Sunnyside Elementary School
On Nov. 28, there were 49 students who participated in the Sunnyside Sneakers program. It was a cool and crisp morning. This week’s winners included: Sophia Yeatman, from Mrs. O’Leary’s first-grade, and Hannah Kosek, from Mrs. Newman’s second-grade.
Arts Alive kick-off assembly is set for 2:45 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 in the large gym at Sunnyside. Please watch for the Arts Alive Performing Arts letter and registration form to come home in backpacks. The deadline to return entry forms is Thursday Dec. 20.
St. John's Lutheran Elementary School
We will again be caroling for area residents throughout the community. For a schedule, contact the school office.
Little Blessings Preschool
Preschoolers will celebrate Jesus' birth during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday Dec. 2.
Students are doing a great job counting two digit numbers. Let them try it at home. They are talking about recycling, pollution and conservation in science classes.
Grades 1, 2
Penman of the Week is Emma Bohme. Busy Bees are Dru Blanchette, Nicholas Mahoney, Lydia Mason, Amber Nelson, Kaylee Roper, Tamisha Swarthout and Nina Augustine.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Students are reading “Charlotte's Web.” They are also learning about the colonists’ rights under British rule.
Grades 6, 7, 8
Students are learning about baby development during pregnancy. Students began literature circles on a fantasy novel. They chose from the following: “Redwall,” “The Hobbit,” “The Wind in the Willows,” “The Dark is Rising” and “Summerland.”
Information on the math fair coming in January was attached to Wednesday's newsletter.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Miss Lila’s classes are learning about mittens and animals this week. They will read “The Mitten” by Jan Brett, sew (lace) paper mittens together with yarn, decorate animals and retell “The Mitten.”
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Katie’s classes will read “Froggy Gets Dressed” by Jonathan London. They will learn some positional words using frog puppets. They also will sort winter and summer clothing and make a frog using bubble wrap.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes will read “Bear Snores On” by Karma Wilson. They are learning the letter "Rr" with Reggie Rooster and making a book. Reminder: Parents are invited to join us to make gingerbread houses Dec. 13 or 14.
Spanish Enrichment 101
The next session of classes begins Jan. 8 and runs through April 11. This class is for 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children and includes instruction in both English and Spanish. Call Colvill at 651-385-8000 for more information and to register.
Red Cottage Montessori
Children are learning a new way to use cotton swaps and white glue to glue paper. They are making collages using paper they cut. They have mastered a stone-passing song that uses their percussion skills to keep the beat to pass stones to their neighbors.
Extended-day children have enjoyed finding a new waterfall near Hay Creek. Many children are working on “sight words” that are commonly found in their early reader books. They are playing many games with these words to memorize them as most do not sound like they are spelled. Research has been done on worms and polar bears this week by two children.
Students are looking forward to celebrating the holiday season by researching and exploring the holidays and traditions in December of many faiths. This makes our world a closer place.
His Kids Preschool
Sandy's students have discovered dinosaurs in the building. Children had footprints to follow to the classroom and dug in the sand table to find other dinosaurs. Students learned dinosaurs’ names in a match game while learning other dinosaur facts. The story "Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I Please?" by Lois G. Grambling was enjoyed by the students.
3-4 Discovery Preschool
Shari and Melody's class is working on the letter "Dd" for dinosaurs. They are finding dinosaur bones in the play dough and talking about how long ago dinosaurs lived. Big brown dinosaurs were cut out and hung in the classroom. The story "How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon" by Jane Yole was read. Second step this week focused on frustration and how to calm them down when they do something hard like cutting with a scissors.
Under the Rainbow
Laurie had her class do some fun activities the week for Thanksgiving. They read "How Do You Catch A Turkey" and "Five Little Turkeys," and they talked about what turkeys wish we would eat. The children reviewed some turkey facts, did a feather count and made a Thanksgiving dinner for dramatic play. For art, they made a thankful turkey print.
Mary Ann’s class read a lot of books. They consisted of "A Plump and Perky Turkey," "Five Silly Turkeys" and "Thanksgiving Mice." We are still learning about our fall colors, the number 2, the letter Tt and circles. Our Spanish words for the week were turkey and two. We played a fun game of hide the turkey outside and for art exploration we put feathers on our turkeys.
Karmen and her class had "The Turkey Train" by Steve Metzger as book of the week. The children engaged in some group activities learning their colors, and letter recognition. For art, the children made turkey handprints and pilgrim water colors. Spanish words were blue and six.