Teacher of the Month

 

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Dave Brown, President of Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market, presented East York Elementary fourth grade teacher, Jaime Wolf with a Brown’s Gift Basket and certificate for being chosen as Brown’s January Teacher of the Month.  She was nominated by student, Eliana Rodgers.

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Kid Scoop: Oak Tree stories

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: The Oak Tree

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree and I noticed it looked like rain. I climbed high so I could look really far. Suddenly, below me I saw an eerie white puffy shadow. A real ghost! I started to climb down but the branch broke and I fell right into that ghost. I kept turning over and over inside that spooky, wet, fluffy creature while I waited to crash but instead I landed on the ground without a scratch. That day, I learned why we have clouds. Now when I see them I just smile. — Jonathan Wentz, East York Elementary School

One day I climbed an old oak tree
With leaves both withered and torn.
Its branches hung half dead and dry,
And its trunk was scratched and worn.

Down in between its winding roots,
Grass grew both strong and tall.
It moved in waves by the quiet wind,
And danced to the songbird’s call.

Among the patch of brown dry dirt,
Along a shaded root,
Ants built their mighty fortress high,
And filled it full of loot.

That day I climbed that old oak tree,
With its leaves both withered and torn.
I fell in love with what I saw,
And my heart was there reborn. — Rachel Lawrence, Grade 8, home schooled, Mrs. Jennifer Lawrence

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree and I saw a beautiful butterfly. It was pink with purple polka dots. It was so cool. Then, I saw a white and green ladybug. I got to the top and it was a beautiful view. — Faith Malley, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree, and I built a tree house with my friends. When we finished, it was awesome, but then I added a tire swing, and we played until sunset. — KJ Keane, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree and a bumblebee visited me and stung me. Then, the bee said to me, “Give me my stinger back, or I will steal your honey.” Next, a bunny gave me some carrots for the ferrets. How crazy is that for a tree? — Patrick McCullough, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree and I saw two flying pigs. They said, “Hey, what you doin’?” I said, “I’m dying because of the smell!” — Jaden Henline, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree and I saw a ladybug. I followed it. It crawled on the big branches and the small branches. Then, it climbed into a small hole. I peeled the bark and there were 1,000 ladybugs all dark red with little shiny black dots. It was amazing! — Hannah Culp, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree, and I saw two friends fighting. Quickly, I climbed down the tree and ran to see what was wrong. I helped them with their problems. Then, I ran to play the rest of the day. — Mia Christensen, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree, and I found two hawks and some baby’s hatchlings. They were so happy and cute. — Brayden Poff, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree, and I saw a bird’s nest, two baby birds, and a mommy bird. I saw the mom feed them. Then, I saw a Dad and a whole family of birds. What a day I had! I hope I see it again tomorrow. — Trinity Rowles, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree and I passed many branches. First, I saw a picnic. Secondly, I saw a squirrel playing with another squirrel. I finally got to the top and went back home. — Richard Dumas, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

One day, I was climbing the old oak tree when I saw a bees’ nest and the bees gave me a pot of honey. What a weirder day! — Aaliyah Ansari, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

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York Suburban grad leads jumping jacks

A former student at East York Elementary School in the York Suburban School District recently led students in Jumping Jacks Day held at the school.

Darrell Henry, the radio announcer for the York Revolution and a 2003 graduate of York Suburban High School, returned to his elementary school to lead the jumping jacks. The program was part of the Healthy York County Coalition program to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles across York County.

Darrell Henry, a 2003 graduate of York Suburban High School, is shown with fifth-graders Claire Barley and Julian Gifford-Mahany, for the recent Jumping Jacks Day.

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