Red Wing High School
Registration for the 2014-15 school year
The Winger Showcase is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Hovda Hall. The information will be geared predominantly to parents of incoming eighth-graders. Parents of current high school students may attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. in Hovda Hall. Note change of time and location.
Under the Rainbow
Jumpstart children are talking a lot about family and who they love. They made heart collages, hand heartprints and had a blast putting on a Valentine’s Day party. The children were able to exchange valentines. The chidlren practiced signing “I Love You” and made a recipe for “A Happy Heart.”
Mary Ann’s friends read a lot of Valentine’s Day books. They talked about being a good friend and practiced nice touches. Colors, shapes and numbers were reviewed and incorporated in daily activities. They had a Valentine’s Day with special treats and activities. The children are hoping for some warmer weather next week so they can spend time outdoors.
Preschoolers in Karmen’s room explored different learning activities on the computer. They read books to themselves and with the teachers. Items of interest this week were: the color red, hearts, number 2 and the letter Ii. They also made heart art, valentine bags and an I love you card. Rojo (red) was their Spanish word and also the number Dos (two). Since the weather was so frigid this week they also enjoyed playing with the parachute and tactile balance beam.
Twin Bluff Middle School
There will be a parent/student meeting on registration for incoming eighth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Hovda Hall at Red Wing High School.
Red Wing High School registration forms from seventh-graders should be returned to their homebase teacher by Feb. 21.
Students of the Month
Students of the Month for February:
Grade 5: Samantha Kriese and Ella Scott
Grade 6: Evan Baker and Anna Bowes
Grade 7: Easton Anderson and Victoria Hansen.
Student of the month
Joe Granlund was student of the month for January.
Winners from Feb. 12 are DeYahni Cooper, Ms. Hicks grade 2 and Olivia Wiggin, Ms. Dressen’s grade 2.
100 Day Celebrations
First grade celebrates Feb. 18 and kindergarten will celebrate Feb. 19.
First Grade News
Dental Health Day is planned for Feb. 19. Staff from Dr. Kuiper’s Office will be visiting.
Yearbook orders are due Friday Feb. 21.
Rehearsals at the Sheldon Theatre for performing arts students, visual arts/creative writing on display will be from Tuesday Feb. 18 to Friday Feb. 21. On Friday, there will be a reception for visual arts/creative writing at 6 p.m., followed by the stage show at 7 p.m.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids 3’s
Ms. Tiffanie’s classes will be reading “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. The class will be learning some rhyming words from the story as well as distinguishing between night and day. They will cut on curved lines and do water painting to create a nighttime picture. They will review shapes and counting.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Ms. Debbie’s class will be discussing friendship and what makes a good friend. They will read the book “Bear’s New Friend” by Karma Wilson and will practice with letters, counting and developing fine motor skills.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Ms. Lila’s classes will be talking about feelings. They will read “My Many Colored Days” by Dr. Seuss. Each student will be coloring pictures of themselves and telling how they feel; this will become a new class book. The children will observe how colors change when you add a new color to it. Students are really working on recognizing our letters (A-P.) The letter of the week is P (Pippa Pig.)
The class will be exploring with the idea of friendship and will read the book “Bear’s New Friend” by Karma Wilson. They will also learn the names of different animals in Spanish and practice with the Spanish phrases “Yo me llamo” (“My name is”) and “Me gusta” (“I like”).
Announcers for the week will be Hallie Roschen and Sophia Almsted from Mrs. Auge’s room. The camera will be operated by Matthew Steffenhagen from Ms. Bang’s class.
I Love To Read Month
On Thursday Feb. 20 it is time to beat this chilly weather with some reading at the beach. Bring flip flops, sandals, shorts or other appropriate items to have a reading day at the beach. Do not forget your towel for sitting on.
Maud Hart Lovelace books
Students listed have read and reported on Maud Hart Lovelace books at the following levels: Tatum Harris, Ellie Halback, Ashlyn Hintz, Ty Murphy and Ella Hudson have completed three books. Andrew Farrar, Greta Lane, and Faith Karger have completed six books. Cadence Thorson has completed all 12 books.
Ms. Tepley-Mahn’s classroom had a PIE day. They were learning about author’s purpose – why the author writes a story. PIE stands for: P – Persuade, I – Inform, and E – Entertain.
On Thursday Feb. 21 the third grade classrooms will be learning about dental health. Mr. Lahammer’s class has set up a pictograph to monitor how many medals the United States wins during the Olympics.
Artfully created valentines
Red Cottage children celebrate Valentine’s Day a little differently. They have spent two weeks preparing artfully created Valentines with stamps, paint, stickers, glue, and Do-A-Dots. We have collected all of them in a special basket. During our celebration on Friday, we distributed them evenly (a division!) so every child could take some home. This kept Valentine’s Day about thoughtfulness and friendship.
We discussed the origin of Valentine’s Day. A priest in Italy secretly married couples when marriage was banned by the ruler of the country. He was arrested and became a saint. We also looked at the places in the world where Valentine’s Day is celebrated.
The snow has kept us very busy and very happy. The children participated in the “Red Cottage Winter Olympics” outside. They bobsledded two to a sled, completed a biathlon by hiking and throwing tennis balls at tree targets, and luged on a new sled track. Each team represented a country in the Olympics.