Sr. Peter Marie
Can April already be here? The third grade students are anticipating the Resurrection of Our Lord this Easter. Both classes have made Lenten promises in preparation and have enclosed them in “cocoons” which we’ve strung on our penance bush. Those who have tried their best to be faithful this lent will see a metamorphosis when they return after Easter. Their cocoons will hatch into butterflies!
Lent has spilled over into the art area for 3A students. We made crowns of thorns out of homemade clay and painted them. Using pastel chalks for the first time, the students have created a colorful landscape as a setting for the crucifixion. It is always edifying to see the beautiful artwork these children can bring forth.
You may see third graders studying multiplication facts in their spare time. They are working to earn tickets to spend at our multiplication celebration in May. We teachers hope to inspire memorization of math facts to be recalled again and again as the children progress. Since April is poetry month, the students are exploring various types of poetry, both rhyming and free verse. We have begun writing some of our own. It is wonderful to see the creativity demonstrated by their writing.
We look forward to growing academically and spiritually as we get ready for 4th grade these last few weeks of school.
A Handmade Work of Art
April is already flying by! Soon Boots & Bling the annual fundraiser benefiting our school and the church youth group will be here. Part of this event is an auction full of one of a kind items hand made by our students.
Montessori E students have finished working on their class project. This year they carefully selected rocks that they themselves then loving placed in two wall crosses. The children also signed their names on the back of the crosses. The boys and girls really enjoyed being part of this project. They are already asking “When are we doing this again?”