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All About Ms. Tract

By Lilah Kenny

Ms. Tract is one of the great aides at this school. She is kind and caring, and super sweet!  Because she cares about us and if you don’t believe me by now then you should learn some more about Ms. TRACT!

· Favorite Color: Minty Green

· Favorite Pet: Her dog, Karl

· Favorite thing to do in the summer: Go to the beach

· If she could do another job what it would be: Helping cheer up sick kids in hospitals.

· Who is your best friend at Wayne?  Mr. Towle and Mr.White

· Why do you like Wayne Elementary School? Everyone is extremely nice.

· What’s your favorite animal? Whales!

· What do you do in your free time?  Play with Karl!

So, what do you think of Ms. Tract?

I love her and I think she is a great aid. And when you get in fifth grade ,you will love her too. Well I better end now, or I would be talking about how amazing Ms. Tract is for an hour.  Bye!

The author Lilah Kenny with Ms. Tract. Unfortunately, Karl is not pictured. 🙂

All About Ms. Tran

By Lilah Kenny!

Hey Guys. I’m Back and I am talking about how awesome Ms. Tran is!

Ms. Tran was in fifth grade with Isiah Taylor and now she is in kindergarten. We fifth graders in Mr. Rocca’s class miss her so much!

So, my other Rocca friend Sophie Brecher and I are going to ask her questions of her life to tell you how amazing she is!

· Why do you like Wayne?  There are such nice people here.

· If you could do any other job, what would it be?  Cooking.

· What is your favorite color?  Pink.

· What is your favorite animal?  Dogs.

· What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?  Be with my daughters.

· Who is your best friend at Wayne?  I love everybody

· What do you do in your free time?  Cook!

Ms. Tran’s story:

Ms. Tran came here from Vietnam during the Vietnam War.  Now she is an aide at Wayne Elementary School, and she is the manager of her own restaurant in Bryn Mawr! And she has two daughters! And Ms. Tran is loving and nice so when you give her a wave in the hall make sure to smile!

Meet Mr. T with Will Clark

Meet Mr. T!

He is a para in the fifth grade.

He is a talented man with lots of acting skills.

He has many fans including the one, the only: me.

He has been performing for 11 years.

He has been working at WES for two years.

He has worked with the following actors; Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Laurence, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Brian Cranston, Chris Tucker and Michael B. Jordan.

His favorite part about working at WES is bringing smiles to kids’ faces.

Kids Heart Challenge at WES

By Leah Zhang

No, you don’t jump rope. You make money! Save lives! Yay! (Awkwardness)

We do Rope for Heart every year, & now it is called Kids Heart Challenge. (To NOT confuse kids, I think.)  It is to help people, save their lives. You can do it two ways: online or offline. (Or both.)  The due date was April 24. The start was March 12.

If you do it offline, then you would probably go around the neighborhood asking for donations. But first, you need, you NEED permission, & how to do it.  If someone asks you where the money goes, then you could tell them to the American Heart Association. But if you do it online, then you could e-mail people, which then if they agree, they would give you money.

I asked nine questions of Mr. Tracy about things that you may not know, (I forgot the last one) so I asked.

1. How does the money help?  The money goes to research, medicine, surgeries, health education across the country, Mr. Tracy said in our class, that it takes $50 just to train only one person how to do CPR.

2. Why are the gifts there?  A reward & something you work for to help people be a heart hero.

3. Let’s says that Danby Morrison was walking around her neighborhood asking for donations. She has 45 dollars online & 20 dollars around the neighborhood. Then she comes across someone who asks, “Where does the money go?” Then Danby has no idea what to do. Then she finally can say, “The money goes to medicine, research, health education across the country, & how to train people to do CPR.” And the lady then could give her 120 dollars!

4. Why do we do it? What is the point? It saves people. More happy people. No more days in the hospital.

5. Do people do it only for the gifts?  Unfortunately, yes. But Mr. Tracy says, “Don’t do it for the gifts! Do it to be heart heroes!”

6. If someone did it only for the gifts, would you take it away or not?  (The gifts away) No.

7. How long did you do it for? Mr. Tracy has done it for 13 years now.

8. & 9. What is your goal with money & people? (quote from Mr. Tracy)  “I don’t care about the money; I just care about how many heart heroes there are.”  The goal for people is 190 students.

So, that was the 9 questions, how you do it, and . . . . yeah.

Meet Mrs. Pena, Para and WES Mom

By Zeke Williams

Mrs. Pena is a paraprofessional here at WES but did you know she has been at WES in several other roles even before this year?

Mrs. Pena has four children, all of whom are or were students at WES. Her oldest son, Mikey, is now a freshman at Episcopal Academy, but he started as a kindergartener here in 2009! Her daughter, Lola, graduated from WES last year and is a 6th grader at RMS. She also has Roman in 3rd grade and Cruz in kindergarten.

She said, “I have also felt so fortunate that my children have had the most amazing teachers at WES.”

Mrs. Pena is also on the PTO. She loves being able to be around dedicated parents, teachers and staff, helping the PTO committee chairs do their jobs and make a positive impact for the WES community.

As a para, she works with the fourth grade team. To be a teacher, she has a degree in Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education, and a teaching certificate in Elementary and Special Education in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Before she had kids and became a teacher, she played field hockey at Temple University!

In addition to all she does at WES, she also teaches first grade prep at St. Katharine of Siena church on Midland Avenue.

Mrs. Pena’s favorite part about teaching is being able to work with students she loves seeing many familiar faces in the halls each day at WES.

Outside of school, she likes to play sports.  She plays field hockey at Merion Cricket Club and she works out at Tribe Mainline.

Business Desk: SCHL v HMHC

An Analysis of the Business of Scholastic vs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

By Ben Rickmond

Today, we are going to compare two of the biggest learning publishing companies.

Company Scholastic HMH
ANNUAL REVENUE (2018) $1,628,400,000 $1,322,417,000
CEO Richard Robinson John J. (Jack) Lynch Jr.
Founder(s) Maurice R. Robinson Henry Oscar Houghton, George Mifflin
TOTAL EMPLOYEES 9,700 (2014) 4,000
HEADQUARTERS New York, NY Boston, MA
STOCK PRICE 39.88 USD 0.00 (0.00%)

Apr 30, 4:00 PM EDT

7.13 USD 0.00 (0.00%)

Apr 30, 4:00 PM EDT

FUN FACT Did you know that Scholastic is in 90 percent of U.S. schools. Did you know that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes our math program Math in Focus?

I am not surprised that Scholastic won by revenue.  They have all sorts of ways to make money.

Bibliography

Source: https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/schl/financials?query=income-statement

Source:https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/profiles-strategies/2014/11/6-things-you-didn-t-know-about-scholastic-the.html?page=all

Source:https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/hmhc/financials?query=income-statement

Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholastic_Corporation

Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houghton_Mifflin_Harcourt

Fourth Grade Visits Eastern U’s Planetarium

By Connor Walsh

Pluto, planet or dwarf planet? Pluto became a dwarf planet in 2006.

Wayne Elementary’ s 4th grade classes went to Eastern University’s Planetarium to learn more about planets and stars in our cosmic neighborhood.

When we arrived at the Julia Fowler Planetarium, we sat down against cardboard walls and watched the show. When the presentation began, the dome room became dark. Dr. Bradstreet taught us cool constellations and facts about our solar system. Some of the cool facts were Saturn’s rings are made of dust and Jupiter’s has really bad storms. While we were learning the facts, it felt like we were in a spaceship going from planet to planet. When we were on Mars, we watched its two moons zoom by.

After the planetarium, we went to the twin telescopes and they were gigantic. We had to go up on a platform that was really tight, but when we got up there, it was worth it. It was worth it because Dr. Bradstreet opened up the sky dome. After the presentation, we got on the bus and for the rest of the day, the class was talking about the planetarium.

 

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For more information, check out https://www.eastern.edu/academics/college-arts-and-sciences/departments/astronomy-and-physics-department/history-bradstreet.   Dr. Bradstreet also created a curriculum book for teachers of astronomy who have the same planetarium system.   Cool stuff thanks WES 4th grade teachers!

A Cupcake Throwdown by Lilah Kenny

Which one would you eat?   Plus, their recipes

By Lilah Kenny

Hey guys, are you ready for some CUPCAKES!!!!!

So, how this works you decide which one you would like better. I asked four people for their opinions and which one would win!  At the end I will put the Food Network link so you can make some yummy cupcakes!!

People I interviewed:

  1. Pilar Strid 6th Grade at Radnor Middle School
  2. Luca Strid 4th Grade in Mrs. Trolleys Class
  3. Jack Kenny 2nd Grade in Mrs. Sheilds Class
  4. My Dad

Would You Rather Have Root Beer Float Cupcakes or Sprouting-Carrot Chocolate Cupcakes?

Or Sprouting Carrot Cupcake Root Beer Float Cupcake

Pilar thought that she liked the carrot one better because it looked prettier and nicer.

Jack couldn’t decide at first, but he loves root beer floats, so he went with that one and the carrot maybe.

Luca went with Carrot because it looked and seemed tastier than the Root Beer Float Cupcakes.

My Dad said Root Beer Float of course and that he could use one right about now.

TIE BREAKER!

I asked my mom to do the tie breaker and she said she was thinking of doing root beer float but decided that the carrot one was cute and didn’t need icing!

SO…. SPROUTING CARROT WINS!

Would You Rather Kid Champagne Vanilla Cupcake or Mickey and Minnie Cupcakes?

Or

Pilar said Mickey and Minnie because they are super cool and cute.

Luca said Champagne BIG TIME because who doesn’t want a kid champagne cupcake

Jack said Champagne because it’s awesome.

My dad said Minnie and Mickey because he really didn’t like kid champagne

For the tie breaker my mom said Mickey and Minnie! So, Mickey and Minnie Wins!

Would You Rather Carrot Cake with swirled Frosting or Spice Cupcakes with Sugar Cranberries?

Or

Pilar said Cranberries because they look tastier and pretty.

Jack said Cranberries just because…?

Luca said Cranberries are the best.

My Dad said Carrot Cake because he loves Carrot cake.

There is no need for a tie breaker…

SPICE CUPCAKE WITH SUGAR CRANBERRIES WINS!!

Would You Rather Chocolate-Strawberry Cupcakes or Apple Pie Cupcakes?

Or

Pilar said Apple Pie because apple pie in a cupcake must be yummy!

Jack said Chocolate Strawberry because who doesn’t like Chocolate Strawberries.

Luca Said Chocolate Strawberry as well.

And My Dad said Apple pie

My mom for the tie breaker Said…………………….I Can’t Decide???

THAT MEANS……………..IT’S A TIE!!!!!!!!!!!

What is your favorite Cupcake???????!!!!!!!

Recipe Links:

Sprouting Carrot Chocolate Cupcakes:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/sprouting-carrot-chocolate-cupcakes-5126452

Root Beer Float Cupcakes:

Go to this website and #31 will be root beer float cupcakes!

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-cupcakes/50-cupcake-recipes

Kid Champagne Cupcakes:

Just remember to use kid champagne

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/champagne-vanilla-cupcakes-3589726

Mickey and Minnie Cupcakes: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/mickey-and-minnie-cupcakes-3364795

Carrot Cake with Swirled Frosting:

Go on this website and on #39 is this recipe

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-cupcakes/50-cupcake-recipes

Spice Cupcakes with Sugar Cranberries: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/spice cupcakes-with-sugared-cranberries-3589747

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/chocolate-strawberry-cupcakes-3589728

Apple Pie Cupcakes:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/apple-pie-cupcakes0-3589746

Thanks for Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😁😎😍

Fortnite: What You Need to Know

By Zeke Williams

Fortnite is still very popular with kids of all ages.

But which is the better device to play on – mobile or console?

Mobile gets a lot of hate.  WHY?  There are some people that ball out on mobile. The smaller screen is the obvious impediment.

The console holds appeal for its larger size, but it restricts you to playing in one spot, which might be in your family room or on a TV you share with siblings or your parents. So you don’t have the freedom to play anytime, anywhere.

Did you know that there are family friendly streamers such as Nick Eh 30 and Ninja?  These are non-cussing streamers.  They make more revenue because they don’t get demonetized.  If you were a streamer, would you be family friendly?

Some people don’t like Fortnite.  For kids, for kids they just follow along with whatever their friends say.  So, say if someone doesn’t like Fortnite, suddenly their friends don’t like it either.

But with parents it’s the violence of guns and stuff. There isn’t any blood but some parents take it more seriously than others.

If you were a parent, would you let your kids play Fortnite or video games in general?

WES Sports: Girls Recess Basketball

By Will Clark

Hi.  I am Will Clark and I am referee for girls basketball.

Sometimes it is fun. I like the way that they pass and don’t hog the ball like the boys do.

So, I interviewed two girls that played, their names were Harper and Jane.

I asked them a few questions about how much they average a game.

“A solid two points,” said Harper.

“Four points,” said Jane.

I also asked them some other questions.

And to wrap it all up, I asked them who their favorite NBA or college basketball player is.

“Stephen Curry,” said Jane.

“Joel Embiid,” said Harper.

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The teams are normally 4 vs 4.  There are more players every day and half don’t even play on teams out of school.

I have enjoyed being referee for girls’ recess basketball and I will continue because it is fun to watch.

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