St. Edward School Happenings
Library-Mrs. Jan Bot
The votes are in and the winner is: “Night Animals” by Gianna Marino! Kindergarten through second grade have cast their votes in the “Star of the North” picture book award and “Night Animals” was the winner. There was a tie for second place between “Emmanuel’s Dream” and “Water is Water.” For the older kids we will have two more weeks for checking out library books before Mrs. Bot begins preparations for closing up for the summer.
We have had several school families donate books they are done with and we really appreciate them thinking of the library and school to share those books with!
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”— -Garrison Keillor.
PE-Mrs. Emily Hennen
Students in grades K-8th grade are starting their Spring fitness testing. We use the Fitnessgram as our assessment tool. It’s a criterion-referenced standardized test which assesses students level of fitness based on age and gender. It focuses more on each student’s personal fitness for health benefits rather performance.
Thus far, students have participated in the PACER test which stands for Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run.
The test is a progressive, multistage running test adapted from the previously used 20-meter shuttle run test. Students will also be performing mile-run, one minute sit-up, push-up, pull-up, and flexibility tests.
Mrs. Lois Spanton: Music and Art We’re very busy preparing for our Spring Concert! All students are working on learning the melodies and lyrics of their concert songs by memory.
The First Graders each have a special solo. The Fourth Graders are working on recorder songs, as well as their vocal selections. The Eighth Graders are working on strumming patterns for the songs they are accompanying during the concert. We have lots to do before May 10!
We are very busy creating art projects to hang in the gym for our Spring Concert! Students in Grades K-4 are working on flower projects. The older kids have some drawings that involve their feet and hands.
The Eighth Graders are still brainstorming ideas as to how to create simple volcano “costumes.”
Spanish/Science-Mrs. Margrit Rabaey
- Kindergarten — We finished our unit on different parts of the house. We will start on learning commands.
- 2-4 — We finished our unit on animals and will start a unit on family members.
- 5-6 — We finished our unit on classroom objects and presented skits to the class.
- 7 — We finished our unit on family and are working on posters about our family. Last week, we talked about Holy Week celebrations in Guatemala. In science, we are patiently watching eggs in the incubator and caterpillars in separate containers as they eventually will spin a chrysalis.
- April 28- Parent Meeting 5:30 p.m.
- May 1- Field trip for eighth grade boys
- May 2- Last day of Library & Parent meeting 7 p.m.
- May 3- School Mass – grades 3 and 4 (May Crowning)