Students Explore Learning with STEAM Table in Library Classes
In the Library, Mrs. Hill has a STEAM table that includes a variety of activities and materials that rotate on and off the table. STEAM incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics into learning lessons. With each resource, students are able to follow directions to build or be creative on their own. The activities are related to a variety of science areas- engineering, architecture, electrical circuits, and technology based exploration. Previously, students have enjoyed K'nex and other building activities to model buildings, items that move, and 3D shapes. This month, they're exploring a variety of electrical circuits using batteries and connectors. The circuits can be turned on and off to light up various items. We love seeing what our students build each day in the library during free build time.
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1st Grade Learns about Native Americans with Artifacts
Barbara's Crafty Tales came and visited our first graders this week, as part of their Native American studies. Ms. Barbara taught students a Native American story about the rainbow. With this, the students created a craft to represent the story. They also dressed the parts and acted out the story. Much of their day also included learning about a variety of Native American artifacts- tools, toys, and resources. The students enjoyed playing the musical instruments, singing, acting out stories, and learning about the Native American way of living.
2nd Grade students participated in their own Election Day! The students have been studying our government and leadership positions for our country. The students learned about the responsibilities of the president. Students also learned about their own job to be a responsible citizen and vote in elections when they are adults.
2nd graders registered to vote in their own class candy election. The voters chose to be a member of the Chocolate or Chewy parties. The students discussed different reasons to vote for each candy candidate before voting. We can’t wait to see the results!
2nd Graders Create Stories to Accompany The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book
For the past few weeks, our second graders have been working on creating writing pieces to go along with the book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. In this book, there are pictures with titles and short captions, but the stories are missing.
At the beginning of the unit, we shared the book with the students and explained that they would be crafting a story to go along with one of the mysterious pictures. Students were excited about this task! After students chose a picture, they spent time studying the picture closely to brainstorm ideas for their story. We focused on the importance of introducing the characters and setting, including a problem and solution, being descriptive, and wrapping up the story with a concluding statement. After drafting their stories, students edited them using a color key. Once students had conferenced with their teacher and completed their final draft, they participated in an author celebration. Students especially enjoyed having the classroom lights turned off and turning on their flashlights as they shared their creative stories with one another!
Teachers & Administrators Celebrate Years of Service to the Archdiocese of Louisville
Annually, Archbishop Kurtz, Superintendent Leisa Schulz, and other Archdiocese of Louisville leaders gather together to celebrate teachers and administrators in our Archdiocese that have completed 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of services to our students in the Archdiocese of Louisville. While some teachers and administrators may have spent many more years in the education field, both in and out of the Louisville community, the Archdiocese celebrates those years completed specifically in the classrooms of Louisville Catholic Schools. We are proud of all of our teachers and especially proud of this year's honorees!
Today, we celebrate and thank our teachers who celebrated a 5-year anniversary with the completion of last year's school year!
5 Years of Service: Courtney Billig
10 Years of Service: Alice Kervin
15 Years of Service: Amy Sharp & Paula Watkins
20 Years of Service: Pat Hammer & Kelley Powers
Thank you to all of our teachers and administrators for their commitment to Catholic education!
5th Graders Use Engineering, Math, Science, & Social Studies Lessons to Design & Build Native American Homes
5th grade incorporated their knowledge of Native Americans from social
studies with how humans need to adapt to their environments in science,
as well as solving equations to find area, perimeter and volume in math.
They solved equations and drew designs before they were able to use
materials to build actual long houses and pueblos. The students were
both challenged and excited to test their engineering skills! We also love when teachers collaborate on units and lessons. This activity was a great combination of math, science, and social studies by Mrs. Cohan and Ms. Samuels.
The sixth grade students study different world cultures as part of their social studies curriculum. As part of their unit on Africa, the students are creating tribal shields this week. They did research in the library and chose an African symbol to place on their shields. They will be using pasta, rice, beans, beads, and feathers to decorate their shields. Stop by the 6th grade hallway in November to see their shields on display!
Congratulations to 4th grader, Barrett Lockhart who placed 8th in the state in her age group this weekend at the Cross Country State meet! She was one of only two girls running on behalf of Holy Trinity at the KTCCCA Race. Congrats Barrett!
Congratulations 8th Grade Leadership Female Nominees- Julia & Sarah
Congratulations to current 8th graders, Julia Jardina and Sarah Sheffer, who were nominated and selected to participate in Presentation Academy's Leadership Forum this year. They are currently participating in a 3-day series on Leadership!