Twin Bluff Middle School
Picture retake day is Thursday Oct. 4. Call the school office with any questions.
On Sept. 26 we had 36 students participate in our walking to school program. Winners drawn are Brooklyn Rohr from Ms. Pumper’s kindergarten and Hunter Linder from Ms. Gorski’s first grade.
Tuesday Oct. 2 is the final day to turn in fundraiser orders to the office. Delivery will be 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 14 in the large gym.
St. John's School
Students will travel to St. Paul's of Cannon Falls for the annual soccer days. Grades 1-5 will be there Oct. 2 and grades 6-8 will go on Oct. 3.
Grades 3 through 8 are currently taking Terra Nova tests. This will continue through Oct. 5.
Kindergartners are reviewing letter names and sounds using the large alphabet book. They are also writing their names.
Grades 1 and 2
Grades 1 and 2 are learning about animals that live underground. They discussed habitats that are found in forest, meadows, and plains.
Grades 3, 4 and 5
In Mr. Justin Hansen's third-grade math, students took a test Tuesday. Math 4 students learned about equivalent names. Miss Judy Thumann's fifth-grade math class is reviewing addition, subtraction, and estimating.
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Students completed fitness testing with the shuttle run, standing jump and hang.
Red Cottage Montessori
Children have been comparing notes on what they eat for breakfast. They are discovering that items high in sugar – certain cereals, oatmeal from packets, donuts, etc. — don’t give them enough energy to last all morning. They do better when breakfast includes something with protein such as eggs and peanut butter.
The school’s Small Hands fundraiser is under way. The annual orders help families bring Montessori concepts into the home. These include child-size gardening tools, kitchen utensils and, math materials. Orders are due Oct. 15.
Red Cottage children have been busy repeating many new presentations this week. We had many celebrations as children mastered various materials such as the Asia puzzle map, all 26 sand paper letters and sounds, sounding out words phonetically, simple addition in math, decimal cards showing units, tens, hundreds, and thousands, as well as printing new numbers and letters.
Extended day children discovered that their beloved beach across the street from the school has been altered by summer storms. They found that trees had fallen and a new dam formed with debris, which flooded the beach and created a new sand “spot” on higher ground.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Katie’s classes are reading “Animal Boogie” by Debbie Harter. They will play a listening game of environmental sounds and make giant jungle tree by practicing cutting skills. Students will do an animal sort by how they move.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Miss Lila’s classes are exploring the five senses. They will read “See, Hear, Taste, Touch, Smell” by Melvin Berger,draw in colorful shaving cream, make five senses people and make some paper plate shakers.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes are reading “Dinosaur Bones” by Bob Barner. Studet will learn the letter “O” with Ozzie Octopus. They will make dinosaur bones.
Fall school pictures will be Oct. 3 and 4. Order forms will be sent home in backpacks this week.
There will be no Colvill Kids or early children family education classes Monday Oct. 8. Head Start classes will be in session.
Adventures in Learning Preschool
After playing "Is the Mouse in the House?" to review colors, the students painted a red circle. They later made it into an apple and acted out the worm poem. Thursday was red day and the students sang "Little Red Wagon" and went on a red hunt.
The students made a difficult tissue paper apple art project. They graphed which color apple they liked best, sang apple songs and were scientists comparing the similarities and differences between different apples.
The Burnside Today morning news anchors this week were Stephanie Ryan, Lindsay Woychek, Rhonda Meyer and Carrie Armstrong. Fourth-graders who are interested will be able to audition in the near future. Fourth-graders will begin doing the announcing and camera work for Burnside Today in mid-October through the remainder of the school year.
In the media center the fourth-graders have been working on how to find books using the electronic catalog. Most third-graders are studying fiction books and their arrangement on the shelf. There are a couple of third-grade classes that have started their animal research. The second-grade classes enjoyed the story Mr. Tanen’s Ties by Maryann Cocca-Leffler and designed their own ties that will be on display in the Media Center.
TaNesha Messner and Jill Cody’s second-grade classes made homemade applesauce on Wednesday in honor of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday.
Jen Mahn’s second-grade class will be sharing their love of writing with Mrs. Nutt’s second-grade class in Lake City. In today’s world, writing with pencil and paper has become a thing of the past with emailing and texting in the forefront. The teachers hope that by doing this, the classes will know and understand not only the importance of writing, but also the importance and excitement of receiving a personal letter in the mail from a friend.