This week has been great! The weather has been cooler, the students have been here in full force, lessons and activities have been centered around Thanksgiving and gratitude. The first graders had the task of disguising their turkeys, in hopes that they would be spared from Thanksgiving dinner!
I had the pleasure of spending time with third, fourth, and fifth graders this week, discussing what makes a positive community and creating classroom plans and action statements as to how each student can contribute to their classroom community in ways that make it stronger, more virtuous, and kind in every thought, word, and deed.
In the upper grades, students have been working on their Science Fair projects in preparation for the Science Fair on December 12th. Activities in other classes have involved literature circles, group work and small group discussions, building upon the students' ability to communicate with a purpose with their peer groups.
The soccer team has begun practices with their first away game on November 30th.
Bellamy Beaver came to Epiphany to visit the primary grade students and to read to them with Dr. Higgins. Fr. Bob read aloud to second grade today, alongside his mother Mrs. Hoffman, via Zoom. Mrs. Hoffman is a retired Reading Specialist.
Both the landscaping and middle school outdoor exercise equipment projects are now completed. Everything looks fantastic!
As we wind down here in preparation for our Thanksgiving break which begins at noon on Monday for everyone, I want to wish you a very safe, happy, and family filled Thanksgiving.
When we get back we will begin the season of Advent.
Yours in Christ,
Rita M. Klenk