St. Mary’s Pinckney Elementary

The students of St. Mary Catholic School worked with a group of parishioners to help bring medicine and homemade dolls to children in the Dominican Republic. Students collected vitamins and over the counter medicines for children in a preschool called El Chivo. This preschool is supported by a non-profit group called Building Bridges of Hope in cooperation with a Dominican group led by Dr. Angel Valdez Bdo called FUMSIL. After a group of ladies from the parish sewed the dolls together, St.Mary students in grades eight, five and four gathered to stuff dolls that were sewn for the children of the El Chivo preschool. “Students worked together to stuff the dolls. They discovered that it was more

Use Your Imagination

In today's Use Your Imagination, imagine you had a Great Zoo Adventure! What friends would you meet? Where would you go? Write a story about the fun you would have! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Sports and Fitness

Roller Skating For Fun and Exercise Roller skating is a fun exercise, a great form of recreation and a sport that the whole family can do together! It’s a workout that also helps you improve your balance skills and burns calories at the same time! It is ben-eficial to improving muscle strength. Roller skates were invented in the 1760’s in London, England by a man named John Merlin. Monsieur Petitbled was the first to patent a roller skate in 1819 while in Paris, France. But James Plimpton invented a new type of roller skate. It was a four-wheeled skate (also called the quad skate) that was capable of turning. He founded the New York Roller Skat-ing Association to promote the sport. The

Science Fun!

How water changes the earth's surface? Almost 3/4’s of the Earth’s surface is covered by water! Water ex-ists on Earth as ice - a solid, as a liquid and as an invisible gas called water vapor. Water has the ability to change forms over and over again. Every living thing - plants, animals and people de-pend on water to live. Liquid water evaporates from our oceans, lakes and streams. As the water vapor rises (or evaporates) into the air, it cools. Water vapor then condenses back into liquid water when it falls back to the Earth. We call that precipitation. Some of the precipitation soaks into the soil. It becomes part of the groundwater. It may stay in the ground for hundreds of yea

Spotlight On Health

The Importance of Washing Your Hands Have you ever heard your parent’s say, “Did you wash your hands?” This is a very common question that most kids have heard and it is an extremely important question to ask. Hand-washing is a great way to prevent infection and stop the spread of germs. It’s a simple habit to learn. Sometimes you do it without thinking and sometimes, we’re in such a hurry that it’s forgotten. Not good... Do you realize that if you wash your hand properly, it helps you to avoid being sick? Let’s explore this a little further. Throughout the day, everyone accumulates germs on their hands from all types of surfaces like direct contact with people, contaminated surfaces,

All About Music

The Violin! Did you know music is important to learning? It’s true! Music helps you understand math, practice good manners (including patience!), and become a team player. It helps to develop physical skills, improve social skills and boost self-esteem! Have you ever thought about playing an instrument? What instrument do you think you’d like to play? How about the violin? It’s one of the most popular string instruments. Learn more about the violin in today’s All About Music! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #music

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with some brain exercises in today’s Puzzle Fun! Find the 12 differences in the two pictures, complete the maze to help the leprechaun find his gold, and unscramble the words under the puzzle! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Coloring Corner

In today's Coloring Corner, color the owl family and read the owl poems! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

Cooking Fun!

Bring your kids into the kitchen and have Cookin' Fun! Kids will love these simple and yummy recipes! This month try our Irish inspired recipes, including Irish Soda Bread, Magic Cupcakes and Leprechaun's Shake. Remember, always follow kitchen rules: 1. Always ask an adult if you can use the kitchen. 2. Have all the ingredients before you start. 3. Wash your hands before you touch food. 4. Wear an apron or towel to keep your clothes clean. 5. Always clean up when you are finished. Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

New Covenant Christian School

NCCS News Students and several grandparents from New Covenant Christian School met during December to construct bird feeders! Real wood, real nails and real hammers! Students used Math, Physics, Science and Cooperative Learning to complete the task. We took our time and followed the directions to make feeders for our feathered friends. Sometimes, we needed to “go back” and read the directions again. Other times we needed to problem solve to figure out what to do now? It was a delightful day of learning and fellowship! Thanks to our grandparents for making this an amazing project!

Travel With Us

Grand Duchy of Lexembourg Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world! It is a land-locked nation in Europe, bordering France, Germany, and Belgium. The total area is 2,586 square kilometers. The capital of Luxembourg is also called Luxembourg! The population is over 602,000 people. The currency of Luxembourg is the Euro. Luxembourg is part of the European Union. Other countries in the European Union are Germany, France, Italy, and many more. The government is a constitutional monarchy. Luxembourg is the only country in the world country to have a sovereign Grand Duchy. Luxembourg has an oceanic climate. There is lots of rain in the late summer. Public school in Luxembou

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural celebration that happens annually on March 17 to honor the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. While it is a national holiday in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has also become a popular holiday in the United States. Most people, whether they are Irish or not, wear green on this day. One of the Irish traditions is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day! Corned beef and cabbage are traditional Irish foods often eaten today. The shamrock, also associated with St. Patrick’s Day, is worn by many Irish people as a badge on the lapel. Three is Ireland’s magic number and the three petals that make up the shamrock ar

Mr. President

Our fourth president, James Madison Jr. was born in Port Conway, Virginia on March 16, 1751. He was the oldest of 12 children born to Colonel James Madison Sr. and Eleanor Rose “Nellie” Conway. They owned a tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia and were slave owners. He spent most of his childhood years on the plantation and was raised in the Church of England, the state religion. Madison attended the College of New Jersey, which later became Princeton University. While he was there, he finished his four year course in two years. His area of study was history, government and was well read in law. He studied for another year with the college’s president, John Witherspoon and then grad

Use Your Imagination

Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow! People from all over the world celebrate on March 17th in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day was first publicly celebrated in Boston in 1737 where there was a large population of Irish immigrants. Nearly 200 years later, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Irish Free State was held in Dublin in 1931. Throughout the years, this celebration has evolved to become a celebration of Irish heritage. Along with legendary shamrocks, many symbols were included in festivities that are reflective of Ireland’s folklore, culture and national identity - leprechauns, ethnic foods, shamrocks, wearing green...even finding a pot of g

Math Adventures

In today's Math Adventures, have fun with secret code riddles! Solve the riddles by finishing each addition or subtraction problem and write the letter from the code boxes that correspond to your answer. Then, write that answer in the area provided to solve the riddle. Have fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #math

All About Books

Looking for a good book? Check this month's book recommendations from the librarians at the Kent District Library. Have a great day! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Holy Spirit School

Motor Moms Holy Spirit Catholic Church and School celebrated an eventful Catholic Schools Week (January 26 - February 1st). Students were happy to step in as greeters, ushers, lecturers, altar servers and sing in the choir at Sunday’s all school Mass. We came together to support our community and collected diapers for The Pregnancy Help Clinic. We acknowledged our faculty, staff and volunteers by presenting them with various goodies and personalized notes of gratitude. Our families continued to celebrate by showing support of our nation by putting together care packages for our troops. Students were motivated and inspired to seek God to show the way to God's service with a special visit fro

What I Want To Be

I Want To Be A Psychologist! If you have a cold or a broken leg, you go to the doctor for some help to feel better. Well, sometimes people (kids and adults) have a problem that can’t be seen as easily. When people have problems or trouble with emotions, sometimes they see a psychologist. They are experts in the ways people think, feel and act. Psychologists help people understand feelings, take care of problems and cope with difficult situations. Their job is to help people do better and feel better. Psychologists do their work mainly by listening to and talking with people. Psychology involves the study of the mind. Experts who specialize in various forms of psychology are known as ps

Let's Make It!

Cheery-O Bubble Art! Winter is a wonderful time. It is so fun to play in the snow, go ice skating, make snowmen and drink hot chocolate. But sometimes, the weather is too cold to play outside. Next time you find yourself looking for something to do inside, try creating some art! Creating pictures with bright colors can make a dreary, cold day a little more cheerful. Try making bubble art to have some fun. Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Science Fun!

What Is Metamorphosis? Metamorphosis is a Greek word that means transformation or change in shape. Metamorphosis is the series of developmental stages insects go through to become adults. Butterflies and moths have four stages of life: the egg, the larva (the caterpillar stage), the pupa (the chrysalis phase) and the adult. They undergo a complete metamorphosis. The first stage of the life cycle is the egg. The small butterfly eggs are laid on plants by the adult female butterfly. They are usually laid on the underside of leaves that are edible by butterflies. These plants become the food for the hatching cater-pillars. They can be laid in the spring, summer or fall depending on the species

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