Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party

Happy Halloween!  Today we had a wonderful party planned by Mrs. O'Gara, Mrs. Raaths, and Mrs. Love-Jackson.  The kids had so much fun.  Here are some pictures of what we did.

Eating the cupcakes we decorated!


The eyeball bounce game.


Find the eyeballs!


Halloween word scramble.


Mummy Making Contest!


Another mummy in the making!

We had a great party!  Thanks to all who helped make it a success.  Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Welcome back!  What a beautiful Monday!  Today we began our MAP testing.  We did the math assessment today.  The students did a wonderful job and were so quiet and respectful while others we finishing their tests.  Our next scheduled time to take a MAP test is next Thursday, November 3rd.  We will be taking the reading section on this day.  Remember, we have a short week this week with no school on Thursday and Friday.  Enjoy this short break!
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blessing our Rosaries

Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to make our very own rosaries.  We had volunteers from the Our Lady Queen of Peace Rosary Group here to teach us how to make rosaries.  It was a great time.  They even showed us some really cool rosaries, one was even made out of bowling balls!  Today Father John came to our classroom to bless our rosaries.  This was a very special prayer service for us.  We now have our very own rosaries made by us!  Enjoy your evening.  Try to stay warm!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Blessing of the Statue

Today we had the wonderful opportunity to attend a prayer service blessing our new statue of Mary.  The whole school gathered outside, in front of the school (and some in the street!), to watch the blessing of the statue by Monsignor and Father.  Below are a few pictures from the prayer service.  It was very exciting to be a part of this history of the school.  Speaking of history, did you know that yesterday was the 119th birthday of Sacred Hearts School?  Isn't it great to be a part of a school with so much history and tradition!  Enjoy your evening and try to stay dry!


Room 109 waiting for the prayer service to begin.


Monsignor and Father leading the service.


The blessing of the statue, Mary.

Have a great night!


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Praise the Lord, we are done testing!

As of today, we have completed our testing for the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.  Thank goodness, now we can get back to the fun stuff!  In English, we learned about where our new pen pals were from and started writing a rough draft of the letter we will send to them later this week.  Ask your student to tell you what state our pen pals live in.  In Science, we have begun a unit on sound and light.  Yesterday, we did a "walk-around" to show what we already know about sound and light.  This week's spelling is a bit different than the unit in the book.  This week students were given a word list and a list of activities to complete using their words.  These activities are due on Friday.  Have a wonderful night!  Enjoy the weather while it lasts.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Month Flew By...

I cannot believe that we are already into our second month of school.  Time has gone by sooo fast, and I apologize for not updating our website as often as I should.  I'll try better this month!  Well, here we are in the first week of October.  With the month of October comes colder weather, wait, strike that.  The weather this week has been beautiful!  I, for one, am LOVING this weather!  Currently, we are immersed in our Iowa Tests.  We will be testing everyday this week and hope to finish up next Monday.  You should also be expecting progress reports to be coming home next Monday.  This will show you to date how your child is doing in school.  Remember you can also access your child's grades through Churchwerks.  If, as always, you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email.  Enjoy the beautiful weather!
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