September 18-September 22, 2023
In the elementary classroom, we work for pennies! Sometimes, when we come to school, we don’t feel like working, but we are learning that it pays to work hard. Through poetry and song, we are learning all about the different coins. Our favorite part is having the opportunity to spend our pennies at our classroom store. We have items for one cent up to twenty-five cents. As we shop for stickers, letters, cookies, or pieces of candy, we learn the value of our money. Although it can be disappointing if we don’t have enough money to buy what we want, we are learning the concept of saving our money. The best part is that it’s very easy to earn the pennies. All we have to do is show up, be kind, and do our best!
We had much fun in the intermediate room this week! We have been getting into our math and language arts routines, where the students focus on individualized skills in small groups or stations with teacher support and independent work. In religion, we got to make a sweet treat and a cool science experiment while learning about Noah’s Ark. We began to learn about telling time and reading clocks and will continue to work on this over the upcoming weeks. I am so proud of your students for continuing to push through and support each other in the classroom. I love seeing their new friendships form as they interact with each other and work together to solve problems!
Students continue to learn about the Native Americans and Pre-Columbian colonization in History. In ELA, we discussed the Jamestown settlement and read some literature by John Smith depicting the landscape and the early trades with the Powhatan tribe. Science emphasized the Industrial Revolution’s impact on the human population and, as a result, the overconsumption of natural resources.
Shout out to Lily Gilberg for continuous class participation and for encouraging her classmates! Lily helps promote a team environment in the classroom and has a positive attitude daily!
The highlight of our week was enjoying a beautiful day at Eckert’s in Illinois. We took a wagon ride to pick apples, shared ideas of what to make with our apples, and enjoyed an amazing picnic lunch outside. On our way back, we enjoyed singing, dancing, and connecting. It was a perfect day to pick apples, and it helped to teach us more about the environment we are learning about in our science class! Happy weekend!
ACADEMY OF ST. LOUIS CLUBS
Our first Drama Club Meeting was a success! Students got a sneak peek at the upcoming performance for this year’s Christmas Program, and we discussed the multiple components encompassing what Drama Club is all about.
Everyone agreed to the expected terms presented to them as “Professional Performers” by signing their very own contracts.
We had just enough time left in the day to practice a few rhythmic exercises.
Supporting Teachers and Reaching Students
STARS (ASTL Parent Association)
Join us for a fun family night of BinGLOW on Friday, September 29!
Please dress in glow in the dark clothes.
Join us in a fun evening of Glow in the Dark Bingo!
- Friday, September 29 – STARS BinGLOW Event (Details coming soon)
- Tuesday, October 3 – St. Joseph Manchester is hosting a relic of St. Jude
- Wednesday, October 4– Pet Blessing
- Wednesday, October 11– Parent Coffee
- Thursday, October 12– Bhavik Patel-Parent Resource Night via Zoom 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 18– Dr. John Bruno Presentation 7:00 p.m. Cafeteria
- Thursday, October 19– End of First Quarter
- Friday, October 20– Grandparents Day 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.