After Dr. Seuss week in March, Pre-K4 worked on not only sight words, but early math skills in measuring by reading his famous story, “The Foot Book.” We then traced our own feet and measured them with different objects around the room, including paper clips, pennies, and markers.
Pre-K4 learned all about weather in March. We studied different things that fall from the sky, including hail, snow, and rain before charting our favorite. We then worked on early literacy skills and learned about wacky things that may fall from the sky by reading Dr. Seuss’ “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”, a story in which a king decides he wants green goo to rain down on his kingdom. We made our own oobleck for science and used our senses to write what it looked, smelled and felt like.
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 3 have been doing volleyball striking activities with balloons. Individual and with a partner simulating playing volleyball. Activity enjoyed by all.
Fourth grade used their STEM knowledge to engineer ornament holders only using straws and tape.
Grade Three students visit Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. Students enjoyed viewing a play entitled Noel, A Brooklyn Christmas Story performed by Stages on the Sound.
Kindergarten students after reading Simon and Molly Plus Hester by Lisa Jahn-Clough completed a worksheet on problem and solution. This reinforced their understanding and depiction of the problem and solution that occurred in the story.
Student Council coordinated a Thanksgiving food drive. St. Helen Catholic Academy families donated all items to the Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village.
Grade Two students’ STEM activity included an investigation of balance and weights.
St. Helen Catholic Academy students explored the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Museum. They were encouraged to explore the museum work stations that appealed to their individual interests. Students in grades K-8 built an arch, programmed a robot, created 3D printing artifacts, and built mobile structures.
FDNY classroom and smokehouse visit to St. Helen Catholic Academy, September 12th and 13th.
St. Helen Catholic Academy students and community remember September 11th with a Mass and memorial ceremony at our dedication tree on Monday, September 11th.