School notesFrom the Oct. 27, 2012, print edition.
Twin Bluff Middle School
“Under the Bed” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 2 and 2p.m. Saturday Nov. 3 in the TBMS auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
All second-grade students will go on a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo Friday Nov. 2. They will explore the zoo as well as take a ride on the monorail.
Burnside fourth-graders are participating in an engineering unit. The Science Museum of Minnesota is supporting the curriculum with two 50-minute on-site lessons per classroom. Lessons include investigations to experience the engineering process, followed by a field trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota for additional instruction on designing amusement park rides. Students will also spend time exploring the museum. This experience is made possible for students by the PAC.
Hayden Baker, Caleb Korder and Dwight Wojcik all passed their multiplication facts within 30 seconds in Peg Sutherland’s class.
Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to volunteer but need a flexible schedule? Project Listen is a program where adults from the community or parents are matched to a third-grade classroom where they will work with individuals or in small groups to help enhance reading skills. You do not need to be a reading expert to participate. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, contact Burnside office at 651-385-4700.
On Oct. 24, there were 33 students who participated in our Sunnyside Sneaker program. This week’s winners are Mallory Richardson, from Mrs. McDonnell’s kindergarten, and Hannah Stewart, from Mrs. O’Leary’s first grade.
On Tuesday Oct. 30, the Red Wing Police Department will present Halloween safety in the large gym at 9:45 and 10:15 a.m.
Fall festival celebration
Halloween will be celebrated Wednesday Oct. 31 with costumes and activities. Children are encouraged to develop costumes that promote happiness and positive experiences. Costumes will be put on shortly before the parade. No make-up or colored hair spray allowed. The parade will start at 2 p.m. at the Maple Street entrance; walk to and turn left on Southwood Avenue, then walk up to Southwood entrance and turn left walking down sidewalk to the front of Sunnyside School. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled.
On Friday Nov. 2, second-graders will visit the Minnesota Zoo. They will see the tropics, the Minnesota Trail and Discovery Bay. They will also ride the monorail.
Kids Junction news
Halloween tag was played. The children made a black wooden fence and glued on foam ghosts and pumpkins. They also decorated jack-o-lanterns.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Miss Lila’s classes will read “Go Away, Big Green Monster!” by Ed Emberley. They will make monster masks, a go away big monster and will decorate pumpkins for Halloween. They will wear costumes on Wednesday.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Katie’s classes will read “White Rabbit's Color Book,” by Alan Baker. They will read the story using buddy books. They will explore mixing colors to make new colors and will play the "Little Mouse" Game. They will wear costumes Tuesday and Wednesday.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes will read “The Hungry Thing,” by Jan Slepian and Ann Seidler. They will be learning the letter "Qq" with Queenie Queen. They will have costume Day Tuesday or Wednesday.
Adventures in Learning Preschool
The students and several parents enjoyed a day at Nesbitt's Pumpkin Patch. “Baa Baa Black Sheep” came to life with many manipulatives before going on a black and orange hunt.
The students learned about fire safety by going to tour the Fire Hall. The next school day the students learned the importance of saying thank you by making cards and walking them down to the fire station. They also were cooks and made edible fire trucks. Students and their dads enjoyed carving pumpkins, bobbing donuts and "mummies" at Dad's Pumpkin Night.
Sandy's class worked on the letter "Hh" for Halloween and practiced Halloween safety. Children worked on rhyming words that are associated with fall and putting Halloween pictures in sequence order. The children made a large pumpkin mural for the Fall Festival. Halloween stories and songs with pumpkin seed counting were among some of the fun activities this week.
HIS Kids Discovery Preschool class
Shari and Melody's class this week took turns dressing up in an assortment of costumes. Children used many materials to design and master fine motor skills while making decorations for the fall festival held Friday for families. "Runaway Pumpkin" was read as pumpkin carving and seed counting took place in the afternoon. Children worked on expressing feelings of mad, sad and happy as a part of Second Step teaching.
Red Cottage Montessori
Conferences were this week in the evenings. It was a great time to get caught up and reflect on each child's progress so far this year and, for many, over multiple years.
Children began reading “Charlotte's Web” by E.B. White. Many have learned the seven continents of the world and have made world maps.
With the wet weather, the children have turned their energies and focus inside. A hum can be heard at Red Cottage of children sounding out phonetic words in reading, saying the first sound in a word and saying each sound in a word to write. There have been many proud moments lately as children begin to write on their own and begin to read on their own.