Source: Wayland Weekly Good News | Smore
January 23-27, 2017
WHAT’S THE “MATTER” MR. SNOWMAN?
Mrs. Licari’s 3rd graders enjoyed a fun physical science lesson this week demonstrating changes of state. First they started with a liquid, and created a solid with a temperature change (Freezing), then they created a liquid again with another temperature change (melting). These two concepts were not new to students, but when they fried up poor old Frosty and watched the liquid evaporate and then condense on the glass lid and return back to a liquid, NOW they had some excitement going on! Students learned lots of new vocabulary words and some realistic visuals for understanding.
SMOOTHIE BIKE A BIG HIT WITH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
JUMP WITH JILL COMES TO BAKER ELEMENTARY
Baker Elementary enjoyed the Jump with Jill program this week! This rock & roll nutrition show uses dance and music to celebrate healthy habits by transforming nutrition education into a live concert. The show encourages students to respect their bodies through healthy choices, fuel their engines with the best energy, get going with breakfast, enjoy natures candy (fruit), eat superpower vegetables, exercise daily, drink water, and get calcium for strong bones.
DORR’S SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT
Casey Demmink and Cierra Onken received a grant from the MAASE (Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education). The Level 2 program at Dorr was chosen by MAASE to receive a $500 grant for sensory swimming at the YMCA. Students will attend the YMCA swimming facility in Grandville once a month for the remainder of the year. Mrs. Williams, WUS OT will be facilitating lessons and visits to help with gross motor skills and Mrs. Robin Sidebotham, School Social Worker, will be facilitating lessons and visits to help with social skills/community interaction. The money will cover student’s attendance at the YMCA and be able to help some students purchase swim suits, towels and goggles if needed.
Students from Mrs. Pressey’s Kindergarten class were having fun reading books in their Cereal Castle! Students collect cereal boxes to make a large castle in the classroom. They talk about the environmental print and the different letters and words they can recognize.