The first-graders at Eisenhower led the all-school morning meeting for the month of April. April's theme was safety. Students in the first grade focused on how to be safe in the following school areas: hallway, playground, classroom, restroom and lunchroom. They also included how to be safe in the Wauwatosa community. The staff at Eisenhower is excited to see students demonstrating safe behavior.
The senior kindergartners at Jefferson Elementary had an amazing field trip to the Wauwatosa West High School Planetarium. Students enjoyed learning about the night sky while watching the program, “One World, One Sky.” Big Bird and Elmo taught the children about the sun, the moon and constellations. The children thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.
Second grade is working on informational writing. They pick a topic they know a lot about and break it up into sub-topics. The sub-topics will inform the reader with more specific information related to the topic. After they finish their writing, we will have a writing celebration.
In physical education, the third- through fifth-graders will be learning the skills used to play speedball, an exciting game that combines football, basketball and soccer. The K5 through second-graders will continue working on their throwing, kicking and catching to progress into more organized activities to finish the school year.
Our Redeemer Lutheran
Approximately 75 Our Redeemer Middle School students participated in a special morning recounting Jesus' journey to the cross and His glorious resurrection three days later. The normal class schedule was abandoned for this unique experience. "Family" groups of sixth- through eighth-grade students traveled to five different places for interactive activities, ranging from crafts to quiz show-style games to activities integrating math and science. Through this special opportunity, the centrality of the hope we have through Jesus' resurrection was emphasized for our students.
Second Semester Roosevelt's fifth-graders have been rehearsing ballroom dance with teachers from DanceWorks, preparing to compete in May. Earlier in the year many of our fifth-grade students also learned tap steps. They will be showcasing their ballroom and tap dance moves at Cranky Al's Wednesday, April 26. Community members are welcome to behold the talents of our fifth-grade dancers from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizza will be available for purchase to help support this amazing program.
St. Joseph Catholic
Recently our first, second and third-graders participated in the annual Fractions in Action Day. Students spent the day experiencing the many ways fractions are integrated into our daily lives. The day included special art projects, games, scavenger hunts, cooking and even music lessons. Both students and volunteers enjoyed a day filled with creative learning opportunities focused on “Fractions in Action.”
Students at Underwood Elementary School are currently participating in an all-school PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) poster contest. All interested students have been provided with the same size and color poster paper along with the printed words “Safe, Respectful and Responsible,” but the rest of the creativity is up to them. In an attempt to reinforce a positive school environment during the home stretch of the school year, teachers and staff have encouraged students to continue their practices of establishing a positive school culture by building on existing strengths and working together towards common goals. The posters created will decorate the halls and common areas of Underwood, while emphasizing and celebrating the importance of respect, responsibility and safety. The Underwood fireflies call this "The Underwood Way to Glow."
WSTEM fourth- and fifth-graders have been working hard with students at the Medical College of Wisconsin. They have been working on science projects with them and have finally completed their projects. Both Wilson and WSTEM students and families were invited to view their science fair presentations throughout the school day. Every student did a great job; can't wait to see what they come up with next year.
The fourth grade Junior Girl Scouts are making "Busy Bags" for Children's Hospital. Some examples of what to donate are new crayons, coloring books, playing cards and stickers. For a complete list of acceptable items, check out the sheets outside of the office at Wilson/WSTEM. Please turn in all donations to the office by May 19. All items must be new and still in original, unopened packaging. Thanks for your help to this great cause.