Music – Mrs. Barnick
The Kingsmen Choir will be singing at the 9 am IJP Mass this Sunday morning, January 27th. Please arrive by 8:30 am in the Church Hall wearing your white and black choir uniforms with black shoes. We will make a joyful noise to the Lord!
PreK – Mrs. Slawson
PreK 4 year olds have been enjoying winter indoors thus far with bringing the snow to play inside!!
We have put snow in our sand/water table with some measuring tools and arctic animals that we have been learning about through the story, “The Mitten”.
We also had a snowball fight in our room!! Students got crumpled up pieces of paper with letters and numbers on them. When the students heard, “Freeze”! they took their snowball, opened it up, and were able to tell me if they had a letter or number. Then they were to tell the class their catch! Needless to say the 4 year olds had a ball!!!
Kindergarten – Mrs. Swanson and Mrs.Wernicke
While we continue on our field trip to France, Kindergarten read Babar’s Guide to Paris today and baked our own chocolate filled croissants! We pretended we were in a French café! So much fun to cook and so yummy to eat! Ask a kindergartner if you would like the recipe.
1st Grade – Mrs. Murphy
First graders are learning about snowflakes this week. We read a non-fiction story, “Snowflake Bently”. We learned about a famous person named Wilson Bently who took photographs of snowflakes. We saw what an old fashioned camera looked like. We are also learning about symmetry. Snowflakes have symmetry and six sides. Each one is unique just like each one of us.
Students in grades 4-8 participated in the National Geographic GeoBee. Ten students were selected and represented their grade levels at a final competition held this past Friday. A finalist was chosen and will take a qualifying test in order to advance to the state level.
6-12 Grades – Ms. Yovich
On Friday, January 25, 2019, IJP School is hosting its 38th Annual Science Fair. The seventh-grade students have been hard at work since September (and some since May of 2018), and now that hard work has come to its exciting climax!
Students will present their poster boards and booklets to a panel of distinguished judges, some who have been coming here to IJP for over thirty years! The judges always look forward to seeing the students’ work and listening to their speeches.
For some students, the journey does not end here! Students who qualify will be offered the opportunity to attend the Regional Science Fair in March, and compete against students in grades 6-12. And if they do well at Regionals, they may be offered an invitation to the State Competition in May at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.
This event is such an exciting time for our seventh graders. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they move along through this endeavor.