Fifth grade students (above) performed vocal numbers for their grandparents and played garbage cans, pencil sharpeners and other unconventional musical instruments. Third grade students (top right) showed off their dance moves for their grandparents on April 4. Fourth grade students (bottom right) learned how to play various numbers on their recorders. Students were given the opportunity to achieve different levels of performance on the woodwind instrument. (Putnam Sentinel/Anne Coburn-Griffis)
Fifth grade students (above) performed vocal numbers for their grandparents and played garbage cans, pencil sharpeners and other unconventional musical instruments. Third grade students (top right) showed off their dance moves for their grandparents on April 4. Fourth grade students (bottom right) learned how to play various numbers on their recorders. Students were given the opportunity to achieve different levels of performance on the woodwind instrument. (Putnam Sentinel/Anne Coburn-Griffis)

GLANDORF — The rain fell and the wind blew it sideways on Friday, but inside the halls of Glandorf Elementary School warmth was felt all around. April 4 was designated by the school as Grandparents’ Day to honor all of the grandparents of the school’s students.

Festivities began at 8:30 a.m. As grandparents entered the school, they were each greeted by students who offered each guest a gift bag before directing them to a V.I.P. reception (coffee and donuts) in the cafeteria. At 9 a.m., a special program was performed in the gym. Each grade level performed a selection of musical numbers, some complete with choreography and others with instruments as diverse as recorders to pencil sharpeners and trash cans.

Following this program, grandparents were invited to join their grandchildren for lunch followed by classroom visits until 1 p.m.