Park Layne Celebrates Grandparents
Thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Maddy Boyd (MD teacher) and Miss Howell (1st grade teacher), we were able to host our first ever Grandparents’ Days at Park Layne Elementary.
These teachers took on the challenge of organizing the event as part of their Resident Educator Requirements. The Ohio Resident Educator Program began in 2011 and has evolved to a comprehensive, multi-year induction program. Successful completion of the program and the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) results in professional licensure. During the fourth year, teachers can choose to organize a school-wide event as one of their requirements and that is what Mrs. Boyd and Miss Howell decided to do for our school. It was a wonderful event for our grandparents and students, and we hope to be able to continue this tradition in the future. We learned a lot and would welcome any feedback from grandparents and parents.
Grandparents and students spent time together creating a book with answers to questions. For example, “What did you want to be when you grew up?” or “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “What jobs or chores do you have to do?” or “What jobs or chores did you do when your were my age?” They also created a craft together using their thumb prints and wrote about reasons they love each other. Everyone enjoyed some cookies and juice and posed for a picture. Everyone will be receiving copies of the photo as a keepsake of the special day and the pictures are also posted on our website. Students who didn’t have a grandparent attend got to have some fun by creating a craft in the cafeteria and dancing in the gym.
By Karyl Strader, Principal
Park Layne Elementary