Cool Kinder Kids
By Liam Walker
The Kindergartners have had an action-packed second quarter, full of various events and activities! They performed their annual Nativity Play where they acted out the night of Jesus’s birth, and they also created their own Nativity scene with classroom materials. For Thanksgiving, the students learned about the Pilgrims, and made a Thanksgiving food pyramid. The Kindergartners even made a sentimental gift as well as a card for their grandparents on Grandparents’ Day. They also delighted the school on All Saints Day when they dressed as Saints for the annual Saints Parade, and then gave a report to their classmates and parents.
The students have been working hard in their core subjects, too. In science, the Kindergartners learned about the Earth, and in math, they learned how to add, subtract, and tell time. The students also learned about reading and how to spell simple words. They even created their own Christmas ornaments! Overall, the students have had quite a fantastic second quarter and first semester, and will definitely be ready for the next quarters to come!
Holiday Happy Pre-Kers
By Meyer Jane Davis
The Pre-K students have been learning about all of the different holidays and seasons this quarter, while still learning new letters in the alphabet and about animals’ lifecycles. Earlier this quarter, the Pre-K students in Mrs. May’s class enjoyed the
, which taught them about how we need to be willing to change our lives for God. The students discussed the different names they call their grandparents in preparation for Grandparents’ Day. Guilia Sabonghy’s favorite part of Grandparents’ Day was getting to see her grandmother and show her around her school. The Pre-Kers also completed their service project this quarter. They made bologna and cheese sandwiches for St. Cyril’s food pantry. William Berman’s favorite part of this project was putting the bologna and cheese on the sandwiches. The teachers all agreed that the students were most excited for Christmas. They made many Christmas crafts such as angels, trees, and handmade gifts for their parents. The students have also been learning what the Advent candles represent. The students are continuing to make great progress, and have enjoyed learning about the different holidays this quarter!
First graders created a Wall of Honor for veterans on Veterans' Day.
No Lazy Bones in First Grade!
By Bella Forkner
In the second quarter, the first graders learned many new things. In Math, the students have been working on addition and subtraction strategies. Then, in social studies the students have been studying Pilgrims. The students were also having a lot of fun reading fiction books and giving book reports on them. In theology, the students have been studying Advent and learning the
. Also, in vocabulary, the students have been studying words with long vowels. The first graders have also been very giving this past quarter. The students gathered baby items that had been donated to the school and then donated the items to the Sealy Pregnancy Center.
The students have also been hard at work celebrating many holidays during the second quarter. For Veteran’s Day the students built a wall of honor for friends and family they know who have been in the military. For Thanksgiving the students studied the Pilgrims coming to the United States and the Wampanoag Indians. For Halloween the students made skeletons, studied bones, and also had a test on what they studied. Finally, for Grandparents’ Day the students displayed portraits of their grandparents in the hallway. The first graders are on a roll!
Second graders enjoy getting their ticket punched on the way to the Polar Express Party!
Second Grade Success
By Liam Walker
The second graders have wrapped up their second quarter in style. For Grandparents’ Day, the students made family trees and timelines to learn all about their ancestors. They learned about Advent and the Advent wreath in order to prepare for Christmas. During Thanksgiving, the students enhanced their knowledge by reading the story
and learning about the historical value of Thanksgiving. They ended the quarter by having a
Party where they dressed in pajamas and watched the movie!
The second graders were also very busy in their core subjects. In math, the students learned about geometry by analyzing three-dimensional and two-dimensional shapes. In science, the second graders discussed the water cycle and weather, and they even conducted an experiment dealing with artificial snow. In religion, the students learned about Reconciliation and the liturgical calendar. They also memorized the Act of Contrition. In social studies, the second graders discussed historical figures and the founding of the early United States. In language arts, reading, and spelling, the students went over verb tenses, making predictions, and inferring.
Over all, the second graders have had a very successful quarter, and an even more successful first semester!