Third graders created models of plant and animal cells this week in science class. They used food to represent the different parts of the cells and enjoyed eating our creations. Following this lesson, students will continue to explore what makes up plants and animals, as well as how they survive.
1st Grade Builds Math Understanding with Number Bonds
First Grade teaches math using a Singapore approach. This program helps students build a solid conceptual understanding through the use of manipulative materials and visual models. Their number bond bracelets are one of the manipulatives classrooms use to help the students learn to add. Today, they used their number bond bracelets well!
The fourth graders have been studying both plant and animal cells, as well as the functions of their parts, in science class this month. After comparing plant and animal cells, students made an edible model of a plant cell with its various parts: nucleus, vaccuole, organelles, golgi bodies, etc.. The Golgi bodies (m and ms) were voted as being the yummiest of the organelles!
4th Graders Implement Vocabulary in Daily Learning
4th grade continues to practice building their vocabulary and spelling with Headbandz and technology. Each week they study a new set of 12 words to expand their vocabulary and thus improve their reading! They study definitions, practice using their words in context, and identify spelling patterns. Keep up the great work 4th grade!
Kindergarten uses Chica Chica Boom Boom story to Explore Phonemic Awareness
In kindergarten, students focus on phonemic awareness (hearing sounds in words). At the beginning of the school year, this is done with rhymes. This practice aligns with the Common Core curriculum and Archdiocesan standards. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a favorite book for kids in Kindergarten, too. Making the headbands with words that rhyme with tree was a way to bring it all together in a fun craft activity. We love to “rhyme all the time” in kindergarten. Ask your child about this fun activity and try to see how many rhyming word lists you can create at home when you read tonight!
The students in 5th-8th grades are having a great time with softball in their PE classes each week. Ms. Pullem reports that the 5th graders' pitching style is great, as well as their catching. Students will be working on Softball for 6 weeks. Softball is a great recreational sport and a competitive one, as well! Encourage your chidl to get out and practice with you or another family member in their yard this week!
HT Families - IMPORTANT NOTE! Each Kroger Plus Card MUST be re-enrolled to continue making your purchases count for our school! Please visit https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards to re-enroll, it's so easy and takes only seconds to really make a huge impact for our kids! Re-enroll by AUGUST 31st!
Please check the Tuesday folder for the PTA brochure! The last page has a "GET INVOLVED" form that we would love for you to fill out and send back in to the office. We need as many volunteers as possible to have a successful year.
Another way to get involved is by using your Kroger and Target cards to benefit Holy Trinity. Visit the PTA page on the ht-school.org website or click here to learn more.
Eagle Blast Jr. High Event Celebrates Theme for the Year: Colossians 2:6
To start each year, Jr. High students participate in Eagle Blast, a day full of activities to help students grow together as a group, learn about each other, and take part in activities related to the theme of the year. This year's theme is related to Colossians 2:6.
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
Students began the day with icebreaker group activities that had them organize by interests, birthdays, etc. The first challenge involved students building a tree from recycled items to represent the Bible verse and being rooted in an idea. All trees are different and grow differently, just as we, as students, are different and grow differently. We all have different beliefs or thoughts that lead to our actions. Students took part in a Bible study activity and reflected upon symbols they would choose to represent themselves, as well as the Bible verse selected. After lunch, students completed activities and challenges to help others. They wrote songs related to the Bible verse. They planted flowers and herbs to give as a thank you gift to faculty and staff of the school, as well as seniors in the parish. They made thank you letters for role models. Finally, they added their fingerprint to the Holy Trinity tree that will be displayed in the Jr. High hallway. This tree will be a sign to remind them what they're rooted in (family values, church beliefs, individual goals, etc.), who their role models are as they grow and mature, and finally who they are leading or being a role model for this year as they branch out to serve others.
Overall, the day was a great success for all of our students, teachers, and administrators involved in the day! Thank you to The Workshop of Louisville for leading the day.