4th Grade: Teepees & Bones
The TEEPEE PROJECT was done while studying the early Native American tribes. Students had to tell a story using Native American symbols, and then draw their stories onto their teepees. They also wrote their stories in words.
For the BONES PROJECT, students tested a round paper tube and a square paper tube to see which would hold more books, helping them understand which shape would make the stronger bone. Students learned that the round tubes were stronger, which is why our bones are round instead of square.
Pre-K & K: Christmas Plays at the Paramount
On Dec. 4th, the Little Saints and Kindergarten classes went to the Paramount for a
Christmas Double Feature: A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman.
3rd Grade: Interactive Notebooks &
The Scientific Process
This year, 3rd Graders are trying out using interactive notebooks in Math, Reading, and Language to learn without drills, practice sheets or workbooks. These pictures show students using all steps of the Scientific Process to figure out how to build the highest tower of stacked cups.
1.Ask the question how?
2.Make a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, make observations, and draw conclusions.
Ms. Gail says the activity was incredibly fun and intense! She’s excited to do more!
All Grades: Classroom Projects for the 2015 Auction4Education
This month’s featured projects come for all ofour students, Pre-K through 6th. Each will be auctioned off at this year’s Auction4Education on Saturday, March 7th. Hats off to ALL who helped fund these projects and/or provided time and talent to create them.
1st Grade: Service Project at Pine Villa
This month we’re featuring a service project of the SMS 1st Graders . Students visited the Pine Villa Nursing Home and played BINGO with residents . These pictures show the wonderful interaction that happened as generations blended over a favorite board game of young and old.
6th GRADE: Long Lake Conservation Camp
Each year, 6th grade teacher, Ms. Sue Pundsack, share her environmental activism by taking students to the Long Lake Conservation Camp (LLCC) in the dead of winter. Located in Palisade, MN, the camp provides unique, hands-on learning and encourages the exploration, conservation, education, and appreciation of nature. It is this type of experiential learning that Ms. Pundsack thrives on. This year was Ms. Pundsack's 27th student camp—her 20th to LLCC and 7 annual trips to Camp Courage before that. Here are few pictues from this year's experience.
2nd Grade: Compound Memory Words
TOP PHOTO: 2nd graders learned about compound words and created index cards depicting the components of their words with pictures and meanings.
5th Grade: Historic Visit & Heroes
BELOW, 5th graders visited Fort Snelling (far left) and dressed up as historic heroes such as Betsy Ross, Neil Armstrong, Paul Revere, Amelia Earhart, and Abraham Lincoln...just to name a few.