All third- and fourth-grade students at Burnside will be taking the math portion of the MCA test April 24-27.
Children decorated festive flower vases to add to our “Springing into Spring” theme.
Second- and fourth-grade music classes are learning folk dancing, which not only teaches skills and coordination, but also social graces. Third-grade classes have begun their recorder unit.
Week 31: Sixty-three students walked on April 18. Winners are Allisyn Knapp, Gabby Bungum, and Jack Bennis.
Concert – Week of April 23-27
Spring concert week is April 23-27 in the school’s large gymn. The schedule is:
Kindergarten: Monday — Mrs. Prahl and Ms. Pumper; Tuesday – Mrs. Dressen & Ms. Kelley; Wednesday –— Mrs. McDonnell & Mrs. Tepley-Mahn; Thursday — Mrs. Fagerlund & Mrs. Otterness; Friday — Mrs. Johnson & Ms. Prigge. All kindergarten concerts are 2:30 to 3 p.m.
First grade: April 23 – Mrs. Grove, Ms. Maki & Mrs. O’Leary; Thurday: Mrs. Bjork, Mrs. Cashman, Mrs. Damman, Mrs. Nelson, Ms. Pearson & Mrs. Swanson.
Second grade: Monday – Ms. Hicks & Mrs. Newman
All first- and second-grade concerts are 6:30 to 7 p.m.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the lobby before school (8:30 to 9 a.m.), during concerts (2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.) and after school the week of April 23-27. During the evening concerts Monday and Thursday, the fair will relocate to the small gym.
Creative writing for Arts Alives are due Thursday April 26. This gives mentors time to read before mentoring sessions.
Students have been celebrating National Poetry Month in library classes. Kindergartners have learned Mother Goose rhymes, first-graders studied the work of Minnesota poet Joyce Sidman, and second-graders wrote haiku. All students will create poems for their pockets for National Put a Poem in Your Pocket Day April 26.
During sharing time, the children talked about the exciting and fun things they did over spring break. While playing with mats, they created and built forts.
St. John's School
'Emperor's New Clothes’
Students in all grades attended Martin Luther College's production of "The Emperor's New Clothes." The production was put on at St. John's in Lake City.
The Parent-Teacher Organization elected officers for the 2012-13 school year. They are Heidi Taylor, president; Val Hofius, vice president; and Lora Price, secretary/treasurer.
Students are using ribbons in movement during phy. Ed. classes.
Jesus goes Heaven is the Bible study preschoolers are focused on this week. Students will sing during 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday May 6.
Grades 1 and 2
Purple and yellow reading groups have started new stories. The blue group read stories to volunteer Dorothy Johnson.
There will be an open house from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday April 25 for anyone interested in the school. Meet the teachers, take a tour, find out about the curriculum.
The United States are the focus. Students have the states divided in groups of five and learn about one group before going on to the next. Students are also learning of free verse poetry.
Math 3 learned different units of weight measurement. Math 5 are measuring circumference and diameter of circles.
Grades 6, 7, 8
Students are reading a book by either Frank Peretti or Ted Dekker. Both are Christian authors who write action-packed novels.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids 3’s
Classes will be reading “Going to Sleep on the Farm” by Wendy Cheyette Lewison. They will be listening to animal sounds you might hear on a farm and sorting pictures into two categories “country pictures” and “city pictures.”
Colvill Kids mixed ages
Students be reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and making and sorting bugs and caterpillars. They will learn a new song about how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. They will be learning the letter Qq for Queenie Queen. They will have a pretend grocery store.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Students will be reading “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. They will be learning the letter Zz with Zelda Zebra and making rainbow fish to hang in the window. They will have Yellow Day on Thursday or Friday.
Volunteers are needed for Colvill cleanup April 30 starting at 4:30 p.m. Please bring rakes and brooms and wear gloves.
Red Cottage Montessori
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Children are going through their belongings and selecting items for reuse by someone else. Children are excited to be preparing for their garage sale fundraiser, which will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday May 4.
Children now are learning how to use a real hammer and nails after spending time hammering golf tees into clay.
The extended-day children are exploring how to make their own maps. Maps of the world, North America, Africa, and the United States will be ready to go home next week.