Registration for children entering kindergarten at Red Wing public schools this fall will be Thursday March 8 from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday March 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at Colvill Family Center, 269 E. Fifth St. Parents can stop in any time during those hours to register their child.
The child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012, to register. Please provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate at the time of registration.
Even though a storm dropped a rain/sleet mixture, which resulted in a two-hour late start Feb. 29, there were still had 36 children who walked. Winners were: Emily Stewart, from Mrs. Newman’s second grade, and Cameron Schlichting, from Mrs. O’Leary’s first grade.
Jump Rope for Heart
Jump Rope for Heart will be held during phy ed classes on March 7 and 8. There will be fundraising, but emphasis is put on jumping rope and other activities to help the heart. For those who collect funds, the money will be due March 15. Throughout the month of March, Mrs. Blahnik will continue to include different jumping activities and games, along with placing heart facts in the gym.
Testing for second-graders will be Monday March 5 and Thursday March 8.
Parent Advisory Council
The Elementary PAC will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday March 9 at Burnside.
To celebrate Presidents Day, the children made windsocks with red, white and blue streamers. They had an opportunity to enter the First Friday in Downtown Red Wing coloring contest by sharing a wish and coloring a shamrock.
St. John's School
Students are working with letter "P." They did various art projects and read stories with many "P" words. Octagon is the new shape they are working with.
Students continue to work with maps. In math, students sorted attribute blocks in different ways, including thick and thin, big and small, and three, four or five sides.
Completing Memory Treasure sheets this week in grades 1 and 2 were Sadie Blanchette, Gina Pritchard, Nina Augustine, Aiden Roper, Nathan Shannon-Gross and Teagan Madden. Penman of the week is Isabella Goeman.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Mr. Hansen's classes started a new science unit on plants. They are also studying the women's rights movement. They broke into groups to research and present reports on women that made a difference in history.
Everyday Math 6 students are learning about probability. Transition Math students are studying properties of multiplication, and algebra students are learning how to multiply and divide powers.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Tina’s classes will be reading "Sheep in a Jeep" by Nancy Shaw. They will be learning about rhyming words and will continue to practice counting objects.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages class
Miss Katie’s class will be reading "I'm Taking a Trip on My Train" by Shirley Neitzel. They will be learning about the letter “Ee” with Edna Elephant. They will also have a train station set up in the dramatic play area and will explore some train math activities.
Colvill Kids 4’s classes
Miss Catie’s class will be reading "Sleepy Bears" by Mem Fox. They will be learning the letter Vv with Vinny Volcano and celebrating the color Black on Thursday or Friday. They will also be making a bear mask.
Adventures in Learning Preschool
The students painted shapes to review colors and shapes. After coloring a rainbow, the students sorted and arranged cereal to make a rainbow. They then happily ate it for snack.
On Beach Day, the students played beach volleyball, became scientists to discover what items float or sink and made a beach scene cupcake. They completed their "human bodies" by adding the intestines, stomach and liver.
Red Cottage Montessori
Children have been exploring shapes using two- and three-dimensional objects, tracing everything from triangles to octagons. They are strengthening their fine motor skills while expanding their vocabularies.