanks for the Pilgrims, for their courage and strength."


Time for our "feast" of pumpkin bread, popcorn, and orange drink.
What fun!

Our Thanksgiving Play - What a hit!

November 25, 2014 --the play continues...

More jokes to spark a laugh....

Next, we have some readings from the book, If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, by Ann McGovern.

Now the play begins!  "The winds how they blew!"

"The winter was hard.  The winter was cold!"

"There's food on our tables!"

Our Thanksgiving Play- What a hit!

November 25, 2014 Welcome!
Aidyn and Dylan pass out programs to our guests!

Hi, thanks for the program.

Parents anxiously await the start of the program.

Looks like Pilgrims have entered the room.

First we have some jokes for you.
How is a couch like a turkey?
I don't know. How?
They are both full of stuffing!