Twin Bluff Middle School
Seventh grade students will go on a field trip to Camp Pepin. On Oct. 22 the home bases of Ms. Devery, Mr. Casci, Mr. Toivonen, Mr. Petterson and Ms. Martin (A-K) will go. On Oct. 23 the home bases of Mr. Mann, Mr. Hanson, Mr. Wyatt, Ms. Otteson and Ms. Martin (L-Z) will go.
Red Wing High School
Seniors met with the representative from Josten’s to get information regarding ordering of graduation announcements and caps and gowns. Each senior received a packet of information. Orders will be taken on Wednesday Oct. 24 during lunch.
Sophomores met with the representative from Josten’s to get information regarding ordering of a class ring. Each sophomore received a packet of information. Orders will be taken on Wednesday Oct. 24 during lunch.
Red Wing High School is hosting the ACT Test on Saturday Oct. 27. Students must have pre-registered to take the test.
Winter sports registration
The winter sports registration meeting will be held on Monday Nov. 5.
On Oct. 17, 32 students participated in the Sunnyside Sneaker walking/biking to school program. This week’s winner was Morgan Hekel of Mrs. Fagerlund’s first grade class.
Tuesday Oct. 23 is picture retake day at Sunnyside Elementary. If a child’s picture is being taken for the first time, send payment envelopes with the child on or before Oct. 23. If a child’s picture is being retaken, the first set of pictures must be returned on or before Oct. 23. Photos begin at 9:15 a.m. in the large gym.
Using a brown paper lunch bag for the body of an owl and silk leaves for the wings, the children made “Outrageous Owls.” There was more fun when the children made a glitter design on a hanging ghost.
St. John's School
On Oct. 17, Sen. John Howe came and spoke to the children about being a Minnesota senator. Students asked many questions about being a senator and about his life.
Scrip order forms
Forms are now being sent home electronically, attached to the weekly Herald. Thank you for your cooperation as we change the way some of our papers are delivered home.
Kemps milk tops
Kemps is retiring its "Nickels for Schools" program. Please bring in any Kemps milk tops you have soon.
Little Blessings Preschool
Both sessions of classes talked about fire safety. The 4-year-olds were given a tour of the Red Wing Fire Department by Fire Marshal Andy Speltz.
Students took an apple taste test to decide which apples they liked best — yellow, green or red. Apples were also used in math class. Students guessed how many seeds would be in each apple and then opened the apples and compared facts to their guesses.
Good news in Mrs. Alice Danell's classroom. Isabella Goeman, Adam Dilks, Nina Augustine and Aiden Roper completed memory treasure charts. Busy Bees this week are Dru Blanchette, Jonah Bain, Emma Bohme, Gabby Herlem, Helena Jonas, Nicholas Mahoney, Lydia Mason, Amber Nelson, Kaylee Roper, Chloe Sorenson, Tamisha Swarthout, Brady Arneson, Nina Augustine and Adam Dilks.
Students learned about the sense of hearing. They also discussed Alexander Graham Bell. In social studies they learned some key events in Minnesota history. Students talked about why the details of a story are so important.
Students in Mr. Bain’s classroom are learning about the excretory system during science classes. Students also practiced identifying sentence fragments and run-on sentences and how to fix them. Mr. Peter Gross came to the classroom to show students recorded air traffic control data. He explained some of the symbols and information displayed and how it is used.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Miss Lila’s classes are learning about pumpkins this week. They will read “Pumpkin, Pumpkin” by Jeanne Titherington. They will also make their own pumpkin window clings and tissue paper pumpkins, and count how many seeds are in pumpkins.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Katie’s classes will read “Pumpkin Heads” by Wendell Minor. They will explore the inside of a pumpkin, sort pumpkins by size and learn a new finger play, “Five Little Pumpkins.”
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes are reading “Go Away Big Green Monster” by Ed Emberley. They are learning the letter “Gg” with Gertie Goose. They will cut eyes for a monster headband. They are celebrating green on Thursday or Friday.
Early Childhood Family Education
Upcoming Early Childhood screening dates are Oct. 25 and Nov. 8. The state of Minnesota requires Early Childhood screening for all children before they enter kindergarten. Please call 651-385-8000 to schedule a screening time for your child ages 3 or older.
4-5-year-olds Preschool Kindergarten Readiness Class
Ms. Sandy’s class is working on the letter “Gg” for gardening. The children are counting all the pumpkins they grew this summer in their garden. They are learning safe ways to get out of the building, while using stop, drop and roll instruction this past week in the large motor room. A walk to the fire station was a big hit.
HIS Kids Discovery Preschool Class
Ms. Shari and Ms. Melody are introducing the letters “Ff, Hh and Yy” through song and finger plays. The story “A Day at the Fire Station” was shared and classes took a trip to the fire station. They ended with snack time making graham cracker ladders and talked about the fire trucks and loud horn.
Red Cottage Montessori
Red Cottage children enjoyed two new moveable alphabets this week. Boxes full of wooden letters allowed children to express themselves through words without needing to worry about a pencil grip. Most children who know their sounds and corresponding letters are finding objects in the classroom to write.
Children are playing many “word” games to learn concepts such as compound words and rhymes. They are finishing up the study of fairy tales and look forward to studying the origins of Halloween over the next two weeks.
The children of Red Cottage will enjoy a long weekend.
Under the Rainbow
Karmen's Preschool 1
The classroom is going to read its book of the week, “Pumpkin Pumpkin,” by Jeanne Titherington. Students will play with pumpkin pie play dough and frost pumpkin cookies. The class will carve a pumpkin and see what is inside. Students will take a walk and go on a pumpkin hunt. During group time they will learn the Spanish words for black and four. They will also do color recognition and read books about pumpkins.
MaryAnn's Preschool 2
The class will read many books about pumpkins. Some of the books are “It's Pumpkin Time,” “The Littlest Pumpkin” and “I Like Pumpkins.” Students will learn the color orange, oval, the number five and the letter “Pp.” They will also do a pumpkin hunt. The children will have sensory exploration with the seeds and inside of the pumpkin, and will eat pumpkin seeds for a treat.
Laurie's Jumpstart Classroom
The class is doing many Halloween-related activities. The children will be asked a question daily and have their answers posted in the classroom. Some questions are: How does a pumpkin grow? If I was a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch I would...., and what do you know about pumpkins? They will explore the differences and similarities between gourds and small pumpkins. They will learn the Spanish word for pumpkin and how to make pumpkin play dough.