Early release day and no school
March 23 is an early release day. There will be no school March 26.
Twin Bluff Middle School
Students of the month
Students of the month are for fifth-grade Gillermo Copeno-Morales and Ariana Mollgaard; for sixth-grade Madisyn Lyons; for seventh-grade Ben Ebler, Drake Kuyath, Anika Nybo, Amy Shah and Zoe Staples.
Third quarter ends
March 23 is the end of third quarter. Students should have all their work in by that day.
There were 64 children walking March 14. Winners were Addie Fjetland, from Ms. Pumper’s kindergarten, Laci Linder, from Mrs. Swanson’s first grade, and Louis DeJong, from Mrs. Bjork’s first grade.
Kindergarten registration process has moved to the Sunnyside Elementary principal’s office. Parents can stop between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to register. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate with you.
Using wallpaper patterns, the children made kites. They attached a streamer and made colorful bows and embellished the kite with a contrasting pattern. Their competitive side came out while playing “The Great Bank Robbery” in the big gym.
The Parent Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 22 at Sunnyside Elementary School library. Guest speaker will be Supt. Karsten Anderson.
Students may wear beach-like attire (sunglasses, beach hats, colorful shirts, flip flops) on Friday March 23. They can also ring beach towels to sit on in the lunchroom. There will be summer-type music playing during the lunch times.
The Red Wing Arts Association Area Student Show is now open at the historic Depot Gallery, 418 Levee St. Selected student art will be on display during gallery hours until the end of the month. Representing Burnside from art instructor Joyce Peterson’s classes are: kindergartners Tatum Zylka and Taylor Shelstad with a chickadee drawing; first-graders Emmy Bohmbach, Brooke Strusz and Lillie Haglund with an Australian Aboriginal study; James Maunu and Daniela Cruz Torres with flower paintings in the style of Georgia O’Keefe; and Gage McMahon, Louis DeJong, Izzy Harding and Grace Bremer with Blue Dog drawings in the style of Cajun artist George Rodrigue.
”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 Red Wing Arts Association Area Student Show is now open at the historic Depot Gallery, 418 Levee St. Selected student art will be on display during gallery hours until the end of 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 on display. Also from third grade, clay bowls will be exhibited from 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.
Fourth-graders will be displaying their cut paper images in black, white and gray including the work of Justin Scheerer, Ella Sutherland, Felix Rivera Vargas, Libertie Ryan, Trey Ponto, Sydney Flack, Lexi Johnson and Skyla Reed.
Jill Cody’s second-grade class is learning about the Iditarod in Alaska. 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 where they are each day. Students have been challenged to read 1,049 books during the race.
Top Olympic readers from Carol Schwartau’s class were Stella Deden, Alexis Avery, Hayden Carlton, Blake Kajewski and Tabetha Bowes. Stella Deden was the overall top reader for the month of February. Students have been reading “Little House on the Prairie” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder in class.
Students in several fourth-grade classes have been studying poetry and figurative language. Students 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 are even writing some poetry of their own.
St. John's School
"Jesus Before Pilate" is the story students are learning this week. They are currently working on letter "R."
Students are learning to write their last names and are doing a nice job of it. In social studies the students are talking about north, south, east and west. They used this new information to walk around the school and the block.
First- and second-graders watched a video about the seven continents and four oceans as part of their study of land forms.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Third-grade math students have worked on extending facts. Math 4 worked on percent, decimals and fractions. Fifth-graders are working with coordinates and areas of rectangles. In science classes the students learned about photosynthesis and why chlorophyll is important in plants.
Students solved problems involving Venn diagrams and have used tree diagrams to find probabilities. Transition Math solved equations and inequalities in different forms. Algebra had a chapter eight test.
"It's Cool in the Furnace" is the name of the spring play. Mrs. Alice Danell has patterns and pictures of costumes needed. Stop by her classroom for information.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids, Head Start and ECFE will not have class on Monday, March 26 and the week of April 2–6.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Tina’s 3’s classes will be reading "Bear on a Bike" by Stella Blackstone. They will be sorting vehicles into categories based on the number of wheels they have, and they will be creating a graph showing how they get to school.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages Class
Miss Katie’s students will be reading "Today I Feel Silly" by Jamie Lee Curtis. They will be learning the letter “Ss” for Sammy Seal. They will be playing with silly dress-up clothes, talking about different emotions and playing color games.
Colvill Kids 4’s Classes
Miss Catie’s students will be reading "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle. They will be learning the letter “Xx” with Mr. X-Ray and making their own spider webs with marbles and using magnifying glasses to examine real spiders.
Spanish Enrichment 101
Registration is open for Spanish Enrichment 101. This class is for 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children interested in learning Spanish. The class will meet for 16 sessions in fall 2012. Contact Colvill at 651-385-8000 for more information.
Red Cottage Montessori
The children have been walking first thing in the morning so they can take advantage of the beautiful weather and then delve into their morning work cycle. They are working up a hunger, too. Younger children are now making oatmeal for themselves.
The 5- and 6-year-olds are using the movable alphabet and books to create research projects. Caves and hockey are two of the topics they chose.
Adventures in Learning
Mason's mom was the guest reader in the library. After painting three circles green, the students made a shamrock and danced to the St. Patrick's Pokey. They wore green and made a leprechaun mask.
“L” is for Lucky the Leprechaun. He played tricks on the students and left them a special treat Friday. The students drew what they would want to find in Lucky's pot at the end of the rainbow.