Spring Break Adventures…

Mrs. Walker and Mr. Walker


Dear Students,

I know that you are very excited about spring break.  As many of you know, I went to Mexico this week and am very excited to show you pictures about my adventure.  I went to Chichén-Itzá which is considered one of the seven new wonders of the world. 

I am very interested in your spring break plans.  If you travel over break, I would love to share your vacation photos.  You may comment to this blog post, or email your vacation photos to walker_s2@westcler.org.  I can’t wait to hear about your adventures!


Mrs. Walker


What’s Happening at AE?

 Dear Students and Staff,

 Happy Wednesday! We have had several exciting events taking place at Amelia Elementary during the past few days… baby chicks in kindergarten, 5th grade Camp Kern, 4th grade music program, the Easter Egg Hunt as well as K-2 Literacy Night.  All of these memorial events would not be able to take place without the support of wonderful parents, volunteers and staff.  I am grateful to work in an environment with such a great team dedicated to making our school a great place for kids!!

On Thursday, March 25th, Amelia Elementary hosted their annual Title I Literacy Night, for grades K-2.  Mad Cap puppets performed and milk and cookies were provided to all guests.  Each student that attended received 3 books and several students won door prizes.  The K-2 teachers had materials available to parents, as did the Amelia Library.  There were over 266 people in attendance and a great time was had by all!  I want to acknowledge all of the hard work Mrs. Burgess and Mrs. Fuller put into making the event a success.

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Lady Liberty Visits 2nd Grade

The second graders at Amelia Elementary were mesmerized by “Lady Liberty” on Friday, March 19th.  Christina Bryant, from Liberty Tax Service in Withamsville, arrived in costume to treat 120 second graders to a fabulous lesson about the Statue of Liberty.  They learned that the seven points on her crown represent the seven continents and the seven major seas and oceans of the world.  They also learned that the twenty-five windows on her crown represent the twenty-five basic minerals of the world.  When the Statue of Liberty was refurbished several decades ago, 24-karat gold was used on her torch, and “she” was coated with a thin layer of copper.  Her green color is a result of the copper changing due to the water and the salty air.  If the Statue of Liberty had to have a new dress, it would take four thousand yards of material, and believe it or not, her shoe size would be 879!  The students were the recipients of foam crowns and coloring books, which they thoroughly enjoyed.  It was a magnificent sight to see 120 crowned children singing the song that she taught them.  We hope she will come back to visit next year!

Calendar of Events:

  • March 24th at 7:00 PM:  4th Grade Fine Arts Night in Gym
  • March 25th at 6:00 PM:  Literacy Night in Gym
  • March 27th:  Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 29-31st:  5th Grade Camp Kern
  • April 1st 6:30:  PTA Skating Party
  • April 2nd-11th:  Spring Break- NO SCHOOL
  • April 12th:  Students Return to School
  • April 20, 22, 27:  OAA Test (3rd, 4th and 5th grade students)

Amelia Elementary: Nothing Can Stand in Our Way

Amelia Elementary 2010

Check out the following link.  I created a video on “Animoto” with photos of the new building.    I hope that you enjoy!!  -Mrs. Walker 🙂 

Amelia Elementary: Nothing Can Get in Our Way.

Student Activity: Name that AE Staff member!!

Dear Amelia Students,

I have worked really hard to “dig up” elementary photos for your favorite teachers and/or staff members.  I challenge you to identify the following pictures.  I hope that you enjoy this task!  🙂

Check back often as I add additional photos.


Mrs. Walker

AE #7

AE #6

AE #4

AE #5

AE #3

AE #1

AE #2

Mrs. Walker’s Blog Bits

Kindergarten Guest Reader

Students in Miss Van Eman’s kindergarten class are normally visited by parents or grandparents during their Special Guest Reader Program but this week they had a very special guest, the old lady from There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. At first, the students were confused by an “old” lady walking into their classroom but quickly their excitement level increased when they learned she was their guest reader for the day. As the guest reader continued to read, her grandson realized who it was and said, “Mimi, take off your wig!”  After the guest reader left, the students completed a sequence activity about the items the old lady swallowed. If you would like to participate in the Guest Reader Program, please email Miss Van Eman at vaneman_l@westcler.org.

The Underground Railroad Meets the Arts

Amelia Elementary fourth grade students will integrate their studies of the Underground Railroad in both Art and Music classes.   In Art classes, the students read the book Pathway to Freedom which depicts a young slave girl.  Her mother created a quilt in which each square symbolizes a “clue” to guide her journey’s path to freedom.  Each student is creating their own quilt square using fabric and fabric markers which will be sewn together by Mrs. Koehler to create their own homeroom quilt.  At the end of the year, the four quilts will be raffled to one lucky winner in each homeroom. 

In Music Class, students are learning the song “Follow the Drinking Gourd” in preparation for Fine Arts Night which will be held on Wed., March 24, 2010.

Volcanoes Erupt at AE

Last week  Mrs. Burnheimer’s 3rd grade class was  devoted to activities that  completed their Unit 3 Reading Street theme “How people and nature are connected.”  Students made brochures to compare and contrast features in nature or wrote a letter from an animal or nature to someone. Additionally, students worked in small groups to cooperate and make a volcano. Volcanoes erupted on Friday!! Miss Van Eman’s  Kindergarten Reading Buddies  joined to watch the  volcanoes blow!!

Mrs. Burnheimer Helps Prep the Volcano

Excited Kindergarten Students

3rd Grade Volcano