Elementary and middle schools
Feb. 28 and March 1 will be early release days for parent/teacher conferences.
Twin Bluff Middle School
Parent/teacher conferences will run 1:15 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1.
Last Wednesday was a bright and sunny day, and there were 50 walkers. Winners were Parker Dunn, from Mrs. McDonnell’s kindergarten, Greta Lane, from Mrs. Swanson’s first grade, and Makiah Cook, from Mrs. Newman’s second grade.
Reading in Mrs. Cashman’s room were Angie O’Neill, Meg Lahammer, Steve Reinitz, Ben Prahl, Nancy Prahl, Ellie and Pat Kelly, Erin Carlson, Sarah Jensen, Kelly Sawhney, Jenn Erickson, Ashley Buum, Holly Taylor and Jim Prince.
Reading in Mrs. Damman’s room were Kailey Richardson’s mom, Kyle Olson’s mom and Madison Tiffany’s mom.
Reading in Mrs. Nelson room were Jen Radtke, Megan Buckley, Aliza Albers, Kyle Rackiewicz, Anne Bremer, Mary Wooden, Terri Lohman and Casey Wiles.
Reading in Mrs. Swanson’s room were Teagan’s mom, Rachel, Richard’s mom, Cieara, Evelynn’s mom, Cori and Chase’s mom, Bobbi Prall.
Staff made lollipop flowers for the children. The treats were handed out for Valentine’s Day.
Conferences will be 2 to 8 p.m.
Jump Rope for Heart
Students will attend a Jump Rope for Heart assembly in the gym Thursday March 1.
For “I Love to Read Month,” the following third-graders in Sue Busch’s class earned medals this week: Jenna Siewert and Lexi Bruley (bronze), Serenna Snider and Marshall Mason (silver) and Leo Walter (gold).
The children enjoyed making an “I Wish” shamrock to put downtown in local businesses.
Students attended a dental health assembly from Dr. Kuiper’s office this week.
Students are finishing up their biography project by writing or typing up a biography on a historical figure.
St. John's School
School Spirit Week
Students enjoyed School Spirit Week. There was Backwards Day, Hero Day and School Colors Day. There were many good costumes. The week ended Thursday with a pep fest. There was no school Friday as our basketball teams participated in a tournament held at Martin Luther College in New Ulm.
Little Blessings preschoolers
Students talked about presidents and their duties. They also learned about dental health. Parent/teacher conferences were held Feb. 23.
Finding O’s in the newspaper was a project students enjoyed. They talked about the subtraction symbol and how it means something will go away. Students drew a map of the neighborhood around school.
Busy Bees are swarming this week! They are Brady Arneson, Connor Ballman, Isabella Goeman, Sarah Kirchner, Carl Peterson, Aiden Roper, John Thompson, Joey Engel, Teagan Madden, Cody Ryan, Nathan Shannon-Gross and Cheyenne Verdugo.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Students are coming up with ideas for the books they will write and publish. They chose topics and did plot outlines.
Students are developing characters for a mystery they will be writing. They are looking to favorite characters from stories they have read to perhaps use traits from those characters. For the social studies, upper graders are researching the origins of their last names.
Upcoming preschool screening dates are Thursday March 8 and Thursday March 22. All children must complete preschool screening before entering kindergarten. Please call 385-8000 to sign up for a screening date/time.
Spring pictures will be Feb. 28 and 29 at Colvill.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Tina’s classes will be reading “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles G. Shaw. They will be drawing shapes in shaving cream “clouds” and exploring our new “portrait studio” dramatic play center.
Mixed ages class
Miss Katie’s class will continue learning nursery rhymes. They will be making a “spider web” and exploring rhyming sounds.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes will be reading "Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?" by Nancy White Carlstrom. They will be making a Jesse Bear puppet and learning letter Kk for Keeley Kangaroo.
Adventures in Learning
The students used the felt board to review the fairy tales they have learned so far this year. Dr. Nancy Bremseth visited to talk about dental health. All of the children can get their winter gear on by themselves — zipper assistance only.
The students are learning about the bones and organs in their bodies. After tracing the students' bodies on a large piece of paper, they learned about the importance of the brain and heart, and added a picture of themselves to their paper bodies. They had a field trip to Bremseth Dental.
Red Cottage Montessori
Children have been talking about healthy eating. Their challenge: Pack a complete, nutritious lunch with lots of color.
Children have been painting and drawing on different surfaces such as sandpaper and coffee filters. One project involved white paper and a white crayon. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? Then children added a wash of red watercolor paint.