School notes: St. John'sHappenings this week at St. John's include:
St. John’s school
Monday is the day of the great Cookie Bake. Grades K-5 will be baking cookies for dessert at our annual Christmas dinner.
The children’s Christmas service, “The Signs of Christmas,” will be 4 p.m. Dec. 19. The last practice is that Sunday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Giving tree project
All students in grades K-8 have decided to participate in the giving tree project sponsored by our Young People’s Society. This was chosen instead of exchanging gifts in their classroom.
Kindergartners worked with the pan balance. They compared wooden blocks to cotton balls and learned about heavier and lighter.
Busy Bees in Alice Danell’s first- and second-grade classroom are Sadie Blanchette, Kailyn Peterson and Sally Stenerson.
Grades 3, 4, 6
Students did a brief study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights. They are studying roots, stems, and leaves in science classes.
In Principal Benjamin Bain’s upper grade classroom, students practiced a rule for converting decimals to percents and percents to decimals. These students also divided to find decimal equivalents of fractions. Transition math studied a story about chairs in a classroom, and found the solution. Students then made If-Then statements to prove the solution was correct.