A paper invitation will go home with your child this week! We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Posted by Mrs. O'Brien at 9:56 PM
Monday, February 6, 2012
The 1st and 2nd grade ACES have begun science demonstrations! Each week a new student will be sharing a science activity with the group. The ACES have been doing a wonderful job and we're learning so much!
Enjoy the demonstration we enjoyed today - "Vinegar Volcano"! It wouldn't upload in one part so it's broken into three parts.
Posted by Mrs. O'Brien at 9:28 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The St. Ambrose's ACES haven't fallen off the face of the earth! We have been busy working on lots of new projects during this 2011-2012 school year. The biggest project we have tackled this year is Jr. First Lego League and First Lego League! It has been an exciting learning opportunity for both the students and myself. Enjoy a few pictures and check back soon for more information about what we've been working on in our classroom!
Posted by Mrs. O'Brien at 9:20 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Now that school is out for summer break, I plan to catch up on all the exciting things that happened in ACES during the 4th quarter of the school year. It gets crazy with assessments schedules, spring break, etc.
I wanted to take a chance to recognize a few very dedicated 2nd grade ACES. These students worked diligently on their Saintly Scholar's Challenges throughout the year.
This little girl learned ALL 50 states and capitals and recited them to me in a matter of minutes. She also learned all the presidents of the United States in order - ten presidents at a time. Can you say AMAZING!!!!
*The numbers on their trophies don't necessarily show the final number of challenges that were completed by these ACES. These pictures were taken a month or so before the last day of school!
Posted by Mrs. O'Brien at 9:49 PM
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Dr. Kannarr visited the 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade ACES for a cow's eye dissection!
First up were the 5th/6th graders. When planning the dissection, Dr. Kannarr and I were going to be the ones actually working our way through the eyes and the ACES would be spectators. Well . . . Dr. Kannarr came with enough cow's eyes, gloves, trays, chewing gum, and blades for the students to work in pairs and do their own dissection. Such a great opportunity!
A few days later, Dr. Kannarr returned for round 2 with the 3rd/4th graders. We recruited the help of some of our 5th grade ACES to lead the younger students through their dissection. It was great to watch the 5th graders recall all they had learned from Dr. Kannarr! I think we just may have some future opthamologists or surgeons in our midst!
Click HERE to link to a site that we used to prepare in advance of the dissection. It has lots of great information and I'm sure your super scientist would love to tell you all about the parts of the cow's eye!
ThAnK yOu DR. KANNARR for this fantastic learning opportunity!
Posted by Mrs. O'Brien at 9:04 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
During December, the 1st and 2nd grade ACES participated in a Holiday Card Exchange hosted by Jen Wagner here. I registered our group and we received the names and addresses of 24 classrooms in the United States and Canada. The theme this year was GiNgErBrEaD mEn! So . . . we made these cute cards to send.
The idea came from Family Fun Magazine. We used colored dots and reinforcement circles to decorate our houses. We wrote messages inside the houses and added gingerbread boys and girls. We also had an information sheet to complete about our school and town. The ACES were proud of their creations!
The students were each assigned to a classroom. I made a map of the United States and we found all the towns and cities using Google Earth. Everyone added a star with their name and we waited for the cards to arrive.
Posted by Mrs. O'Brien at 8:15 PM