Last Thursday many St. Anthony students ventured out to learn off campus! All students in grades 1st – 6th headed outside the walls of this beautiful school taking various field trips including beyond the city limits to Vicksburg and even to New Orleans! Our students reviewed their African & Rainforest unit by enjoying a private showing of Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee; became environmentalists at the MS Petrified Forest & Canton Recycling Center; got up close & personal with our state’s wonderful history at Vicksburg’s museums; and explored every habitat known to animals at the Audubon Institute & Aquarium of the America’s. Students, teachers, and parents enjoyed putting their learning in action throughout our great land!
St. Anthony Catholic School first grade students are continuing their unit on growth and life cycles. Now that they have raised silkworms and hatched chicks, these students are learning about how much they have grown in such a short period of time! Each student created a ”rice baby” signifying their exact length and weight when they were born as they study a unit on measurement. These students have been busy comparing and contrasting their findings from when they were born until now! The learning continues as students compare other personal features that make each child unique. The unit will conclude as each “baby” is baptized. This sacrament is part of a very special unit for first grade within their religion curriculum.
Students throughout PreKindergarten through 1st grade are getting a whole new “look” at Life Science. From hatching chickens to feeding silkworms from our own Mulberry trees and even exploring and releasing butterflies in the St. Anthony Garden, students have a deep understanding of the life cycle and developmental stages of many plants and animals. This time of year allows the teachers to immerse the students in their units while comparing their own growth and change to that of all God’s Creatures.