2013-14 Classroom Memories
Making new friends
Music with Ms. Sager
Fishing off the climber
Bringing snack for everyone
Star of the Week crowns and Line Leader
Art time every class
Recess time with the kindergarteners
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Ms. Kramer giving us snack
Lots of field trips
Westside Baby service project with the 3rd graders
Learning so many new things
Art Class with Mrs.Belia
The Seed to Plant play
Mr. George’s visits
Library reading buddies
Letter/Sound of the Week
Family Groups and our 8th grade buddies!
Getting ready for Kindergarten
The 8th grade play -Cinderella
Blitz and the Jog-a-Thon
Working in small groups
We love Kindergarten! Especially playing in the house area, building tall structures with the blocks, math games, EDC, quiet reading time, making paper in science, and marble play.
Our favorite stations were float and sink, ramps and marbles, iPads and computers, measuring our body parts, icky insects, our Mama Mary book, puzzles, and unfinished folder work, the pumpkin patch, the low tide field trip, the Jog-A-Thon, collecting trash around the campus for our Stewardship project, and celebrating Mr. George’s Birthday. Drawing dinosaurs and elephants, learning Spanish, and making ABC books all added to the exciting of the year.
First Grade Memories:
Religion: Making cards for the residents at Mt. St. Vincent, doing Promise Weekly activities, hearing readings from the bible, making “Welcome Jesus signs and prayer rugs, doing the Stations of the Cross project, learning about Jesus’ life and about God, playing games, and reading our religion books.
Reading Groups: Learning new words and tapping out syllables in words, learning to read, reading stories, especially detectives stories and Tucker’s story and learning about volcanoes and anacondas.
Writing: doing the alphabet songs and writing books, especially poetry books, mom stories, “If Dad was Super Hero!” and the important incident story.
Math: Problem solving and word problems, adding and subtracting and doing quick recall, ordering numbers least to greatest, creating “big” numbers, telling time, measuring, counting money, studying shapes, symmetry, and fractions, calendar math time and taking tests.
Science: Doing experiments! Flying parachutes and balloons, learning about all the lifecycles, studying insects, hatching butterflies, and holding mealworms, raising and releasing the salmon, learning how to help the salmon, and doing the salmon chant.
Art: making winter trees, salmon, portfolio covers, seascapes, aboriginal artwork, didgeridoos, and stained glass crosses, and learning how to draw things like elephants. It’s all fun!
Spanish: Playing the hot-potato game and performing the play and learning how speak Spanish.
Library: Checking out books and learning how to find books.
PE: Running, practicing for field day, learning new games like Tunnel Tag and kickball, and playing games like Four Corners, Line Tag, and 54
Music: Learning new songs and doing concerts!
Centers: We love free choice!
Field trips: Going to the blacklight puppet show, S.C.U.B.A., seeing the salmon spawn in the fall and then releasing the salmon in the spring.
Doing the auction project!
Family groups and family meetings! We loved making scarecrows!
Having 6th grade buddies and doing the Nativity scenes with them.
Having a new teacher!
First grade was fun!
Having a new teacher!
First grade was fun!
Second Grade Memories:
We have so many fun memories from 2nd grade! Our favorites include:
- Practicing for & Receiving First Communion & First Reconciliation
- Learning about:
- Plants – planting lima beans, field trips to the arboretum
- Japan – writing our names in Japanese characters, visiting Kubota Garden
- South America – South America projects & presentations, going to the Zoo
- Solids & Liquids
- Bees – having Mr. Gary visit & painting the beehive
- Math – using lines & boxes for regrouping
- Making First Communion Banners
- Cleaning the Church and praying & learning in the Small Chapel
- Getting to see inside the Tabernacle
- Making rosaries for the 8th graders
- All of the classes we had – Art with Mrs. Bellia, Music with Ms. Sager (Winter & Spring concerts), Library (checking out books), Spanish with Sra. Blanca, Heidi Time
- Going to Stations of the Cross on Good Friday (with the 5th graders)
- Having the 5th graders learn with us when Ms. Hobbs was stuck in New York
- Writing Small Moment stories & Haiku Poems; making our own books
- Catholic Schools Week — Pajama Day, Special Person’s Day Mass
- Reading Information Texts and Chapter Books together
- Going outside to read in the park
- WOW squares & Party
- Watching our friends in Plays – Sound of Music, 8th grade play, & the 4th & 7th grade Spanish plays
- Special events, such as: Jog-a-thon, Field Day, Talent Show, Halloween Carnival, Jump-Up Day, Free Dress days, 8th grade/Teacher volleyball game, having Blitz visit
- Using iPads for learning – making collages, practicing math & spelling, making movie trailers
- School Masses
- Making Creation circle
- Playing with our friends & having lots of fun!
Third Grade Memories:
- Saint project
- Classroom auctions
- Ms. Savio playing with us at recess
- Playing kickball at Field Day
- Watching Kid Snippets
- Earning SAVIO BUCKS
- Ms. Savio – She’s awesome!
- Going on trips to Africa (Storypath), China, Seattle, Scandinavia
- Pike Place Market field trip and seeing Rachel, the piggybank.
- Listening to stories about Logan, Bella, and Gabi (FaceTiming Gabi on her birthday)
- Crayfish and bess beetles
- Ms. Savio celebrating her birthday with us
- Water rockets
- Father Jack blessing our uniform rug
- Mystery Readers
- Mustache Thursdays
- iPads – iMovies, educreations
- Special Person’s Day
- WestSide Baby with PreK buddies
- Playing hangman with Ms. Savio
- Playing Poison Dart Frog, Quack Dilioso & Chief
- Reading Matilda, Thunder Cave, James and the Giant Peach, & Timmy Failure
Fourth Grade Memories:
Going West on the Oregon Trail, typing, Measurement Unit, studying the fur trade, bowling with Ms. Ramos and Fr. Jack, publishing personal narratives, Halloween Carnival, Veteran’s Day, Magnetism and Electricity, Washington State Map Project with our families, Oral Presentations, Spring Concert, Talent Show, Jog-a-thon, Field Day, Parties, Speeches, Pirates of Grammar Island, Lent, Veteran’s Essay Contest, Special Person’s Day, Time for Kids, Seahawks Parade Day, Learning Dead Monkeys Smell Bad, Winter Concert, Fr. Jack’s 40thanniversary, Student vs. Teachers’ Volleyball Game, Wonderful Wednesdays, Picture Day, Fabulous Fridays, poster making, Thrilling Thursdays, Terrific Tuesdays, Marvelous Mondays, Eighth Grade Play, Spanish Play, Problem Solving Fridays, Spelling Tests, Weekly Quizzes, the day when Blitz came, Sound of Music, Santa Pictures, Beanie Baby Drive, Pink and Say Play, Anti Bullying Assembly, Auction Project, Frontier House, Open House, Bingo Night, Chorus
Fifth Grade Memories:
The Over 65 Dinners
Board Games with Ms. Heidi
Learning about the Human Body
Band with Ms. McKamey and the Band Festival
The field trip to the Science Center
iPads, in particular iPad projects on Keynote and iMovie
Making boats in science during the variables unit
Literature and literature circles
State Reports and Colony reports
Singing “Frozen” in class
Tickets and drawings
Seahawks parade day at school
Recess – 4 and 8 square and football
Sixth Grade Memories:
- Playing cards during class picnics and recess
- Camp Hamilton, Noah’s wave, Sean and the 49ers, Red Hoodie, new friends, yelling across the big puddle, canoeing, Kell-coon, flashlight wars, sleeping in the cubbies, singing T-Swift, saying Cock-a-doodle-doo in cabins, capture the flag, Mr. Franck’s friend rock on the canoe, Corrigan, TN nicknames, the awesome TNs.
- Snowshoeing, building a snow fort, snowball fight
- Mr. Franck’s stories about childhood, pet cats, 6th grade almost girlfriend, and everything tasting like chicken
- Science class: bird mating dances; head bob, not the sneak attack; looking at spit under a microscope, are you a super taster?, killing the guppies (oops!)
- 5/6 grade baseball championship, track state finalists
- What do you want? and What do you call sleepovers these days?
- “Oh hi Mark”
- Interpretive and nae-nae dancing
- Repatreasurer, headbands, pony-tails, paper New York,
- Spanish Class: interesting conversations
- Singing “Friday” on Fridays
- Silly human tricks and breaking the teacher
- Raising and releasing salmon, first grade buddies, watching the Salmon Chant
Seventh Grade Memories:
All the New things:
- Speech Class
- Class Economy
All the Leadership opportunities:
- Stations of the Cross
- Field Day (and the water-balloon fight)
- Family Groups
All the ways we helped:
- Angelines’ homeless center service
- Winning the penny drive!
- Almost winning several others
All the ways we grew:
- Cultural Beginning oral presentations
- Writing, and writing, and more writing
- Dissecting cow eyeballs
- Exploring literature: Romeo and Juliet, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and The Hobbit
- Exponents and pre-algebra
And all the fun:
- Superbowl celebrations
- Baseball Champions
- Band Festival
- Acting games
- Spirit days
- Hex-bug battles
- The Taco truck
- Soccer with Mr. Franck
- Our inside jokes: ‘Motif’, Din Thai Fung song, Super E, Chicken-pops, Muzzy, T.P lesson
Eighth Grade Memories:
Fun we’ve had: bursting into song and dance randomly; laying on the field with our heads together with a rainbow; extra recess football with Franck and Santos; Mr. Santos dancing to One Direction (no one will ever see the video! Wait… there is no video.); karaoke lunches and the cotton-eyed Joe Dance; all our field trips, including dim sum, the Cathedral, snowshoeing with Mr. Franck and the US Courthouse.
Stuff we’ve learned: the best History of Christianity documentary ever!; the sentence clause showdown with Billy the killer gardener, err, Kindergartener; servant leadership through the Juan Diego Project (and the ensuing pizza and ice cream party); good advice from Mrs. Hieger; Mrs. Sutton typing on our computers; and Cinderella with Ms. Sager!