Our fabulous participants of Girls on the Run were involved in a community project benefiting Friends of Kids with Cancer. The girls designed goodie bags and stuffed them full of fun treats to be given to the kids at the organization.
On this rainy Friday, 3rd and 4th graders came up with little ditties that might be the next playground hits. Click on the links to view these masterpieces.
5/1/13 PE: 3rd and 4th graders checked out their speed to see if they are ready for the GO! St. Louis Healthy Kids Mile. We also biked around the neighborhood a couple of times. Keep up the good work!
The Kindergarten and 3rd grade students worked on their illustrations and writing their short stories during reading buddies. The reading buddies also played a game of “octopus” on the playground!
Third grade students returned to observational drawing and painting this past week. Students used pencils and tempera paint to study the forms found in corn on the cob. Skills taught include contour line drawing, hand-eye coordination, drawing with a brush, and color mixing. -Schwall
drawing by L.B., painting by N.R.
Last week, we had a special guest in the PA Suite. Kathy Doerr, president of St. Louis Shakespeare, came to present Bard-In-A-Box, a lovely interactive workshop. Students in grades JK-4 did an acting warm up, put on costumes, and participated in their own play! AK
I had a few supplies in the room that I sat outside during free time yesterday (seeds, soil pellets, and containers). The girls decided to spend their time planting them. We’ll keep you updated on their growth.
Here are two short video clips to view our excitement!
During reading buddies, the kindergarten and third grade students drew reflection pictures from the Litzsinger field trip. The students worked with their reading buddy and shared their illustrations with each other. The third graders are writing a short story based on the illustration that the kindergarten students drew.
Last week, the third graders visited Shaw Nature Reserve, where they took a class called “Living Off the Land.” They learned what it was like to live before the age of modern convenience. They did wood chores, made dip candles, used cattails to weave rope, or cordage, made butter which they used on the delicious pretzels they baked over the fire, and learned about native plants that were used by Native Americans and pioneers. All of this complimented their studies on food and plants as well as their recent studies of Lewis & Clark. We also took a hike to the wetlands where we caught a glimpse of a beaver! A day at Shaw wouldn’t be complete without time outside to play and climb trees! I always love hanging out, exploring, and taking classes at Shaw with the kids and teachers of The St. Michael School of Clayton! -JM
Third grade and kindergarten spent the morning together today. Kindergarten listened to third grade’s reader’s theater presentation and then kinder dictated stories to third grade and then we gathered around to share. What a fun morning!