On Saturday, May 5th, the second graders received their First Holy Communion. What a joyous moment it was for each one, as they received the Holy Eucharist for the first time. The children worked beautifully and were well prepared to receive this beautiful sacrament. Congratulations 2nd grade! You make our parish and school very proud!
On Thursday May 10th the St. Mel’s community celebrated the Ascension of The Lord and the May Crowning. Our second graders wore their First Holy Communion Attire as they crowned both the Blessed Mother statue in the front of the church know as Our Lady of Smiles, and the beautiful Blessed Mother statue in the front of the school. May Mary our Blessed Mother provide us with intersession. Pray for us. Oh Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the angels, Queen of the May.
First grade has been busy learning about how to make graphs and charts in math to show information. They have been working with tally marks with their classmates to show information about a topic. In ELA first graders have been writing their opinions about their favorite seasons and giving reasons to support their opinion. We have also begun to talk about the different sacraments in Religion. First graders continue to work hard in Science and Social Studies by learning about weather, the water cycle and how to earn and save money.
Recently our 4th and 5th graders performed the “Are you squiding me?” Lab. Each student dissected a squid, learned the anatomy of the squid, and even wrote their name in squid ink! Hands on learning can spark a lifetime of curiosity. Thank you to Dorian Mecir for donating and leading the lab.
Spring is upon us and the children in Pre-K A are beginning to blossom like the flowers all around us. The students have been busy learning many different topics such as Transportation, the Seasons, Water and Plants. We even had a wonderful time learning about Safety with a visit from Officer Zimbardi. Along with improving our educational skills, we have also been working hard on developing our social and emotional ones as well. The class spent may joyous days here at St. Mel’s celebrating with our school. Some of the festivities included counting to the 100th. Day of School, learning about St. Patrick, and even taking a trip to the Chapel to learn about the Stations of the Cross with Father Lee. The children really enjoyed the festivities of Easter and the true blessing that it brings.
Pre-K B has been very busy preparing for spring and learning about plants! We have learned new words like botanist, terrarium and seedling. We investigated seeds and bulbs in our science center, visited the 9-11 Memorial Garden , opened our own flower shop in our dramatic play center and planted our very own vegetable garden! We will also study paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe as we finish up our unit. We are looking forward to the warmer weather so we can truly enjoy all the beautiful flowers of spring!
Students in grades 3, 5, and 7 put on their Arts in Residency performance on April 9th. In partnership with the Diocese, and Stages on the Sound, our students created a stop animation movie, an authentic reader’s theater, and a Shakespeare play. All students put on an amazing show and I am proud of the passion they put into their performance. Great work everyone!
May the joy of Christ’s Resurrection bring you much peace and comfort