Congratulations to the 1st place winners of the South Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair! St. Mary's students brought home awards in Physical Science and Biological Science.
Busy in First Grade
In Miss Jones’ fabulous first grade class (1A), we have been so busy we can barely catch our breath!!! After Christmas, we worked hard on our fundraising projects which made quite a bit of money and created happiness in our hearts! Speaking of “hearts”, we showed friendship, respect and caring for each other by sharing special valentine greetings on Friday the 13th! We also celebrated our “make-up snow day” on President’s Day by learning facts about our first few presidents and putting together a “presidents art book”!
If that doesn’t sound busy enough for you, we continued our reading/writing stories, even having a “buddy reading and writing afternoon” with Ms. Simpson’s fifth graders, learned how to add and subtract two digit numbers and marveled with facts about money! We also made recycled “monster models” for science to by recycling things we use daily. We continue to love each other every day the way God loves each special student, teacher and parents! Thank you for all your support! We’ll keep up the good work!
Learning With Montessori D
In Montessori D we are working hard on basics. We have several children that are reading. They spend a portion of their day learning sight words and mystery words. I work closely with them on a worksheet each day. Each child is worked with individually based on the level they have achieved. Those children that haven’t mastered reading yet are working toward that goal. They are learning individual letter sound and then combination boxes, which are groups of letters. All the children are taught to write letters along with all of the letter sounds and reading materials.
We are also doing quite a bit of math in our classroom. Number recognition, hanging short beads, introduction to the decimal system, 25 board, 50 board, 100 board and addition are just a few of our math works.
In the science area nomenclature cards are a popular work in our classroom. We have cards for the parts of a frog, apple, the body, and the ladybug to name a few.