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Junior Science Olympiad

We have been busy in Junior Science Olympiad this year. Below are a few of the activities we have done. There are only 3 meetings left before the end of the school year!

In October, we were detectives and used all five senses to discover the identity of the hidden items.

In December, we made fake snow! The students enjoyed the cool texture of the baking soda and shampoo mixture.

We often use food in our experiments. In this one we hypothesized about what would happen to candy canes in four different liquids: water, water and baking soda, salt water, and vinegar.

In January, the first and second graders had fun with the longest paper chain challenge. The challenge required teamwork and compromise. We were very thankful for the fifth graders who came to help us!

We also learned about gravity and how finding the center of gravity allows an object to balance. Here we balanced a popsicle stick on a dowel rod using a pipe cleaner and clothespin.

There were many more activities I was not able to photograph because I get as involved in the experiments as the students do! I really enjoy the opportunity to help the students learn more about our amazing world through science and I learn just as much as they do.

Calendar of Events

March 20-24th:

  • Spring Break

March 27th:

  • School resumes

March 29th:

  • Wildcat Wednesday

April 3rd-7th:

  • IOWA Testing

April 8th:

  • SJV Wildcat 5K

Lenten Pretzels for Sale

Lenten Pretzels

Pretzels are traditional Lenten food because they don’t contain any of the ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. In the Middle Ages, pretzels were the food of the poor during Lent; now they’re a popular food. Their shape reminds us of praying arms. In fact, the word pretzel comes from a Latin word meaning folded arms.

Third grade will be incorporating this Lenten practice into our classroom. The students will be making pretzels to sell to students during snack time.

What: Third Grade is selling Pretzels

When: March 15, 2017

Where: SJV

How Much: $0.50/pretzel or 3/$1.00

Proceeds: Catholic Charities Refugee Program

For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’…

 

Peter Pan, the “Almost” Musical

Just want to give a big shout out to my first graders to BREAK A LEG in tonight’s show!

I know you will be awesome, and I can’t wait to see you perform!

  • Miller Campbell as… Captain Hook’s Pirate
  • Alexis Cook as…Brave Oak
  • Sophia Gentry as…Brave Pine
  • Bax Hill as…A Lost Boy
  • Camilla Rausch as…Brave Shrub
  • Jonah Zimmerman as…John Darling

I am so very proud of all of you, and I know the talent God gave you will shine brighter than a spotlight!

Indoor Recess

With unpredictable weather, recess can be a challenge.  SJV students in 1st-4th grade got grooving and moving  with GoNoodle!