East High School
On Jan. 30, East orchestra partnered with Haley Stozek, owner of Inner Light Yoga to participate in a Yoga for Musicians workshop, which focused on ways to stretch, strengthen and avoid some of the repetitive stress injuries that are common among musicians.
The upper grades are learning folk songs in music class at Jefferson. Third-grade students are learning how to play instruments like xylophones and will learn to perform British folk songs on them in the coming weeks. In fourth grade, students are learning a folk song from China and will be singing it and playing it on their recorders. Finally, fifth-grade students are exploring the link between the music of Africa and the spiritual music written by slaves in the 1800s, with the goal being to connect these songs to the current music of today.
The third- through fifth-grade Spanish classes at Lincoln are participating in a district-wide program in Spanish called “Libro Detective.” Thanks to an EFW grant, students have access to many new Spanish books in our school library. Students have been reading books in Spanish, tracking their minutes, and filling out graphic organizers to aid in comprehension. Lincoln students are working hard to take the lead in the district-wide competition. ¡Vamos Lincoln!
McKinley art students in Kindergarten and first grade created beautiful handmade Valentine cards for elders who receive services through a local organization known as InterFaith. They painted, collaged, drew, and wrote positive messages to share kindness and love with seniors who live in their community.
Our Redeemer Lutheran School
A full day and AM-only option are each available for 3K, 4K and 5K students next year at Our Redeemer Lutheran School. This new programming for a full-day option for 3K expands the opportunity for enrichment activities and hands-on learning for our youngest students. Child care is also available from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on school days. Call 414-258-4558 for more information or to schedule a school tour. Quality academic education in a Christian environment equals a win for families.
SK students celebrated the 100th day of school with lots of fun math activities. Children also had a special visit from Zero the Hero. They practiced counting by tens and writing numbers to 100. It was a great celebration of all they have learned so far this school year.
St. Joseph Catholic
Not only does learning go on during the school day at SJS, it continues on after school as well. Students can attend Homework Club where they have the chance to stay caught up on homework, complete project work using school resources, and get additional assistance from teachers. Our students also enjoy a wide range of after-school clubs and activities such as art classes, giving them an opportunity to expand their knowledge in a variety of different areas.
Second-graders were engaged in their learning about data collection, and how to organize the information. Students surveyed fellow classmates to collect information on topics of interest in order to learn more about them. Topics included favorite pizza topping, video game and ice cream flavor. Students organized their data in graph form and shared the results.
The students from Ms. Gordy's JK classroom have been very busy learning about the four seasons and how each one is different. In order to add some excitement to the winter months, the JKers enjoyed participating in our annual Mitten Day. The children were able to decorate mitten-shaped cookies, sort mittens by attributes, and play a mitten letter match game. We also painted melted snowmen for an adorable winter art project to share with our families. Even though spring is just around the corner, we continue to make these chilly days more enjoyable with some good mitten fun. We are smitten with mittens.
On Tuesday, Feb. 14 our fifth- through eighth-graders took part in the Junior Achievement BizTown and Finance Park programs. The fifth- and sixth-graders were able to “run” BizTown. They applied for positions in town government and various businesses. The seventh- and eighth-graders participated in Finance Park. Each student was given a computer-generated amount of money. They then had to build a budget including housing and transportation, food and recreation. This field trip was financed by the Kohl’s Field Trip Grant program.
This past week was WSTEM (and Wilson's) Scholastic Book Fair. In conjunction with this celebration of reading, we had an All-School Read In. Older students in WSTEM read to younger students in Wilson, and older Wilson students read to younger WSTEM students. Each student brought their favorite books to share. It was a terrific way to combine both schools and share their love of reading.
Our Wilson first-graders sure know how to celebrate the 101st day of school in style. Mrs. Banas' class had a 101 Dalmatians theme for the day. Each child was given the task to count out 101 items and glue them to a piece of paper. 101 marshmallows, cereal pieces, coins and more are lining our hallways. They also made Dalmatian hats and colored in 101 circles for spots. Finally, Mrs. Banas created an "I Spy" jar containing 101 items to search and find. What a fun way to celebrate the 101st day of the school year.