Lifetime Eagles Return for High School Presentations & Visits
This week, all Catholic High Schools from Louisville will be visiting 8th grade classrooms across the Archdiocese to share what makes them great! We are excited to have our Lifetime Eagle Alums back in our classrooms sharing what they love about their new schools and how their HTPS education helps them to be successful.
A reminder to 8th graders: You can now sign-up in the school office for your HS Shadow Days! Be sure to fill out the appropriate paperwork at least 1 week prior to your Shadow Day for it to be excused. We're excited to watch you grow and prepare for high school during this next step in your educational journey.
Second grade is studying Animal Classifications. We received our caterpillars a couple of weeks ago to begin our unit. We waited for the caterpillars to form their chrysalis and then they were placed in the butterfly net. Once they emerged and became butterflies, we released them by the garden. Come visit our Garden and see if you are graced by a visit from our butterflies!
The fifth graders are learning about the Processes of Living Things in Life Science. They are studying individual body systems in small groups and collaborating to research and then present their knowledge of each system to the class. Having them be the teachers increases their mastery and understanding of the subject. The students were very excited and dove into studying the material! These Diagrams will be hung for all classes to see and study as they walk by in the hallway. Feel free to stop by and see them!
In Language Arts class, the 8th Graders created a Kentucky Quilt during a writing project this week. The students wrote creatively about their travels within our state. The uniquely designed quilt squares were created by each eighth grade student to showcase the state of Kentucky. We invite you to stop by and see our rendition of a Kentucky Quilt.
One day a week, our Kindergarten and Pre-K students meet with Mrs. Tapia for Spanish Class. This week, they are continuning to work on saying their name in Spanish: Me llamo... (name), when asked to do so in Spanish, Como te llamas? They are also working on learning the song, "Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" in Spanish, too! Have a Pre-K or K student? Ask them to sing the song!
Our Holy Trinity Parish School Library now has e-Books, which students and teachers can check out to read on their devices or aloud on the SmartBoard as a class. Check out the books currently available at our Library Website: ht-school.follettdestiny.com. Click on the link (found on the left side of the page) labeled "Follett Shelf" to see our options. We'll hopefully add more books as the year progresses! Happy Reading!
On Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Commons (Cafeteria), Kristi Kelly will present a Parents Education Night on our PeaceBuilders program for parents of students in Pre-K through 8th grade.
This is a wonderful opportunity for all parents to learn how to help us make the connection between home and school as we partner to promote the PeaceBuilders Program in all areas of the students’ life. The PARENT PEACE NIGHT will offer information and education on the basics of the program and tips on how your family can work to promote PeaceBuilders within your home. Some of the science behind the program will be shared, as well, as it is a proven, research based program. Parents in attendance will receive a Free Spirit Day Pass for their child(ren).
This week, 3rd Grade students had their first Science Lab. During their lab, the students created models of the Earth using marshmallows. Then, they used the Earth models to rotate around the sun. As Earth rotates around the sun, the students learned we have seasons.
This week, 4th grade students are learning about and exploring the Beatitudes. After learning the Beatitudes, they'll talk about how they work to help others, specifically with their mission, the Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center.