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July15The Teen Shakespeare Intensive camp presents William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Christina Johnston is the director, and Chelsea Boergesson is the assistant director. Design by Patrick Grimes.
The performances will take place in the Hill House Arts and Athletics Center on the St. Michael’s Country Day School campus at 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport. For more in- formation, call 401-849-5970 x 411.

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The curtain will rise on a production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm. Christina Johnston is the director, and Jessica Reeg is the assistant director. Design by Patrick Grimes. Choreography by Nicole Chagnon.  The performances will take place in the Hill House Arts and Athletics Center on the St. Michael’s Country Day School campus at 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport. For more in- formation, call 401-849-5970 x 411.

 

IMG_6758-e1496679538861Congratulations to our Early Childhood graduates! Kindergarten students each shared something they loved about this past year and will surely take these memories on to 1st grade, where they will join the other lower school students in the Mason House. Prekindergarten students sang songs and stood before their families and friends, who were so excited to see them take the next step towards kindergarten. Congratulations to our students and a special THANK YOU to our teachers, who make it all possible.

 

DSC_0060-1080x675During the month of May, the first grade students learned about six animal groups: birds, reptiles, fish, insects, amphibians and mammals. After learning about each group’s unique characteristics, predators and habitats, the information they learned gave the children background knowledge on how to look for facts about their mammal. The children went through a beginning research process.

First they chose a mammal, then found the book in the library. They used the table of contents and index to locate information including: appearance, habitat, family, predators, diet, and other interesting facts about their animal. The students learned to rewrite the facts into their own words. They went through the editing process, then put their information into a report. The children also used some websites to gather additional facts.

The final project included a clay puppet they each made in art class, a poster of images and maps, and created a puppet show that showed each child’s knowledge of their mammal. They loved sharing their research findings with their parents and students in the Lower School.

 

Kindergarten is studying the pond habitat and life cycle of a frog. This week we traveled to Fessor’s Pond in Bristol to experience the habitat and search for creatures. We were hosted once again this year by Shawen Williams whose children graduated from St. Michael’s and are now both in college. The children got a quick lesson in net dipping and then got right down to work. They scooped up muck and hunted through it looking for the animals we had learned about in class. There were squeals of delight as we uncovered snails, dragonfly larvae, cadis fly nymphs, and two humongous tadpoles! The loudest cheer of all came though when we found a baby turtle (thanks to Henry’s dad who scooped it up!). We brought the creatures back to our classroom to observe for a couple of weeks and then we will return them to their pond home. It was a great day for students, teachers, and the parents who joined us!​

 

Test on Friday. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division of Decimals.

For Thursday, make sure you have completed page 31 in your workbook and IXL on multiplication of decimals

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