There will be no school Monday March 26.
Spring break will be April 2-6 with school resuming Monday April 9.
There were 59 children who walked March 21. Our winners were Madison Ward, from Ms. Prigge’s kindergarten, Alice Harnly, from Ms. Pumper’s kindergarten, and Mitchell Seeley, from Mrs. Cashman first-grade.
The kindergarten registration process has moved to the Sunnyside Elementary School principal’s office. Please stop between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to register, and bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate with you.
The students discussed what could go into an Irish stew. The children used magazines to cut out food to glue onto a bowl cutout. They made yarn necklaces and bracelets by using different techniques, macramé, braiding and weaving.
Spring pictures will be Tuesday April 10.
The children made gorgeous kites to help bring in the “spring is near” theme.
Fourth-graders in Joyce Peterson's art classes are completing their clay storytellers and listeners by painting them with colors of their choice. Students learned about April Trujillo, a girl in New Mexico whose family makes clay storytellers to sell. They then looked at many examples from professional artists and former Burnside students. Each student came up with their own creative version of a storyteller and listener. They will be displayed in the hall cases for the month of April.
Carol Schwartau’s class will be reading their way around the world. Each child will visit each continent, read stories from that continent and get their passport stamped. This will be part of their “read to self” time.
Scott Briske’s class read “Confessions of a Former Bully” by Trudy Ludwig in an effort to bring bulling awareness to Burnside. The class had many lively discussions and practiced a variety of anti-bulling methods suggested throughout the story.
Mike Pagel’s class won a sub party and an American Heart Association banner to hang in their classroom for being the class with the highest participation in Burnside’s recent Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Over three-fourths of the class participated in raising money for the American Heart Association.
St. John's School
"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.
Pre-registration packets and fees for the 2012-13 school year are due March 27.
Preschoolers had a great time making rainbows out of shaving cream. This week they learned about Jesus dying on the cross in Bible study.
Students made a list of places in Red Wing and will take a walk to find as many as they can. They are learning about measuring with their feet. Students also discussed a 12-inch ruler being the government standard of a one-foot measure.
There are two “Penmen of the Week” in Alice Danell's classroom. They are Ruby Bain and Adam Dilks. Two students completed another Memory Treasure sheet: Cody Ryan and Devin Klatt. Busy Bees are Brady Arenson, Isabella Goeman, Aiden Roper, John Thompson, Sadie Blanchette, Adam Dilks, Mackenzie Nelson, Teagan Madden, Cheyenne Verdugo and Nathan Shannon-Gross.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Third-grade math students used everyday items to work on mental math and partial products. Math 4 continued their work with percent and fractions and Math 5 students are finding the volumes and capacities of shapes.
Upper grade students have either made an illustration or written a half-page summary of the key event of one of the Greek myths they have read.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids, Head Start and ECFE will not have class Monday March 26 and the week of April 2–6.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Tina’s classes will be reading "The Carrot Seed" by Ruth Krauss. They will be planting carrot seeds and learning about how plants grow. They will learn a new song called “Ten Crunchy Carrots”.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages Class
Miss Katie’s class will read the book "Grow Flower, Grow!" by Lisa Bruce. They will learn the parts of a flower. They will plant flowers and learn about the letter “Ww” for Willie Worm.
Colvill Kids 4’s Classes
Miss Catie’s classes will be reading "Growing Vegetable Soup" by Lois Ehlert. They will be learning the letter Yy with Yetta Yoyo. Thursday and Friday, they will be having Green Day. They will be planting their own seeds.
Kindergarten Boot Camp
Registration is now available for camp. Kindergarten Boot Camp is a readiness program designed to assist children and families in making a smooth transition to kindergarten. Camp will run from Aug. 13–16 at Sunnyside. Registration forms are available at Colvill or on the School District website (click the Schools tab and select Colvill).
Red Cottage Montessori
The school is holding a “paper doll” fundraiser. Rather than have people buy coffee, chocolates or fruit, the children are passing out figures cut out of brightly colored paper and asking people to give $5 toward the playground. That way all the money goes to the school.
Children have been taking nature hikes and observing what happens when it rains — worms emerge, animals leave tracks and Hay Creek changes. They have found many signs of spring, from birds to buds. The “beach” across the street has a new load of sand from the recent rainstorm.
There will be school Monday March 26, and conferences are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Spring break will be April 2-6.