Students in the1st grade eagerly jumped into the world of robotics with the Dash Robots from Wonder Workshop. For the first challenge, the children worked collaboratively with a partner to design and build a Lego plow attachment for their robot so obstacles could be removed from its path. Once groups were done with their initial construction, it was time to test. Many groups found out that they needed to rethink their design and make adjustments to be successful.
The children are looking forward to their next challenge which includes “Block Coding.” Coding and robotics investigations engage students in multi-sensory activities, which foster opportunities for communication, collaboration, problem solving and creative expression across the curriculum.
The TK class enjoyed having Mystery Readers for Read Across America!! The students were surprised when their parents came in to the class with their favorite Dr. Seuss Book!! The children participated in various activities during the month of March to honor this famous author and develop their love of reading!!
St. Patrick's Day begins with an Awesome Performance ~ The Wick-Hegarty School of Irish Dance, Thank You!
The TK has been busy learning about winter and climate. The students practiced fine motor skills by punching holes with the hole puncher and cutting out snowflakes. The hole puncher dots were used to decorate snowflakes. The students did a great job retelling stories with the flannel board, and practiced writing new words and learning vocabulary on the whiteboards. Learning is Fun in TK!
We are enjoying Kindergarten very much! We have been very busy. We are so excited and feeling very proud that we are now reading. We are writing descriptive sentences in our Writing Journals. In Math we learned about Position Words, counting from 1-20 and what number comes before, between and after a given number. We are presently learning about two digit numbers understanding how many tens and ones are in a two digit number and we will soon start addition and subtraction. in Science we are learning about hibernation, migration, and adaptation. We will do a S.T.E.M. Project on making a Bear Den using the materials provided. In December we were very busy Engineers! We worked with a partner and we created a plan to make a Gingerbread House and then took our plan and created our Gingerbread House. It was fun to see all the different Gingerbread Houses we made! We had alot of fun!
“I like SMP because we have after school activities like cheerleading and sign language club.”
The cheer team consists of enthusiastic, fun, hardworking athletes whose mission is to represent St. Mary’s Prep with their energetic spirit and dedication. The cheerleaders perform at the pep rally and ten basketball games throughout the season.
"I love doing ART in school.”
The Art Program at SMP provides students with opportunities to experience different art techniques and skills. Problem solving skills are developed through creative thinking. Students also develop a knowledge of art appreciation which will help them to see parallels between themselves and past and present cultures.