First Grade Fun! We have been off to a great start in First Grade! First Graders have been doing lessons and activities centered around the story in our reader, The Storm. The story is about a boy who is afraid during a thunderstorm. His grandpa comforts him during the storm. In Religion, we talked about how Jesus comforts us during our time of need and when we are scared. The students discussed how they can turn to Jesus through prayer to help them during a difficult time. In Science, the students worked with their lab partners in the Science Lab and did a rain cloud experiment! They used a pipet to drop blue dye in shaving cream, which was on top of a beaker filled with water. The shaving cream represented a cloud. When the “rain cloud” filled up, the blue dye came “raining” down. During this experiment the students observed gravity pulling the water droplets (dye) down from the clouds (shaving cream), just like when it rains or storms. The students really enjoyed this culminating activity that connected Literature and Science!
Spectacular Second Grade! Second grade is a special year for the students. They each embark on a spiritual journey with Jesus. The children prepare to meet Jesus in the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This is a wonderful time of growth in knowledge and participation in our faith. Students learn about the history of these sacraments and their importance in our day-to-day lives. In preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation we learn that Jesus’ command to love continues throughout our lifetime! It will be a series of successes and failures. One of the great joys of life is that when we fail to love, we can always trust in God’s mercy and forgiveness. As we begin our studies for the sacrament of Holy Eucharist, the students gain a deeper understanding of exactly what takes place during Mass, and what each part means. We have a special spiritual bond with our eighth grade prayer pals. We pray for and encourage each other as both classes prepare to receive special sacraments. Each month we meet with our prayer pals and the older students assist the younger students.