During today’s homeroom class, grade 8 leadership students facilitated a lesson on kindness for their classmates. This lesson was adapted from the Second Step Character Education Program, adopted by St. Anne this year to provide Preschool through grade 8 students lessons that the school feels are important in creating a caring and supportive student community on campus.
Kindergarten students were hands-on this week learning the letter “C.” During the students’ language arts lesson, they are learning about Cass a character from the Superkids® Reading program, a core literacy curriculum built on scientific research that combines rigorous instruction with highly motivating materials to teach all aspects of reading. Cass loves to cook and she really loves carrots.
Ms. Slocum went “bananas” this week in the Early Child Development Center. ECDC students took part in a summer reading challenge to promote language and literacy development, just like the St. Anne Kindergarten through grade 8 students. Students turned in their reading logs to the librarian at the start of school and received a certificate and a chance to see Ms. Slocum “Go Bananas for Reading.”
To prepare for next week’s field studies trip to Catalina Island, grade 7 students in Mrs. Rivero’s life science class spent today seeing and touching different species of algae from local beaches. Students also identified baby crabs, baby shrimp, red and green polychaete worms, planarians (flat worms), baby snails and hermit crabs as they sifted through the different species of algae.
This Friday’s assembly recognized 15 outstanding St. Anne students as K-notable Knights. A part of the St. Anne community for the past 10 years, the K-notable Knights program encourages students to live out the Mission and Values on which St. Anne School was founded.