Red Cottage Montessori
Hay Creek is a regular part of the classroom. Children and teachers often collect lose litter on the adjacent trail during their treks, but they made a concerted effort to clean up one section during Earth Day.
Children continue stringing bead and button necklaces, working on small motor skills and creating color patterns. They give the necklaces to classmates and family.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids 3’s
Classes will be reading “Big Red Barn” by Margaret Wise Brown. The children are learning a new song called “The Animals on the Farm,” and they will be sorting out “farm animals” and “zoo animals” into separate groups on the SMART board.
Colvill Kids mixed ages
Miss Katie’s class will be reading “Do Like A Duck Does” by Judy Hindley. They plan to explore with Oobleck and finger-painting. They will sequence numbers 1-5 and will play a follow the leader game. They will learn about the letter Jj for Jumping Jill.
Colvill Kids 4’s
The 4’s classes will be reading “The Very Lonely Firefly” by Eric Carle. They are learning about the letter Ff for Fifi Fish and doing decoupage painting.
Join us for Colvill Clean-Up on Monday April 30. Plan to wear gloves, and bring rakes and brooms if you have them.
On Friday, May 4 grades K-3 will be taking a bus trip to St. Croix Lutheran High School in West. St. Paul to see the Famous Chinese Acrobats.
Students are preparing for the annual musical. This year it will be “It's Cool in the Furnace” and the performance will be May 25 at The Sheldon Theatre.
Can you imagine using a chariot to get around? Students talked about this during their Bible study of “Phillip Tells a Man About Jesus.” They enjoyed sharing how their faces look when experiencing different emotions — happy, sad, excited and angry.
Kindergartners are reviewing ones, tens and writing hundreds. Letter "X" is what students are working on this week.
Students in Mrs. Alice Danell's first- and second-grade classroom are learning the ten commandments.
Students are on the way to knowing all 50 states. In science, students learned about classifying things by using their shoes. Math 3 is learning about grids. Math 4 is working on volume and making geometric shapes. Math 5 students are in unit 11 with a study of geometric solids.
Students in Benjamin Bain's classroom learned about one-point perspective drawings, and they did duct tape projects.
On April 25 was the most successful Walking Wednesday yet with 70 students who walked or rode their bikes. Winners were: Ava Rudawski, from Ms. Kelley’s kindergarten, Lillian Jensen, from Mrs. Cashman’s first-grade, and Hunter Linder, from Mrs. Prahl’s kindergarten.
Presentations by the local police department are scheduled May 1 in the large gym at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m.
The Red Wing Police Department Annual Bicycle Rodeo (at Law Enforcement Center parking lot) will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday May 5. There will be free food and prizes, along with safety training.
Visual arts conferences with artist mentors set for Tuesday May 1 at both Sunnyside and Burnside. There will be an opening celebration May 4 for the displays at Red Wing Public Library.
Umbrellas galore were made and decorated to go along with the theme April Showers. A variety of colors were used to make tulips, using the children’s handprints for the leaves.
Twin Bluff Middle School
Grade 5 MCA science testing is May 1-4.
Grade 5 welcome night
There will be a Welcome/Fun Night for all incoming fifth-graders and their parents 6 p.m. May 2 in the cafeteria. Parents are welcome to remain in the lobby (refreshments will be served) until a short program that starts at 7 p.m.
Students will perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.,” written by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan and with new music by Jeanine Tesori and new lyrics by Dick Scanlon, for their spring play.
It’s 1922 and Millie Dillmount has arrived in New York City from Salina, Kansas determined to do whatever it takes to make it in this modern world.
Dress rehearsal will be 3 p.m. May 3, with performances 7 p.m. May 4 and 2 p.m. May 5. All performances will be in the TBMS auditorium; admission is free, but donations are accepted.
The children made wiggly caterpillars out of construction paper, buttons and pipe cleaners.
Parent advisory committee
Thank you to the PAC for bringing in ice cream treats for the third- and fourth-graders Friday April 27 to congratulate them on doing such a fantastic job on their MCA testing.
The Liberation of Gabriel King
On Tuesday May 1 at 9:30 a.m., author K.L. Going has volunteered to answer some questions from students via SKYPE about herself her book “The Liberation of Gabriel King.” The entire school has been reading her book for the Burnside Book Read.
On Thursday May 3, the Red Wing Police Department will be coming to Burnside for a bike safety assembly for our second- and third-graders.
Starting Friday May 4, the gym will be transformed into a giant space shuttle for the third-graders. Throughout the week they will be rotating through four science stations that will each focus on a different concept.