The 1st through 3rd Grade Musical Theater Program at Holy Trinity Parish School includes 46 students who all performed in their Fall Musical production of A Barnyard Moosical. A Barnyard Moosical is a hilarious and imaginative mini-musical about a unique and talented group of animals living at this unusual farm. Between the gourmet goats that refuse to eat garbage, a chorus line of hoofing cows, neatnik pigs and funky dancing chickens, the musical was sure to tickle the imagination of performers and audiences alike. The students performed at Little Sister's of the Poor for their residents on Monday, November 16th at 3:45pm as part of an outreach effort before performing for parents and guests on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 7pm in the school cafeteria. Their final performance was for the school on Thursday, Nov. 19th. The student performers were great and put on a great show for all three of their different audiences! We appreciate their directors, Mrs. Harrington & Mrs. Sharp for all of their hard work with these students after school.
2nd Grade is learning about American Symbols in Social Studies. This week they learned about the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, The Statue of Liberty, and The American Flag. Each student made a flap book to record facts they learned. Each Flap book has a place to draw a picture of the symbol to help remember what they look like. 2nd grade reports, "We love learning about our country!"
4th Graders Use Google Docs to Create Spreadsheets in Technology Classes
This week, 4th grade students worked to build a spreadsheet on data using Google Docs in their technology classes. Through their lessons this month, Mr. Johnson has been teaching the students how to use formulas, charts, and data entry to create graphs and chart information they have collected. This week, the students received M&Ms, which they sorted and then charted using a spreadsheet they created with specific formulas. The skills they learned can be used in Google Documents at home and school, as well as in other spreadsheet programs, such as Excel. Stop by the technology classroom to see their work soon or ask your child to share what they learned at home!
7th & 8th Graders Use Library Time to Prepare Science Fair Research Presentations
This month, 7th and 8th grade students have used their library time to work on and finalize their science fair projects. Students have worked with Mrs. Hill, our school librarian, to correctly cite sources and build their bibliographies. The students have worked with each other to collect data as they polled one another or conducted research during library time, as well. Students have also used library class time to research and write their papers. The Library serves as a great place for reading, learning, and research, especially with this large project! We're proud of the students' work with these projects at home, in science class, and during library time!
8th Grade Hosts Guests from Harbor House for Fall Party
Each of our grades at Holy Trinity has a mission they serve and work with throughout the year. In 8th grade, our students work with individuals from Harbor House. From Harbor House's website, they are "committed to providing the highest quality of care for adults with developmental and physical disabilities in a warm and supportive environment through compassion, respect, and collaboration."
All three of our 8th grade classes rotated through the Youth Center on a recent afternoon to spend time with, work with, and get to know these individuals they'll meet throughout the year! Students and HH guests ate lunch together, painted pumpkins, played Bingo, decorated artwork, played games, and sang songs. Some students even painted the nails of Harbor House guests! We truly appreciate the work of our mission parents, PTA, and religion teacher, Mrs. Deeds, in coordinating this outreach effort for our students. We also appreciate Harbor House for joining our 8th graders in this fun day of activities.
Kindergarten students are learning the foundations of addition and subtraction through number bonds! They use a visual representation to show numbers can be put together and taken apart in different ways. In today's lesson, students were highlighting each part of the equation to find the missing value in the number bond. Then, they took it further to show the relationship between the numbers in a "number sentence”. Our Kindergarteners are working really hard on math and we're proud of their achievements!
1st Grade Hosts Native American Learning Day with Barbara's Crafty Tales
First Grade has been learning about Native Americans in class. As an extension to their unit, Barbara from Barbara's Crafty Tales visited each class last week. The boys and girls acted out a folk tale, made a craft related to Native American history, and learned about Native American artifacts. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about and experience their culture!
3rd Grade Finishes Bible Verse Unit during National Bible Week
3rd grade has spent the last couple of weeks learning how to look up books, chapters, and verses in the Bible and on the GloBible app on the iPad. The students have had Bible races and looked up Bible stories in order to complete fill-in-the-blank worksheets. Today, the students took an assessment looking up verses in the New Testament to discover what city or place Jesus was in at the time. Tomorrow, they will complete the assessment using the app. All of this Bible work and assessment seems very appropriate with it being National Bible Week, as sanctioned and organized by the USCCB- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
6th Graders Study Patriarchs of Catholic Faith Using Bible App
This week is National Bible Week. For some, this is a reminder to read the Bible and the great stories of our religious role models included within its pages. For others, this is a reminder of our daily work and practice!
In 6th grade, reading the Bible or stories from the Bible is a regular practice in their religion classes. This week specifically, the 6th grade students are learning about the 4 patriarchs of our Catholic faith. The students have been learning about each patriarch’s life by reading their stories in the book of Genesis on their ipad using a Bible app and the internet. How do you find the time and what resources do you use to learn the Bible at home?
First Grade Classroom, 1P, Hosts Authors Celebration
First grade class, 1P, finished their Writing Workshop unit on Wednesday, November 11th with an Authors Celebration. Students have been working on Small Moment and Personal Narrative writing since August. Their lessons included editing and doing peer-reviews, as well as adding pictures that move and describing words. Each student published his or her own story complete with illustrations. The celebration included compliment pages, certificates, and refreshments. We're very proud of our first graders' writing abilities and enjoyed their celebration!