Our students made this video to wish Father Sauer a happy birthday while he is in Rome. Thanks Fr. Lee for your help!
March has been a very busy month so far for the nursery class at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. We started off the month by doing an author study on Dr. Seuss’ and celebrating his birthday on March 2. We painted rainbows, made edible rainbows, made shamrock prints, graphed Lucky charms and made Green play dough for St. Patrick’s Day.
The nursery class has been learning about some of the miracles Jesus performed in preparation for Easter. During the season of Lent the nursery class is trying to “be humble” “be helpful” “be respectful” and “be grateful” as we learn about the beatitudes.
As we continue to fly through the 2017-2018 school year, the sixth grade would like to let you in on what we’ve been up to lately. In Science, we have been learning about the Kingdoms of life here on Earth. Learning more about how our animal, plant, and microscopic neighbors can allow us to become more familiar with the creatures, and plants God has blessed us with. In Social Studies, we have visited the roots of Western society in Ancient Greece, and Rome. Also, we have visited the Middle East and learned more about the desert and Islam. Learning about these influential cultures allows us to see where we have come from, and maybe get an idea where we as a civilization are going. Here at St. Mel’s we nourish the mind; and the soul as well. Our 6th grade continues its faith journey, learning about the roots of Christianity. We hope all of you are having as wonderful a 2018 as we are.
A Visit from Father Sauer!
Father Sauer made a surprise visit to the 8th grade class via Facetime. He spoke to the 8th graders about his trip so far, what he has been studying, and places he has traveled to; all with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Thanks for visiting us Father! We miss you!
The 7th graders at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy excel in the arts! They are currently enjoying their Arts in Residency Program in which they are learning about Shakespeare and are putting the final touches on their performances for their big debut on March 21st.
For Catholic Schools Week they worked on several different Art Projects for display and did a wonderful job. The classroom and hallways were filled with their awesome art work.
Pre-K C New
It has been an exciting start to 2018 here in Prek. We began our new unit on Light. Exploring the many sources of light, both natural and man-made. We also celebrated Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Dental Health, 100 Days in School and Lunar New Year. With each month, our students are learning, growing, discovering and building new friendships. They are learning to be little scientists, conducting experiments in our science learning center. They are learning to build and construct in our block area and in our writing center, they are writing letters and cards to their loved ones and learning to recognize and write their names and the names of their classmates. It is very exciting to see the transformation in our students as we head into the second half of the school year. Now that the students are fully acclimated to school, we begin to see them blossom. They are growing in several aspects not only physically but socially, emotionally and academically. We eagerly look forward to learning new things about the world, through our units of study but we also discover new things about ourselves and our classmates.
Both students and alumni took part in the first youth paint night on Friday February 16th. Everyone enjoyed a good time put on by Pinot Palette and their inner artist came out. Thank you to the Parent Academy Association for organizing such a wonderful event. All proceeds went to support the paint CAN Art Studio.
5th grade continues to thrive…. We have accomplished so much in these past couple of months. We did an enrichment lesson on Claude Monet and we learned the history of his life and art. Also we finished reading a Wrinkle in Time, and the 5th graders did an amazing job creating a Menu based on the book and diaramas. We have our 5th grade Zoo!!!! Students have created amazing zoo’s based on animal classification and the organism they belong to. We will be starting a Valentines Day STEM project this week. It’s an exciting time and we are accomplishing so much. I’m so proud of my 5th grade class!!!!
The fourth graders have been learning all about matter in science! They have learned the different forms and different properties of each type of matter- solid, liquid, and gas. For an experiment, they witnessed liquid becoming a solid while they made ice cream. The students enjoyed and were amazed to see the cream, sugar, and vanilla freeze so quickly. Science never tasted so good! Yum!