There will be no school Monday Feb. 20.
Friday, Feb. 17 will be an early release day.
Twin Bluff Middle School
Parent Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 13.
Even though the temperature was back in the “deep freeze” Feb. 8, there were still 48 walkers. Last week’s winners are Gavin Randazzo, from Mrs. Dressen’s kindergarten, and Tatum Zylka from Mrs. McDonald’s kindergarten.
There will be rehearsals at the Sheldon Theatre Feb. 13-16 before the performances at 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 17 and 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 18.
Readers last week in Mrs. Damman’s first-grade class were Parker Tredup’s mom and grandma. This past week the class welcomed Lillie Sonju’s mom and grandma and Derek Achen’s dad.
Students rolled out very long pieces of blank newspaper rolls and the children drew a city complete with streets, parks, homes and ponds. They used small cars and trucks to play on the new city they had carefully designed.
“I Love to Read” month is in full swing and students are busy reading to earn their Olympic reading medals. On Friday, students were encouraged to dress as a summer Olympic athlete.
Music classes finished their African drum unit by playing the Adenkum gourd from Ghana. This involves learning a sequence of motions with a dried out calabash gourd, tapping it on wrists and knees and singing at the same time. Hand-eye coordination was the goal of this lesson.
Third-graders are learning about the dictionary. They are learning how it is set up and all the different ways to use it.
The children made ground hogs for a chart, guessing if he would see his shadow or not.
Carol Schwartau’s class is studying Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. They made a Venn diagram, read a readers’ theater and created their own timelines.
Students created their own country and designed and completed a flag for it. Some even created a geographic map of what their country looks like. This coincides with the theme for "I Love to Read" month being focused on the summer Olympics in England.
As a part of their biography research projects, students have started working on Power Point presentations. They will put their research into a multi-slide presentation on their historical figure. Students will have an opportunity to share their presentations at the conclusion of the project.
St. John's School
BoxTops for Education
Please bring in your BoxTops for Education by Monday Feb. 13. They will be mailed in soon.
Preschoolers are working on Valentine's Day projects. “Jesus Visits Mary and Martha” was the Bible lesson. The parent/teacher conference sign-up sheet is outside the classroom door. Conferences will be held Feb. 23.
"N" is the letter being studied. Students are counting backwards in math. They are also counting by starting with numbers other than one or two. The class is continuing work on the "Merry Monsters" book.
Grades 1 and 2
Pam Klatt and Richard Reese came to play different musical instruments for Alice Danell's students. Students learned about the flute, different kinds of saxophones and the clarinet.
Cheyenne Verdugo, Ruby Bain and Devin Pomeroy have completed a Memory Treasure chart. Busy Bees are Brady Arneson, Nina Augustine, Connor Ballman, Sarah Kirchner, John Thompson, Joe Engel, Tori Pritchard and Nathan Shannon-Gross.
Justin Hansen's reading groups have had some interesting studies. Group one worked with compound words. Group two can now tell you what a "capybara" is and have found many things to do with seaweed. Group three completed character bubbles. Students did a study on California's 1849 gold rush.
Everyday Math 6 students worked with positive and negative numbers using the order of operations. Transition Math completed chapter six projects and started the new chapter seven with multiplication and area. Algebra students studied compound interest and exponential change. In science classes students have discussed behaviors of waves; reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference.
Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday Feb. 16. There will be open gym, family fun activities and pizza. Call 651-385-8000 by Feb. 14 with the number attending.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Tina’s classes will be reading "Corduroy" by Don Freeman. They will be playing a big button math game. Students will be having their Valentine’s parties Monday Feb. 13 and Tuesday Feb. 14.
Miss Katie’s class will continue talking about community helpers. They will read "Froggy Goes to the Doctor" by Jonathan Londdon. They will be talking about the letter Hh for "Hattie Horse." Students will have their Valentine's party Monday Feb. 13 and a visit from a dentist Friday Feb. 17.
Colvill Kids 4’s Classes
Miss Catie’s classes will be reading "I Feel Silly" by Jamie Lee Curtis. They will be learning the letter Hh with "Hattie Horse." They will have their Valentine parties Monday Feb. 13 and Tuesday Feb. 14. They will also have Pink Day Monday or Tuesday. A dentist will be visit Thursday or Friday.
Red Cottage Montessori
Many students began using sandpaper letters this week, learning phonetics while tracing the letters with a finger. Other students advanced to the movable alphabet, spelling words by sound.
There has been a language explosion this week. Two students more are now reading.