This will be a busy two weeks before we all go on Easter break. Your children are working very hard and growing by leaps and bounds, both academically and physically. Please read the following schedule of up coming events for our third-grade classroom.
Also, I attended a wonderful teacher training workshop at The Pacific Science Center and The Gates Foundation. I brought the S.T.E.A.M. activity we learned in the workshop to the classroom and the results were amazing. The students created a Mars Lander using limited time, resources and money, they only had $30 to spend. The collaborative skills that they exhibited made me realize how much they have learned this year through S.T.E.A.M. activities. Here are a few photos of their designs.
Thank you for all of your support and positivity.
Mrs. Lisa Castillo
March 19th- Monday-Reconciliation for all third graders. If your child isn’t Catholic they can ask for a blessing from Father Crispin.
March 20th-Tuesday-A musical performance in Egan by a local opera company at 10:00.
March 22nd– Grandparent’s Day for grades Pre-K through 1st, this is a Dress Uniform day for the whole school.
March 23rd– Stations of the Cross, 2:00, this will be a special one with siblings teaming up to read the stations together. Please join us at 2:30 if you can. It’s always nice to have parents sitting with us in the church. It encourages the class to sit a little taller and get more involved.
Holy Week-March 26th through 30th
March 27th– Tuesday- This is our celebration day for a job well done. All students will celebrate their progress in memorizing their multiplication facts with an ice cream sundae. Time TBA.
March 28th-Wednesday- Class picture day in Dress Uniform.
March 30th– Good Friday- Stations of the Cross at 2:00. This is the beautiful shadow stations by our 7th-grade classes. Please join us for this moving reenactment of Jesus’ journey.
The students will leave school in silence as a sign of reverence. Mrs. O’leary and the faculty encourage you and your family to join in with the silent reverence, until you are off school grounds. It is an amazing thing to see, 550 plus students in silence.
April 2nd through 6th– Easter Break and I’ll see you back again on April 9th!
Book reports for the March Women’s History Month books are due on or before March 28th. The students are making boardgames that match the major events in the lives of a famous woman they are reading about: Jane Goodall, Coretta Scott King, Malala, Princess Diana, Sonia Sotomayor or Mo’na Davis. Most supplies will be provided at school and the board games will be created at school too. You might see them come home for finishing touches.
The Iditarod is wrapping up now that most mushers have reached Nome, Alaska. This year’s winner is a young man from Norway, Joar Ulsom. Our own, Ella, followed him and is our class winner. Her prize is to have the class, Siberian Husky, on her desk and she gets the honor of naming the dog too. We don’t know the Red Lantern, or last place musher yet. This is an honorary position because this musher gets to officially close the race and blow out the symbolic Iditarod lantern, found at the finish line in Nome. For our classroom, the student who has been following the musher who is the red lantern winner, gets to put out our red flashlight. The Red Lantern this year is Connor! Great work by all the mushers.
April 12th is our field trip to the Burke Museum, 9:30 to 12:00.
April 20th is our school auction.
May 1st is the crowning of Mary and Mass at 9:00.
May 25th is our last field trip to Bishop Blanchet’s, Guys and Dolls, the field trip forms will come home in April.
June 8th- Early dismissal for summer break, 10:30.