Each day students at St. Anthony Catholic School grow and express their knowledge in unique ways, allowing each child to grow in confidence and understanding of the world in which they are a part.
The third grade students recently presented “Anansi: Adventures Through Africa” which highlighted folktales originating in the country of Ghana but also added their own “twist” to the stories. Inspired by visiting story teller, Mr. Bobby Norfolk; students applied the lessons learned from Mr. Norfolk and added their own “twist” to the traditional folktales about “Anansi the Spider” to create their unique stories which comprised their production. In addition, in an effort to connect with children of the same age in Africa, third grade students accepted donations to to benefit the Orphan Care Center in Botswana.
The students at St. Anthony Catholic School wasted no time getting right to work. With tests already graded and projects due, the students have had an opportunity to demonstrate their unique skills to their teachers and peers. This year promises to be successful with what we have seen already with the quality of work the children have demonstrated. Each week we hope to highlight some different curriculum topics or activities to help our parents understand what all we accomplish at St. Anthony and why we teach particular lessons and skills. We will focus on arts & technology integration, specialist instruction, special programs and guest speakers, and the everyday classroom environment. We want our parents and community members to become confident in communicating with others about the high standard of education your child receives here at St. Anthony.
5th & 6th Grade students are putting in overtime to get ready for their production on March 9,, 2012. Costume design, prop construction, and staging are in full swing in the Upper Elementary halls. The students are responsible for every aspect of the creation of Five Funny Fabulous Fairytales which promises to delight all!