On Sept. 19, 24 students walked to school. The winner was Taylor Kanakares from Ms. Hicks’ second-grade class.
School bus safety training
First Student School Bus Safety Training at Sunnyside will be Tuesday Sept. 25.
Vision and hearing screening
Vision and hearing tests will be Thursday Sept. 27 and Friday Sept. 28 for kindergarten and first grades only.
Kids Junction news
With the warm weather, students enjoyed being outside. The children chose from varied colors to personalize an apple craft.
School bus safety training
On Thursday Sept. 27, First Student will talk to all Burnside students about bus safety.
Third- and fourth-grade music classes are learning the song “50 Nifty United States,” which teaches them to memorize all of the states.
The fourth-grade classes discussed the fantasy genre and enjoyed the book "Mirrorstone" by Michael Palin. The third-grade classes are learning about fiction books and how fiction books are arranged. Second-grade classes are enjoying the Miss Nelson series.
Second-graders are polishing their drawing skills by sketching animals from illustrations. They are enlarging one of their animals to paint and color during their next session.
Third-graders are drawing fish and studying the illustrations published by Louis Renard in the 1700s showing the fantastic fish of the Indian Ocean. They are using ideas from the Renard book to draw and paint some amazing fantasy fish of their own.
Fourth-graders are learning about Thomas Day, the famous African-American furniture maker from before the Civil War. They are studying his life and looking at his work and learning a little about the time in which he lived. Each student then drew a still-life of artifacts from Red Wing’s past.
Red Wing High School student Kayla Ekblad is working with the students in Mrs. Peterson’s art classes as a student intern. She comes every other day to help students with their art.
The children have been taking care of Monarch caterpillars that recently turned into the chrysalis stage. They also have constructed their own puzzles with Popsicle sticks.
Burnside teachers are continuing to fill the announcer positions for the Burnside Today morning news program. So far Sheila Beckner, Scott Briske, Gretchen Anderson, Amanda Stokes, Jill Cody, TaNesha Messner, Emily Seefeldt, and Mike Lupella have all worked as news anchors this year. Fourth-graders will begin auditions soon to fill the news announcer and camera positions for the remainder of the school year on Burnside Today.
The Burnside fourth-graders are busy working on school and classroom rules. Our Learner’s Way pledge helps to guide this project. That pledge is: “I work wisely, I am polite and kind, I am patient with others, I am a team player, I move and play safely, I take care of Burnside School and I will be the best I can be!”
Red Cottage Montessori
The children at Red Cottage are enjoying the beautiful weather. In the play area, they are learning how to navigate a new play set so everyone can have fun. Some of the children have been digging and hauling dirt to fill two new garden boxes. We hope to plant a few things yet this fall.
The extended day children have discovered a variety of wildlife on their afternoon walks on Hay Creek Trail. Grasshoppers are everywhere, as well as migrating birds. They saw a small garter snake and two beautiful herons.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Katie’s classes are reading “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” by Eileen Christelow. They are learning what it means to be a super friend. They are using monkey finger puppets and making a monkey mural. They are playing a “feed the monkey” game using their "go fingers."
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Miss Lila’s classes are learning about apples. They are reading the book “The Apple Pie Tree” by Zoe Hall. They are discussing the different parts of an apple and having a taste test to determine what kind of apple they like best. They will decorate their own apples and apple trees.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes are reading the book “Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs” by Byron Barton. They are going on a dinosaur hunt in the playground. They will be celebrating Yellow Day on Thursday or Friday.
Fall school pictures will be Oct. 3 and 4. Order forms will be sent home in backpacks this week.
Early Childhood Family Education
ECFE has openings in our Toddler Time classes 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 385-8000 to register.
Adventures in Learning Preschool
"Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee" helped the students learn each other’s names. The students also worked on identifying their written names by playing "The Zoo Escape.” The students are practicing how to listen to others and how to speak in front of the class in their first show and tell.
"Marvelous Me" is the theme for the letter M. The students are learning how God made everyone different and the many different reasons they are special. They enjoyed using rhythm sticks to "Mickey Mouse March,” played with Marble Works, recited “Little Miss Muffet” and “Mary had a Little Lamb” and made a book called “I am Special.” Sawyer's mom was the guest reader in the library.