School notesHere's what's been happening in Red Wing classrooms as reported in the March 10 & 11 Republican Eagle.
Sunnyside Elementary School
Fifty-nine children walked March 7. Winners were Morgan Hekel, from Mrs. Dressen’s kindergarten, Brooke Strusz, from Mrs. O’Leary’s first-grade, and a boy from Mrs. Newman’s class.
There have been several guest readers. Lexi’s dad, Rex’s mom, Patti Landers, Mary Stephenson, Ann Nibbe and Sandy Cunningham visited during “I Love to Read” month.
The children made a lion or a lamb to predict how March was going to arrive. They also made shamrocks with glitter.
Burnside Elementary School
The fourth-grade concert “Journey to Jazz” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 15 in the gym.
I Love to Read Month
Second-graders read 59,617 minutes. Third-graders read 82,858 minutes. Fourth-graders read 111,832 minutes. Burnside staff members read 50,000 minutes. Way to go everyone; we’re all winners when we read.
The children made fantastic lions thinking March would be coming in like a lion because of last week’s snowstorm.
The Red Wing Arts Association Area Student Show is open at the Depot Gallery, 418 Levee St., through the month.
Representing Burnside from art instructor Joyce Peterson’s classes with their clay animal tiles are second-graders Lucy Poss, Jacob Flemke, Emma Eggenberger, Stella Deden, Tabetha Bowes, Ella Nelson, Blake Kajewski and Sophia Almsted.
Third-graders Jack Kreye and Cayln Blue have creature prints with stories. Also from third-grade, Sammy Kriese, Christian Donno, Brecken Hill, Molly McDowell, Brianna Beck, Myla Smith, Thomas Peterson, Sammy Lewis, Felicity Buss, Jenna Siewert, Zach Kruger, Chloe Struss and Nick Knie are displaying clay bowls.
Fourth-graders are displaying cut paper images in black, white and gray including work of Justin Scheerer, Ella Sutherland, Felix Rivera Vargas, Libertie Ryan, Trey Ponto, Sydney Flack, Lexi Johnson and Skyla Reed.
Jill Cody’s class is learning about the Iditarod. At 1,049 miles, it’s the longest dog sled race, going from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Each child is selecting a musher and graphing daily progress. The class is also being challenged to read 1,049 books during the race.
Top Olympic readers
Stella Deden was the overall top reader for February. Students have been reading “Little House on the Prairie” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Many students are going to be learning about telling time soon, and some have already studied it. They will be looking at both analog and digital clocks. It will be important to continue the practice involved to strengthen their time-telling skills.
Students have been studying poetry and figurative language. They are learning about a variety of poetic forms and rhyming patterns, examining poetry for instances of simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification and other types of figurative language and writing some poetry of their own.
St. John’s School
“Jesus Prays in the Garden” is the current Bible study. “Q” is the letter students are learning about.
Read Across America
Students and teachers took time to join in Read Across America and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. There were skits, readings, and students feasted on green eggs.
Students are talking about number families in math classes. They are doing quite well with this concept. “Q” is the focus in their room this week.
Nina Augustine, Adam Dilks, Sarah Kirchner, Devin Pomeroy, Gina Pritchard, Ruby Bain, Michael Carr, Joe Engel, Joe Mason and Tori Pritchard are all Busy Bees in Mrs. Alice Danell’s classroom.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Students are studying seeds in science class — what seeds need, how they travel, and where they come from are topics considered. In reading, students have started “The Westing Game.”
Students are creating outlines for their mysteries, which will be published in April. Everyday Math 6 simulated a tournament situation with coin flips and calculated percentages from their data. Transition Math solved problems involving combined percent off, adding tax and finding discount and tax combined. Algebra students learned skills to simplify square roots and how to find cubed roots.
Colvill Family Center
Peschool screening dates are March 22, April 12 and May 3. All children must complete preschool screening before entering kindergarten. Screening does not take place over the summer. Please call 651-385-8000 to sign up for a screening date/time.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Tina’s classes will be reading “Down by the Station” by Will Hillenbrand. They will be drawing circle wheels, packing their bags and buying tickets to go on a trip in their train station dramatic play center.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Miss Katie’s students will be reading “The Rattletrap Car” by Phyllis Root. They will be learning about “Aa” for Andy Apple. They will make rattletrap cars and learndifferent parts of a car.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s students will be reading “Who Took the Farmer’s Hat?” by Joan Nodset. They will be learning the letter “Ww” with Willy Worm and making a class book. On Thursday or Friday (check your child’s backpack for the date and time), they will be having their dads, grandfathers, uncles or special friends come for “Doughnuts with Dads.”
Red Cottage Montessori
The old-fashioned coffee grinder has gotten a workout this week as students work on multi-step processing. They set up their work station, grind the beans, place them in a bowl, bag the grounds and dismantle the station.