My Favorite Part of Race Day
Race Day is important so the school can get money. We cannot run out of money! ~ Declan M. 3rd
My favorite thing on Race Day was seeing Ramy. ~ Stanley B. 4K
My favorite part of Race Day was actually running! ~ Kate M. 6th
I loved the hot dogs! ~ Allie B. 4th
Spending time with my friends. ~ Ronan M. 1st
What I liked about Race Day was the ice cream and the music. I liked the music because it got me pumped up to run. ~ Blakely A. 3rd
My favorite part of race day was running with Mary! ~ Emmie R. Kindergarten
My favorite thing on Race Day was seeing my mommy. ~ Josie B. 4K
Running was my favorite because I reached my goal! ~ Allison E. 4th
The best part of race day was getting to be out of uniform. ~ Maggie W. 6th
Something I liked about Race Day was my mom and dad cheering for me. Something I will remember is the teachers clipping my card. ~ Hazel S. 3rd
It was exciting, and I loved seeing the RAM Mascot. ~ Hallie M. 8th
Running laps and raising money for the school. ~ Mark O. 1st
My favorite part of Race Day was running with my friends! ~ Rose V. 7th
My favorite part of Race this year was the D.J.! ~ Taylor P. 6th
I will remember Race Day because of the hot dogs and Oreo ice cream bars. They were sooooo good! ~ William R. 3rd
This was the most fun I have had in the gym EVER! I thought it was going to be boring, you know, but it was so much fun. I got many more laps than I would have outside. I liked the walk lane and the run lane. ~ Audrey E. 5th
When I was running and then my mom caught up and passed me. ~ Annie A. 1st
My favorite part of the day was having a picnic with my friends at lunch! ~ Aiden W. 3rd
Running to get the most hole punches was my favorite part of race day! ~ Easton G. Kindergarten
My favorite part of Race Day was walking and talking with my friends. ~ Hayden Z. 7th
On Race Day we had to run in the gym. It was different but I was okay with it and still had fun. After my class ran, I also got to run with my 7th grade buddy. I had fun at Race Day! ~ Amelia G. 3rd
My favorite thing on Race Day was suggesting music to the D.J.! ~ Matthew J. 4th
I liked eating with my mom at the picnic. I really liked the ice cream! I chose a purple popsicle! ~ Isa Q. Kindergarten
My favorite part of this year's Race Day was running with my friends. We loved singing to the songs while we ran ~ Genevieve G. 7th
I got to exercise with people I don't get to exercise with every day. ~ Faith B. 2nd
My favorite part of the day was eating ice cream! ~ Gavin B. 3rd
I had more fun running with Mr. Danny and my mom in the gym. ~ Dean D. 7th
My favorite part of race day was running and then getting ice cream. ~ Posey C. 1st
The DJ was good and the music was great! ~ Daniel H. 8th
My favorite part of race day was getting to do laps without walking! ~ Giovanni B. 2nd
My favorite part of the day was getting to be out of uniform! ~ Jackson T. 3rd
The best part of race day was eating lunch together in the gym. ~ Alice H. 6th
I ran so fast after the first lap, that I felt like I was the top of the world. I liked that they played the Mario Cart music. That really helped boost my energy. ~ Chase F. 5th
I liked running and Karlee's brother Paul was even running in front of me! I liked that my dad surprised me after the picnic because he was out of town! ~ Hadley J. Kindergarten
My favorite part of the day was competing for most laps! ~ Adrian E. 3rd
It was great and memorable! ~ Taylor L. 8th
My Favorite April Fool's Prank
For April Fool’s Day, I would drop a giant water balloon on my friend's car. The water balloon will be on top of a building. I would wait for him to pull into the spot. He will get out of his car, and then I would release the balloon. He would see the water balloon burst all over his car! ~ Grant
On April Fool’s Day, people like to prank other people, but my prank was to prank my dogs. I would make a fake squirrel filled with confetti and peanut butter. When one of my dogs, Sparky, notices it he will run at it full speed. My other dog, Daisy, will follow, and they will begin chomping on it, Confetti will explode in their faces. ~ Jack K.
On April 1, 2023, it is April Fool's Day. I have this elaborate plan made to trick my friends. I plan on doing this prank where I’m going to buy a huge teddy bear, big enough for me to fit in. I’m going to take all the stuffing out, and I'm going to get inside of it. After I get inside it, my friend will stuff the teddy bear as much as possible with the stuffing and zip it back up. When my friends walk in one by one, they will be surprised by the teddy bear. They will sit there waiting for me. All of a sudden, I, the bear, begin to move. One friend thought they saw me, the bear, This shocked all my friends. Then I got up and chased them. They were so surprised I had pulled this plan off. They said this was one of the best pranks ever. Happy April Fools. ~ Stratton
April Fool's Day is celebrated on April 1st each year. It is celebrated by playing pranks on other people. One epic April Fool's prank would be an unplanned game of hide and seek. The night before you write a note explaining the game of hide and seek. You then also hide in your planned place which will be hard for people to find you. In the morning, they wake up and see the note and not you. They will begin to look for you. You should also move around to different spots sneakily, so you are not easily found. Once they begin to get freaked out you jump out of your hiding place and yell, “April Fools!” ~ Maliyah
April 1st, also known as April Fool’s Day, is a day to play tricks and pranks. This prank may be a bit extreme but that's what makes it epic! To pull off this prank you need help from someone or a few people. Before you begin, make sure this person has tiles. The prank may take a while so make sure the person you are pranking is distracted for a bit. First, you’ll need to remove whoever's mattress you’re going to prank. Switch out the mattress for a kiddie swimming pool, making sure it's a similar size to his or her bed. Fill the kiddie pool with water but don't overfill it. Put back on the sheets and covers of the bed trying your best to make it look as it was before. I recommend taking a picture of the bed before just to be sure it looks right. Also, make sure that the person’s room has doesn't have anything in it that can be damaged by water to remove it. Once the prank is set, get the person in the room. When they jump on the bed, he or she will go into the pool instead. April Fools! ~ Sophiana
April Fool's Day is on April 1. One epic prank would be telling your sibling that they have school when it is a holiday. You need to tell them that they have school if they do not believe you, it's all a part of the plan. Then you go to an online paper like Google Docs and turn it into an email that looks like it came from the principal. Show them the email and if they STILL don't believe you, do one more step. Have someone act like they are the principal and call and tell them that there is school. That's an epic April fool's prank. ~ Gage
This April 1st I will attempt to scare my brother. First, I will change the alarm on my Amazon echo to wake him up. Next, I will grab my life-sized joker cardboard cutout. After that, I will make sure I have everything ready. Then, I will wait for the alarm to go off. Finally, the alarm will go off, and put the cardboard cutout beside his bed. It will be the first thing he sees, and I will scare my brother! This is my April Fool’s Day prank. ~ Calen
April Fool's Day is on April 1st. On that day people normally prank their mom, dad, siblings, friends, and family. One epic prank is the beach towel prank. This year I'm doing this prank while I am at the beach. I will be digging a big hole and putting a towel over it. When sister lies on the towel, she will fall into the hole. It will be very funny! ~ Alandria
I would start off the day by pranking someone by putting egg yolks into some orange juice and telling him to drink it. Another thing I would do is by making a metal whistle and put it on my Dad’s truck exhaust pipe making it go whistling down the road. The next thing I would do is put a string attached to the bathroom sink handle and when whoever went to wash their hand first would get covered in feathers and confetti. These are the pranks I would do on April Fool's Day. ~ Rush
One epic prank is having a big water balloon drop on you. I will be pranking my sister by getting her outside and dropping a water balloon on her. I found a balloon big enough to put water in it. After putting water in the balloon, I’ll place it down somewhere she won’t see it. I will be on the top of my deck. When she walks out, I will drop the balloon on her. April Fool’s!! ~ Kelly
Each year on April 1st, people do pranks. One epic prank is to put dye in gum. You could get a block of gum that is colored and put dye in it. I would bring the gum to school. Everyone loves gum. Ask people if they would like to try this new gum. When they start chewing it, their teeth will become the color of the dye! When they smile, all you will see is the color of the dye. It will stay on until it wears off ~ Bryant Luke
April Fool's Day is on April 1st and people prank their friends and family. This year I have an idea of the most epic prank ever. I’m going to use my old slime tools to make a bucket of slime. To make the slime I need glue and contact solution. Once I make the bucketful of slime, I'm going to put it at the top of the door. My brother always goes to the bathroom in the morning, so when he walks in, he will get splashed with slime. He’s going to shower the slime off so next, I’m going to fill his shampoo bottle with hair dye, specifically the color pink, a bright pink. He will have bright pink hair for a while. This prank will be my best! ~ Rylie
April 1st is one of the most widely celebrated unofficial holidays. One idea for an epic April Fool’s Day Prank would be bringing a fart machine to school. I would start playing it whenever the teacher started talking. I think this would be an epic prank to pull anywhere, but it would be the funniest at school.
April Fool’s ~ James R.
One student at Holy Rosary decided to pull a prank on April 1st, 2023. A student wanted to pull an epic prank, so he decided to put sticky notes in one of his teacher's rooms. He decided to put sticky notes all over her desk, so she could not even see them! Her desk and chair were covered. That was epic. He said, “April Fool’s”. ~ Dean
April 1st is April Fool’s Day. This April Fools I’m going to scare my little brother by wearing a mask, turning off the lights, and hiding behind the door. I’m going to call him and then hide. When he comes inside, he will be confused and doesn’t know where I am. I am going to jump out and scream his name in a scary way. After that, I’m going to chase him and say, “I’m going to take you with me.” I am going to have traps set up with pictures of scary creatures around the living room and my room. My mom will probably get mad at me for pranking my little brother. I think it will be the best prank I’ve done on my little brother, and I think it will be worth it. ~ Yasiel
April Fool’s Day is the first day of April. One epic prank would be to fake spray paint my Dad’s Mustang. First, I will buy some fake spray paint or car sticker paint. While my dad is at work, I will start spray painting my dad mustang. When My Dad got home, he went to the garage to see the mustang and then he saw the spray-painted mustang. He will be so mad until I tell him it was a prank. He would be mad at me, but he was happy his mustang was not destroyed. This would be an epic prank. ~ Hayden
My victim would be my brother, Emiliano. In the morning, I would wait until he left his room for breakfast so l could put a banana peel inside his room. After breakfast, I would run to my room to watch it happen. Emiliano would go into his room and slip on the banana peel. Furious, he would run into my room to get me and then run into some invisible tape. He would go into the supply closet to get some scissors, which will cause a bucket filled with water balloons to fall on him. He will get soaked and the floor will get slippery. He will slip and fall, and I will laugh so hard, I might run out of air. Then, I would say “April Fools." ~ Miguel
April Fool’s Day is on April 1, and people prank each other in wacky ways. One epic prank would be to make every seat in a room whoopi cushioned secretly and camouflage them so nobody could see them. My friends and I were pulling a prank on the school. Our plan was to boobytrap every seat in our homeroom for April 1st. We would sneak into the school with our bags full of whoopi cushions and plant them on every seat but with a special device that camouflaged them. The way it worked would be to have a plate on the seat connected to a pressure sensor with the whoopie cushion on the bottom. The way it works is when the pressure sensor feels a certain amount of force it would open the whoopie cushions opening and make the fart noise. As people started to sit down for class we heard a beautiful noise, the whoopie cushion sound. When we went into the classroom, we saw confused students. The April fool’s prank was the greatest of all time. ~ Charlie
This year I will have an Epic April Fool’s Day prank. I will go to a store and buy all of their cheapest toilet paper. Then I would go to the biggest neighborhood I could find and roll every house. Every inch of the yard would be covered in each house. It would look like it was covered in snow. After I rolled the houses, I would get their garden hoses and spray the water on the toilet paper to make it stick to the trees and make it harder to get down. ~ Thomas D.
My April Fool’s prank this year will be epic! It will start the day before when I go to Kroger. I will buy my supplies. First, I buy icing and replace the toothpaste with icing. I put the icing in the toothpaste bottle and then wait until my parents brushed their teeth. I woke up to my mom screaming asking who messed up the toothpaste. I then ran to the bathroom and said April Fools! My mom joined my team, and we waited for my dad to brush his teeth. He brushed his teeth and spit it out! Then my mom and I screamed, “April Fools"! ~ Preston
April Fools is a day when people play pranks on their friends and family. It takes place on April 1st. I love April Fool’s Day. This year I am going to fill up the whole house with balloons so nobody can see anything. I am going to do it after everyone goes to sleep and then they will be surprised in the morning. Everyone will get up and step on the balloons. The balloon will pop and scare them! It will take a lot of time and effort, but I am willing to do it. ~ Levi
I'm known for always going the extra mile on April Fools. This year, I have something even bigger planned. I want to prank not just some random kids from my class. I want to prank all Middle School. I was going to pretend to be a substitute teacher for the sick teacher. It was brilliant! My new friend was going to help with the outfit, makeup, and the complications with the principal. I came into the school and announced that I was the substitute teacher. I went upstairs to Middle School. I introduced myself and taught classes. I did it; no one knew it was me. I fooled everyone! ~ Rose
One epic prank is putting multiple dolls in the cabinets and acting like they are teleporting the pop confetti canon. I will set this prank up by putting voices in the dolls in each cabinet to act like they are moving. Then make the voices circle around them. In the morning I will close the blinds so it will be dark and once someone walks in my prank will start. They will look around for the noise. Once they get close. I make another talk. I will make this a repeating cycle until they are in the middle of the room. Then I will pop out and say, “April Fool’s Day!” with a confetti canon and run away so I don’t get chased. ~ Jacob
April Fools’ Day has been celebrated for centuries with funny jokes, but I had something better in mind. This was a great day; I was going to trick my dad. He woke up one morning late after I had turned off his alarm. I switched the times in the house. Everyone had left to think he was alone. My dad decided to run some errands, yet all the stores were closed. He tried to call Joseph, my mom, and me but no one answered. He went to the gym again, but no one was there. It was “closed.” Something seemed off to him though, all of the places said “OPEN” in bold letters. He wondered what had happened. What was going on? He went home, and we were all asleep. I woke up and said, “April Fools!” ~ Marie
Just in on YouTube News…..April 1st, 2023: Ohio has seceded, yes seceded from the US. “We will work hard to keep it contained.” said current US President Joe Biden. “They will invade the world if we don’t stop them”, said music artist, now prime minister of Canada, Drake. “We were tired of the US oppressing our Ohioan heritage,” said Lebron James, the now president of Ohio. “We’re going to take over the world.” said famous Ohio resident Logan Paul. Ohio has now declared war on the entire world, and it will be a hard-fought war. Please support us in our fight against Ohio and all its tomfoolery. April Fools! ~ Jack H.
It was April 1st, April Fool’s Day. My siblings and I were planning to prank my mom and youngest brother. While setting up the Oreos filled with toothpaste, my sister poured out the Windex and fills it with blue Gatorade to match the color. I then move on to putting clear tape around the door, so Ryan will walk into it. We had set it up so perfectly. When the time came for them to come into the house, I opened the door and water fell on my head. My sister slips on soap on the floor, and my brother opened a box and fake cockroaches flew out at him. Ryan and my mom had pranked us. It was the best April Fools' Day ever, and I can’t wait to have another one. ~ Lissie
It’s the first of April, prank day, and we have it all planned out. We have four trucks filled with toilet paper rolls. We put two people in each truck and drive them to each side of the house. We got some toilet paper launchers from Amazon that we loaded into the trucks because none of us could throw a roll of toilet paper over the whole building. We loaded the launchers at 3:00 and waited. At exactly 3:10 we started blasting toilet paper all over the White House. We covered it in so much toilet paper, that security could not get to us! As we drive away, I look back at the mess and laugh. Happy April Fool's Day! ~ James B.
April first is considered April Fool’s Day, where people play funny pranks on each other, one year following the next. After Easter, my family and I always have chocolate left over, and I am going to use that to my advantage. I was thinking I would take the chocolate out of the foil and replace it with a grape instead. Then, I would fill the candy bags with plastic cockroaches, and I would complete it with the shock things, and it would surely get them. When they get home from school or anywhere they have been, I will offer them one of the “chocolates”. ~ Genna
On April Fool’s Day, I switched my brother's protein bars with dog treats. By taking out the bars from the wrappers and putting them in containers. Then I put the dog treats in the wrappers and sealed them. When he came back from his workout, he ate one of them, and he was disgusted. Then I came out from behind the door and said April Fools! ~ Thomas H.
April Fool’s Day is a day in the year when people prank each other. I personally do not like April Fool’s Day AT all, and it's all because of my aunt. My aunt is completely coo-coo. When my mom was a child, she said how the whole day of the year she was completely harassed by her all day. Every time she visits, she does it to us. It was so bad last year we said if she did it again, she'd be banned from ever visiting us again. So this year, I have a plan to completely ban her from my house forever by making everyone think my aunt did a lot these pranks. I got my parent’s mattress and put in the pool. When they got into bed, they'd freak out and fall into the pool. Then I’d put silly string all over each doorway so people would walk into the silly string. I will take the extra step to get some clothes ONLY my aunt would wear like feathered scarfs and put glitter in them. Then I set up my room to have soap and water all over again to make it look like I was fooled too. I did kind of enjoy pranking my family. ~ Ireland
April 1st is considered April Fool’s Day. This is the story of the most epic prank of them all. I got a doll head and an RC car, and I put them together to make an automated RC car. When I heard my dad call that he was off the call, we were free to come downstairs. I then moved downstairs and planted the car in his drawer. I then hurried back upstairs and waited for him to sit back down. When I heard him sit back down, I sat in my room and got on the controls. I went forward a bit to move the drawer. He immediately checked the drawer it was in, and I turned the car on and drove out of the drawer. My dad almost fell out of his chair, and I came down and asked what the problem was. He said that there was a doll car that drove out of his drawer. I pulled out the controller, and it drove to me as I screamed “APRIL FOOLS!” ~ Cooper
On April Fools people play jokes and pranks on each other which usually are funny. One epic April Fool's prank is that one time I paid the news to prank my sister Marie. I went to the local news headquarters and gave them most of my money to prank my sister. I told them that I needed a breaking news article about how jeeps, Marie's favorite car, were being banned from Tennessee. This is the car she wants! The newscaster accepted the cash, so I spent a couple of days writing a script, and it turned out to be great. I also photoshopped backgrounds for the news article. On April Fool’s, I turned on the news at about the time she started watching TV. The news broadcast was about to be on. We ate breakfast and that's when I got pranked because the food was for some reason modeling clay with dyed corn syrup instead of my pancakes and yellow stuffing instead of my eggs, and it was pretty funny. Now the news was on, and Marie was shocked about what she had said she was really wanting a Jeep. She was thinking about what she could do. The news then told me to say something to her and the news and I told her and everyone else watching! ~ Joseph
This April I will do the best prank. I will be in a cabin in the woods with my friends. When we go on a hike, there will be something strange in the woods. It will be one of my other friends who acts sick, so he didn't go on the trip. He will make noises in the woods. My friends will be very scared, but they will try to ignore the noise. My friend will bring a giant bug costume because all of my friends don’t like bugs. While he was making the noises, he started to move closer and closer to us. Then once it got closer and closer my friends started to get more and more scare. We will connect multiple speakers around the forest that play bug noises. Then my friends will want to leave. When we start to walk back, my friend jumps out of the bushes and started to chase us. Once we get back to the cabin, I will tell them it was a prank! ~ Mason
One epic prank that I'm going to do is for my stepbrother. I am taking his four-wheeler and hide it. I will take it to the woods and camouflage it will leaves and grass. When he goes to get it, he will search all over. April Fools! ~ John
I set up pranks around the house for my family. I put peanut butter around my kitchen floor. When my family walks through, it will be sticky. I will wrap my mom's car in saran wrap. She will not be able to get in without unwrapping the door! ~ Judd
On April Fool's Day, my family and I had an epic prank planned for my mom. We were going to give her a lottery ticket. We will make the ticket with winning numbers. When the day came, we gave her the lottery ticket at dinner and turned on the fake TV show that my friend and I made a while before with fake props. When it said her number, we all celebrated, but then have to tell her, “April Fools.” ~ Robert
I get to a house, and we got toilet paper. To make it epic, we will TP the outside and inside of the house. First, we put that toilet paper all over the inside of his house like in the bedroom, the living room, the kitchen, and the bathroom. Once we finished the inside, we do the outside of his house. So, we covered the trees, the mailbox, and the entire backyard. When he got home, he couldn't even get inside his house because we covered the front door and the backdoor. Then we all yelled April Fools! ~ Colin
For April Fool’s Day, I would drop a giant water balloon on my friend's car. The water balloon will be on top of a building. I would wait for him to pull into the spot. He will get out of his car, and then I would release the balloon. He would see the water balloon burst all over his car! ~ Grant
April 1st is April Fool's Day. The prank is going to be on my dad. My mom and I are going to cover the yard with tinfoil and tp the house. The reason we are doing the yard is that he cares a lot about the yard. The first thing we did is bought six rolls of tinfoil and a pack of toilet paper. Then we waited till he left. Once he left, we grabbed the rolls and started covering the yard and threw the toilet paper on the trees. We also set a camera up to see his reaction. When he got home, we started laughing hard because he was all mad and said, “Did one of your friends do this?”. Then we told him “Happy April Fool's Day” - Madelyn
A Hands-On Environment that Solves Real-World Problems
Here at Holy Rosary, we use a STEM curriculum called Project Lead the Way (PLTW). PLTW is a project-based curriculum that creates a hands-on environment that helps students develop knowledge and skills they need to solve real-world problems. The modules that they work on start with three activities that build their knowledge. They then move on to a project that is guided and helps them to implement what they have learned in the activities. The final step is a real-world problem that the students work together in groups to solve. It is an open-ended problem, and they must follow the Engineering Design Process to come up with a solution and test it out.
PreK4 students are learning about floating and sinking. The final problem for them to solve will be to design a boat that will float across water and keep a message on it dry.
Kindergarten classes are learning about the amount of force necessary to push or pull heavy and light objects. Their final problem will require them to make something that will move rocks from one side of the room to another.
First grade is studying animal adaptations and how we learn from these adaptations to make things that help humans. For their final problem, they will design shoes to be worn in a certain environment.
Second grade students are learning about properties of matter. They have conducted experiments to test the insulation properties of certain materials. For their final problem they must design and make something that will keep a frozen popsicle cold when placed under a heat lamp for 30 minutes.
Third grade is learning about simple and compound machines. They have built models of levers, inclined planes, pulleys, and vehicles with wheels and axles. Their final problem requires them to design and build a compound machine that can get a plastic tiger out of a moat and safely back in its zoo enclosure.
Fourth grade classes are studying energy and collisions. They have built vehicles and tested how far they travel down ramps of different heights. They have also tested them in a variety of collisions. Their final problem will have them designing and building a restraint system to add to the vehicle that will keep an egg safe when the vehicle travels down a ramp and hits a wall.
Fifth grade is learning about Earth’s water and interconnected systems. They are researching ways to clean dirty water and remove salt from saltwater. Their final problem involves them designing and making a water filtration system to clean dirty water or to make a solar still to remove the salt from saltwater.
Sixth grade is learning about different forms of energy. They have designed and are now testing wind turbine blades. They will also be learning about heat transfer and will design a dwelling that uses less energy for heating and cooling, build a prototype and test it.
Seventh grade students are learning to be medical detectives. They are studying how diseases are transmitted, how our nervous system works, and how doctors diagnose diseases. In the upcoming weeks, they will be dissecting a sheep brain. They will also be growing bacteria and learning about the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Eighth grade is studying flight and space. They have learned about how planes fly and move through the sky. They have also studied drones and flown them. In the coming weeks they will be learning about space travel including how rockets work, how astronauts prepare for space travel and how they live in space, and the future of space travel to Mars.
Karla Paduck - HRS STEM Teacher
1st Graders are Experts!
I am an expert at basketball. I am good at shooting. I will play for Holy Rosary. ~ Sophia
I am an expert at math because I teach Knox and Chaley and Izzy and Kiser. ~ Jude
I am an expert at gymnastics. I will try new stunts. If I do not get it right the first time I will practice more and more until I get it right. ~ Jane
I am an expert at reading because I am the one of the top readers in my class. And I read chapter books in library. ~ Annie
I am an expert at gymnastics. I do cartwheels very well. I stick out my foot then I bend down. I do have the best cartwheel. ~ Lily
I am an expert at swimming because I do swimming Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday. ~ Natalie
I am an expert at taking care of my mom when she is sick. I give her hugs because I love her. ~ Tessa
I am an expert at dancing to Taylor Swift. ~ Nora
I am an expert at gymnastics because I have practiced since I was a little girl. I love doing flips on the bar. My dream is to go to the Olympics. I have to practice. ~ Elaine
I am an expert at cartwheels because I can do 2 cartwheels. ~ Ella
I am an expert at playing transformers with my friend. It is so fun. ~ Colton
I am an expert at singing. I do not know how I got good at singing. I just became good on my seventh birthday. ~ Posey
I am an expert at painting. I like to paint flowers. My sister taught me how to paint flowers. It is very fun to paint. You should try it yourself. ~ Isa
I am an expert at making popsicles. I would like to teach you how you can make popsicles. First you put juice in the cups. Then you put popsicle sticks in the juice. Then you put the popsicles in the freezer. Then you leave the popsicles over night then you take the popsicles out of the cups. Last eat them. ~ Emily
I am an expert at gymnastics because I listen and jump on the trampoline doing front flips. ~ Chaley
I am an expert at math. I like math because I like to add and subtract. I am going to be an engineer. ~ Mark
I am an expert at cleaning. When my mom is out, I clean the whole house. ~ Izzy
I am an expert at swimming. I am just the best swimmer. I am the master of swimming. I have the best coach in the world. ~ Declan
I am an expert at math. I am an expert at being good. I am an expert at the Quarter arcade game. ~ Katherine
I am expert at basketball. I am a good teammate. I am good at scoring. You should come watch me play. ~Garreth
I am an expert at fishing because I can unhook a hook. I can also untangle a fishing rod. I know how to run a motor. ~ Kiser
I am an expert at chess because I got taught by a master at chess and I won a match with the master. ~ Knox
I am an expert at painting. I can paint and mix colors. The colors are really pretty. My mom hangs it on the wall. I love it. ~ Michael
I am an expert at climbing because I’ve climbed a lot of trees. ~ Porter
With Coding the Possibilites are Endless
There are many things I like about coding. One thing that sticks out is trial and error. You are in control
and can make things happen. From coding I have learned how to accept that challenge. ~ Cornelius M. 8th
I like coding because it is like a puzzle waiting to be solved. It gets a little bit harder as you go which has
helped me develop my critical thing skills. ~ Jacob E. 7th
The ability to code makes many things possible; games, websites, movies and more. I am learning to be
a contributor. ~ Asher B. 6th
Coding challenges me to think in more creative ways and tests my problem-solving skills. I can try tasks
more than once in different ways to find the most efficient way. Problem solving and logical thinking
strategies are what I am learning. ~ Nicholas H. 8th
Coding has helped me learn how to problem solve and be able to think more quickly. The problems are
fun and when we work with others and this gives us a chance to know them better and have fun together. ~
Lissie E. 7th
With coding the possibilities are endless! I have learned not all problems are easy to solve but there is
always a solution. Coding is very important in learning problem solving. ~ Charlie H. 6th
Coding lets you be creative, and it is fun. It helps me learn problem solving skills by trial and error. ~
Jackson E. 2nd
I think the best thing about coding is the experience. Coding is fun and challenging. I love coding such
things as making characters dance and having fun with Mrs. Craven. Things can be challenging but when
you figure out how to solve the problem you feel great! ~ Izzy B. 5th
Coding makes you think, and the activities are fun. I am also learning to type correctly and faster. ~
Clara S. 3rd
Coding is helping me connect with my dad because he is a technician and also helping me with math. It
gives me knowledge on how to do difficult things and how my future can be. ~ Mathew J. 4th
Coding makes me think about what I am going to do first and then I do it. ~ Michael M. 1st
With coding I am allowed to see problems and try to fix them. It allows me to be creative and make my
own designs. Patience and concentration are what I am building. ~ Hallie M. 8th
I am looking forward to Computer Science Week. We will be coding with others around the world and
problem solving. It’s going to be fun! ~ Thomas D. 7th
From coding I learned patience and tenacity. I have learned not to give up easily and to take my time
which I have applied to non-coding situations. It has helped me develop not only coding skills but
creativity. ~ Maggie W. 6th
We write code to solve a puzzle map on different planets. ~ Knox L. 1st
Coding is one of my favorite ways to learn. My hands are busy, so I stay focused. Dance party code
challenge is one of my favorites. The most important thing I am learning is how to think things through.
~ Beckett O. 5th
In coding I get to debug things and I have learned not to give up because it gets easier the more you
learn. ~ Isabella W. 2nd
In coding we learn many new things like typing, problem solving and math. We also have a really cool
teacher who lets us try new and fun coding sites and if you work really hard you might even earn a treat!
~ Riley M. 4th
I get to use my mind to solve problems and code with lots of different characters. I have so much fun
coding! The problems can be hard, but I can figure them out on my own, that’s why coding is the best! ~
Bridget C. 3rd
Coding is the way a chain of commands and actions are made for an exact result. If your code fails, you
must start over until you succeed. It has taught me problem solving skills, patience, creativity and to
look towards my future. ~ Harrison E. 6th
Coding is one of my favorite subjects. It takes a lot of thinking and time, but when you finish you have
created something you can be proud of. I realize with some work you can create something amazing. ~
Thomas H. 7th
Coding is a way to practice patience, test your critical thinking and have a feeling of accomplishment
while being creative in how you fix a problem. ~ Taylor L. 8th
Why Do People Write?
Writing is very important to people all around the world. Writing is expressing your thoughts and feelings through words. Through written words, you can inspire others to try and write as well. You can even change the world through your words. People express their thoughts, feelings, and even fears through writing. Writing makes the world a better understanding place. ~ Charlie Henderson
Writing is critical in people’s lives. It is expressing oneself through written words made up of letters. When people write, they communicate without having to use their voices. By writing it down, a person can document his or her life and pass it down to others. People can express their imagination and creativity through writing. All because of the ability to write, people’s lives can change. ~ Maggie Wiggs
Writing is crucial for many people’s lives. Writing is a type of communication through written symbols. People can express themselves and their opinions by writing. Through writing, people are creative and can imagine a whole new world. People write to document their lives and experiences so that we can know what happened where they lived. To write is to give of yourself. ~ Ethan Scott
Writing is an essential skill that most people possess. Without it, we might not have as many technological advancements as we have now because most of them involve writing and taking notes. Writing is a direct interpretation of one’s thoughts into written characters used to state opinions, tell stories or just a way to express someone's feelings or creativity. I think by now most people have written something which again shows how important it is and why we need it. Most people now type things instead of writing on paper, but typing is also a form of writing. Texting is a form of writing that lets people who have long-distance friendships or relatives. I love writing stories. Something about it to me makes it fun, and I love it. I know other people also enjoy it too, but writing isn’t just telling stories it can state historical facts and information about people or animals. Because writing was invented, we were able to evolve as humans and establish trading. Writing is so important because no one would be able to share ideas with one another without it! ~ Alice Hawkins
Writing is valuable for many reasons. Writing is expressing yourself through written words. Documenting helps people keep records. Communicating is helpful for people to help them remember. Telling stories helps people tell the past. These are all forms of writing. ~ Sam Duckworth
Writing is important to everyone. Through words, we can be creative and can tell a story through writing. Communication with words can help us express ourselves. Writing is sharing knowledge and can change the world. ~ Kate Murdock
Writing is the act of putting words onto paper. Most people write to inform. Lots of people also write for money, entertainment, or for creativity. People also generally write to show many people what they are saying and not repeat themselves. In conclusion, writing is a form of expression using an alphabet. ~ Asher Baker
Writing is important for many reasons. Writing is putting words on paper. Documenting your words helps you remember things. Writing helps you grow knowledge. Writing helps you express yourself. People love to write. ~ Finley Balderson
Writing is a major part of people’s lives for many reasons. Writing is using letters to form words that express your thoughts or feelings. When people write, they can help people remember the past. Through writing, people can tell a creative story. With writing, people can share their opinions. Because of writing, people can make a difference. ~ Graham Maloney
Writing is valuable to some people's lives. Writing is communicating through written words. People can also write documents to keep track of important history and lives. Many people are more creative than historical documents; they could make a story up. The stories can be serious, fun, fantasy, horror, and many more possibilities. People can make other kinds of stories to express how they are feeling. Overall, writing is great! ~ Ella Adams
Writing is very important to all people. Writing is putting words on paper to express your thoughts and helps you communicate with another language. Writing helps save knowledge and information. Also, it tells a story of why things matter. You can express yourself with your emotions through words. Writing can help by making you more creative. Writing can help many people and that’s why it is so fun. ~ Emiliano Velez
There are many reasons writing is useful. People document their lives through writing which can be very crucial. When people write, they can feel very expressed. Through writing, we are able to be a part of another person’s life! The art of writing is amazing. ~ Elaine Gafford
Writing is important for many reasons. Writing is putting words on paper. Documenting is important because it tells history. It is a way to express yourself in many different ways so that others will understand you. You can change the world with words. ~ Gabe Lanctot
Writing is important for many reasons. Writing is documenting memories through words and helps people express themselves. Writing helps tell a story and can give people knowledge about others’ thoughts. Writing is a fun way to change the world. ~ Leonie Dalle
Writing is important to everyone and can be fun. Writing is putting words together to form sentences. Writing can be communication; you can give or receive knowledge through writing. Through writing, people can express their thoughts and opinions about things. This is why we need to write! ~ Miles Kirk
Writing is valuable to our lives. Writing is putting your thoughts as words. When people write, they are expressing themselves. People can be creative with their writing because we can tell a story through our words. Writing has changed the world. ~ Aubrey Brown
Writing is a valuable part of every person’s life. Writing is expressing oneself through written or typed words. Writing helps many people learn about history. Through writing, you can share your opinions with the world. It also entertains millions of people all over the world. With the help of writing, you can even change the world. ~ Jude Cuneo
Writing is important for many reasons. Writing is putting words on paper to express yourself. Communication using words when writing helps others. People can gain knowledge by writing. Telling stories with words is a way to show writing is creative. Writing can change the world and how people see it. ~ Ella Joyner
Writing is very important to all people. Writing is putting words on paper. Writing helps us remember what we are getting from a store. It helps us to remember what happened. Also, you can gain knowledge through writing. We use writing in our everyday lives. ~ Anthony Mascioli
Writing is critical to people around the world. It is a way for people to express themselves through thoughts and feelings on paper. Written words help people communicate through anything they express or feel. Writing is a very expressive way of stating your thoughts on paper. When writing, people may gain inspiration, or thoughts on making stories of their own. Without written language, we would never know the beauty and art of writing. ~ Mckinley Doyle
Writing is so important! It is getting words, symbols, and numbers on paper so someone can read them. People can read others’ writing like in history books to gain knowledge. Writing can help us remember what has happened in the past. Writing can express creativity. Writing is important because it shows how we live and are free. Other important things come from writing like code, songs, and books. Writing is great! ~ David Harold Gwatney
Writing is important in people’s daily lives. Writing is communicating with written words. Through writing, people can gain knowledge. Writing can entertain people. People can express themselves using their words. Writing helps many people overcome challenges! ~ Mary West
Writing is valuable in people's lives. Writing is communicating your thoughts through written words. When people write, people can tell stories. You can also document your life in writing. Written words can give people knowledge. Writing has changed all sorts of things in the world. ~ Sam Platania
Writing is important for many reasons. Writing is the written form of an idea. Through writing, we can communicate. People write to express themselves. Writing helps make a name for yourself through creativity. Because of writing, people like you and me can change the world. ~ Stella Owens
Writing is essential to people because it is a way to communicate with people, Because of writing, books exist. Writing helps you to express yourself. When a person writes, many things happen. ~ Samuel Isaza
Writing is vital to people and the world. Writing is expressing yourself with words on paper. Written words can help people be creative. Documenting written words helps people remember events and communicate with others. Writing is life-changing! ~ Penny Soniat
Writing can be very good for people. It is very important to all people because it helps you express yourself. Communicating through writing is really useful because you might not want to talk. You can also document and remember things. You can write a list, or you can just make a ton of reminders. Writing helps you make a fun and creative atmosphere. You can do a lot with writing and typing; you can help people and even make someone's day. Writing can help people stop being shy because they use written words. This can even be a great experience! ~ Blaine Johnson
Writing is important for many reasons. It is putting words on paper. Documenting your words helps others learn about history. Communicating through words helps tell stories. Writing your actions tells why things matter. You can make people laugh or cry with your words. Writing can make a difference in the world. ~ Caroline Lazarini
Writing is important for many reasons. Writing is putting words on paper. When you write it can change other people's opinions. Writing can help you with communication. Expressing your feelings can be done through writing. You can accomplish a lot of things through writing. ~ Colin Morris
Writing is crucial for many reasons. Writing is when people make words into ideas and sentences. When people write, they can show their creativity. Through writing, people can also learn about the past or document their lives. People can be remembered and express themselves by writing, too. Because of writing, people can change the world to be a better place. ~ Harper Walls
Writing is critical for many people or ideas. Writing is putting ideas and words down on paper. When people put their words on paper, it shows creativity to many listeners. Through writing, you can show opinions and emotions. Everyday people gain more knowledge and history through people's written word. Because of writing, people discover themselves and their culture. Writing can change people’s hearts and minds. ~ Cooper Dunlap
Writing is important for many reasons because it is putting words down. It can help you remember some things if you forget them. Writing can also give you some examples of many things, you can help people understand. You can change things by writing a story. Showing creativity with words helps you show your imagination. All people can be creative with words! ~ Taylor Price
Writing is important for many reasons. Writing expresses people’s ideas in words. Writing documents help people know about history and help others remember things. People can be real or creative with writing. ~ Adam Macre
Writing is critical to people because they are putting words on paper. When people write they can express themselves. When people write they can remember their lives in the past. Everyday writing is important to communicate with each other. It is a great way to share! I want to be a writer because I have many things to share. ~ Jose Castro
Writing is crucial in people’s lives because it is communicating with written words. When people write, we can document the events of the past or tell a story as well. It can also inform people about things. Think of all the things people have learned from others’ writing. Writing is fun! ~ Thomas Fontana
Writing is important to people for many reasons. It allows people to put words on paper. People show creativity and express themselves through writing. Writing can help change people’s lives and opinions. Writing can be very fun and enjoyable. ~ Daniel O’Donnell
Writing is important to people. Writing is putting your words and thoughts on paper. Expressing yourself is something you can do through writing. Creativity can go a long way in storytelling. It is a way of documenting your story. Overall, writing is a way of remembering old thoughts and ideas. ~ Sam Bryan
Writing is important to all people. Writing is putting words and symbols on something to express yourself and how you feel. It can also be used as a way to document important things for the future. Writing can tell a story, give knowledge, communicate, and can do a lot of other things. Writing is a very important tool in daily life. ~ Harrison Edwards
What is so special about Autumn
I like playing in the leaves in Fall. My dad rakes the leaves and I only help him a little. ~ Palmer
My favorite thing about Fall is Halloween! ~ Maddox
I like making a big pile of leaves and playing in them! I like to go trick-or-treating and I like to dress up. ~ Karlee
My favorite thing about Fall is watching Halloween movies! ~ Easton
Fall is special because it is my birthday! Also, it is Halloween and because I get to dress up. Another word for Fall is Autumn. ~ Alice M.
My favorite thing about Fall is seeing all of the beautiful colors of the Fall leaves on the trees. ~ Alice F. and Miranda
Fall is special because it is in the month of October. It rains leaves, it gets really windy, and the trees blow in the Fall. It is also when I can dress up as Woody for Halloween! ~ Grayson
My favorite thing about Fall is playing in all of the beautiful leaves! ~ Emmie
Fall is special because the leaves fall down and you can catch a leaf when it falls down. It gets cooler, and we can go outside and play soccer, come back in, take a nap, and then go back outside to play and walk through the leaves to our friend's house! ~ Ben
My favorite part of Fall is jumping in huge piles of leaves! ~ Mary and Grace
I like Fall because the leaves are changing colors and I like that it's almost snow time. The weather is colder. ~ Emry
Confessions of a Preschool Teacher
What is it like to be a preschool teacher? Oh, my, how much time do you have? It is truly a calling that can only be answered by teachers whose passion is all about the little children and seeing them learn, grow and thrive. I would love to tell you that it is all sunshine and rainbows, but it is not, and that is ok. Preschool teachers know that every day won’t be a day for the record books, but it is those challenging days, the ones where you think that there is no way these kids and I are going to make it to May, that make the days of seeing a child's eyes light up because they got it, they understand what I am teaching. Sometimes, it is just seeing lessons being implemented by the children on their own that makes it all worth it. Seeing them sharing, communicating, playing, and being concerned for one another make being a preschool teacher so awesome.
As you probably know, being a preschool teacher is not for the faint of heart. We have potty accidents, boogers, snot, vomit, and some smells that we never figure out what it is or where it is coming from. We have tears, we have defiance, we have meltdowns. But, even through all of the gross stuff, we come back every day and do it all over again, it is our calling. Some things that we hear and see really keep us going. Preschool teachers hear it all. We know what you had for dinner, what you argued about, why you were late to school (the real reason), and if you said a bad word. We also hear a lot of sweet things, like I love you’s, you’re my favorite teacher ever, and I want to stay here at school forever. The list goes on and on, but here are a few of the things (true things) that we have heard and/or seen in our preschool classes:
Rebecca Macy 2K:
Did you know: preschool teachers get invited to parties at your house and your friends’ houses too!!! Even on your vacations!!!!
Did you know: your children do not need smartphones anytime soon- they call you from the vintage Fischer price phones throughout their day!!!!!! They always have good reception too!!!!
Did you know your preschoolers have a lot of love in their hearts? They are known to say, “I love you 1 billion, one hundred 20, 6 million plus 10!!!! That’s ALOT of love!!
Did you know they are very honest and observant- “is that a spider web in your nose?”
Jennifer Lazarini 3K:
Did you know: children will lick literally anything, and I mean anything? I have had to say “stop licking your shoe” more times than I can count. Hard to believe that so many are picky eaters!
Did you know that an unwritten requirement for teachers is being mind readers? Students ask for farm animals on an iPad. He doesn’t want a game with farm animals, nor a video or pictures…..we have to figure this stuff out!!!
Did you know that it is the little things that keep me going? Seeing a child implement something we have been teaching all year, like how to come in each morning and independently unpack their backpack and put everything away. Then to see them happily turn to a friend and help them do the same.
Did you know that children are resilient and want to talk about some of the hard things in life? “Mrs. Jemifur (who knew the name Jennifer is so hard to pronounce?) my cat is dead, and so is my grandpa”. There are no tears, they just want to talk it out.
Summer Bateman 3K:
Did you know fairies don't actually have tails? While learning about fairytales, a student said "but Mrs. Summer, fairies don't have tails!!!"
Did you know that some preschoolers have playdates with Jesus? During our religion lesson, a student said to me, "Jesus is coming over to my house next week."
Did you know that preschool teachers not only teach your children but learn so much from them as well? I have the best job because my heart is touched on a weekly basis! "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."
Roxanne Doyle 4K:
Did you know the average four-year-old will ask 300 questions a day? You never know if the question will pertain to the lesson you are teaching or if they will ask you why they have pockets. Some of my favorite questions I have received from a four-year-old:
Why do we have elbows?
Why is it Tuesday?
Sometimes the question is just Why?
Melissa Wright 4K
Teacher: “Why did you just drink out of someone else’s water bottle?”
Student: “Because his water tastes better”
Teacher: “Why did you bring all of these Barbie dolls to school?”
Student: “ So they can get in the real pool.”
Teacher: “ What pool?”
Student: ......leads teacher to the bathroom and points to the toilet!!!!
Blessed to be a part of The ANGEL Program
My interest in The ANGEL Program began as an observer when I worked with preschool six years ago. Most of those years, an ANGEL teacher was present in the classroom. I was always fascinated and intrigued with the changes and differences that the ANGEL teacher made in the children's lives, in such a small period of time. As soon as the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance be a part of a team that makes such an impactful difference. ~ Mrs. Candace Davis
I am blessed to be an RBT with The ANGEL Program at Holy Rosary because it is fulfilling on a personal and spiritual level. Personally, my position allows me to offer support in an inclusive environment. As a parent to a child with ASD I know firsthand the importance and impact of early intervention. I also know the need and reward of inclusivity for all. As soon as I learned about the benefits of ABA, I know this was what I wanted to do. Spiritually, I am blessed to be an RBT serving at Holy Rosary ensuring that a Catholic education is accessible to all learners. There is no greater joy in life than to serve in a field that speaks to your heart personally and spiritually and that is why I love being an RBT with The ANGEL Program at Holy Rosary. ~ Mrs. Emily Corbitt
My favorite thing about being an ANGEL teacher is the people! In our program, we’re one big family. Everyone is so supportive, kind, and always there for each other and looking out for what’s best for our families and kids. In the ANGEL program, everyone helps out, and I think it’s so special how open and involved all of our families are. ~ Miss Julia Kersting
This program is special because we get to see our children grow and learn each school year. Even if our children graduate out of the program and or move on with a different staff member, we still get to see their smiling faces in the hallway! I feel like I make a difference with each child and I love that! I like my job because I also really enjoy the team of staff and teachers I work with! ~ Miss Grace Ann Thompson
Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I’m so fortunate to be a part of The ANGEL Program - I found the program out of sheer luck or should I say the program found me? Thanks to that luck and the support from the Holy Rosary community, I’m am now the program’s director. I am very blessed to work with our students - seeing their success with skills they once struggled with is what keeps me going on a daily basis. The ANGEL team we have created is one that I will be forever proud of - they are hardworking and special just like our students. Another reason I love my job is the Memphis Runs for Autism 5K. It is not only a fundraiser for the program, but it is also a celebration and an event that unites us all behind the mission. Every year, I am astounded by the community that comes out to support to our students, the program and our staff. This is why I do what I do! ~ Mrs. Emily Sater
What I like most about my job and The ANGEL Program is the unity amongst the staff, the difference we make, and the children. I appreciate how our staff is like a family; we show it by supporting one another and our children. It’s beautiful to see the progress we make with our kids and how happy it makes everyone: staff and families. We really are like one big family. ~ Mr. Danny Salinas
May 17, 2022
What are you most looking forward to in Middle School?
Harrison Edwards is most excited because he will be more noticed by the younger kids.
Alice Hawkins is excited to be in the middle school theater productions.
Miles Kirk and Daniel O’Donnell are looking forward to wearing a tie.
Ella Joyner, Stella Owens and Caroline Lazarini are excited about having and decorating a locker.
Aubrey Brown is looking forward to dissecting animals in Science Lab.
Jude Cuneo and Gabe Lanctot are looking forward to having a laptop.
April 26, 2022
Each year about this time, I look back to evaluate if I’ve help to make Math relevant to my students. Can they see where Math ties into their daily lives? Have I been able to relate as many topics as possible to what they will do as adults? Have I recognized the challenges that Math brings? What changes can I make for next year?
To keep students engaged, I use sayings (KeepAddOpposite), show motions (rise over run), and do projects that relate to the Math concepts we have been learning. We don't shy away from those "real world" word problems. We tackle them head on because at the end of the day, Math is a puzzle. It has to be taken step by step. What is the first step? What is the next step? And so on. What pieces fit together? Why are there steps? There are steps so that we get the same result as anyone else that might work through that same problem. A baker wouldn't throw all the ingredients for a cake into a pan and bake it. He or she has to follow the recipe and measure the right ingredients. Does the recipe need to be doubled? So many questions. That is why we follow a process. There might be a step or two we can interchange, but in the end, we end up with the same final product.
Below are just some of the ways we tie in Math to the "real world."
March 29, 2022
If I could make a holiday, it would be called The Best Day Ever. We would play soccer, watch movies and eat watermelon. ~ Sam
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Stuffed Animal Day. You and your family take one of your stuffed animals and show it to each other. You sleep with that stuffed animal all night. ~ Caroline
My holiday would be called Blue Day. On Blue Day, we would wear blue. We would eat blue cake, and we would eat blue cupcakes and, in the morning, we would eat blue pancakes. ~ Auggie
My holiday would be called Colored Pencil Day. On Colored Pencil Day we can only write with colored pencils. ~ Isabella
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Donut Holiday. I will invite my friends, and we will eat donuts. After that we will go outside and play games. Then we will go inside to make crafts. ~ Leah
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Football Sunday. You would go to a football game. You would pick a team, if they win, you go to the next game. You keep going until the finals. Who do you think is going to win? ~ Fitz
My holiday would be called Toy Day. On Toy Day, we would bring a toy to school, and we would take it everywhere! ~ Rosemary
My holiday would be called Ice Cream Day. On this day, we would eat ice cream, and we would play with a lot of toys and have a lot of fun. ~ Cooper
My holiday would be called Pupintins Day. On Pupintins Day we would rescue puppies. ~ Adelyn
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Flower Day. You will buy flowers and decorate your house with flowers. ~ Tatiana
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Winter Snowy Day. On Winter Snowy Day our family would go outside and have fun in the snow. There would be baby animals everywhere. ~ Olivia
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Rainbow Day. We will celebrate it by making rainbows and unicorns and bunnies. We will dance and listen to music. My friends and my family would celebrate with me. ~ Georgia
My holiday would be called Donut Day. ~ Jeremiah
My holiday would be called Ice Cream Day. On Ice Cream Day, we would eat ice cream. ~ Giovanni G.
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Swim Day. You would swim all day. Also, you can not swim without a lifeguard. ~ Vayda
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Antsmas. It’s when you go looking for queen ants. The dates would be from March 27th-June 29th. ~ Thomas
My holiday would be National My Singing Monsters (MSM) Day. On National MSM Day, every currency pack on MSM would be Free! The prism gate would be open for 30 days! You would bake a monster cake. Ingredients: flour, sugar, green frosting and butter. 1. Put flour in a bowl (add water). 2. Add sugar. 3. Bake for 30 minutes. 4. Put on one slice of butter after one minute. 5. Add frosting around. ~ Jackson
My holiday would be called Rainbow Holiday. On Rainbow Holiday, we would wear rainbow clothes. ~ Collins
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Footballsaurus. On Footballsaurus, dinosaurs play football for 50,000 hours. ~ James
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Swinter. On Swinter, we would get on a snowy hill and slide down and go into a pit of leaves. We would get hot chocolate and watch a movie. Then we would go to bed. Good night. ~ Faith
My holiday would be Candy Fun Day. On Candy Fun Day we would get lots of candy even more than Halloween. We would sing Christmas songs because all the candy is like all the presents from Santa. ~ Wyatt
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Lunchable Holiday. On that day, everyone eats Lunchables. ~ Drew
My holiday would be Free Ice Cream Day! It would be on April 16th. ~ Hunter
My holiday would be Tiger Day. ~ Celia
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Candy Friday. You would go to your friend’s house until you pass out. ~ Gus
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Flowers. I can make flowers grow. I love flowers. ~ Liz
My holiday would be called Four Day. We would put up balloons and fours on Four Day. ~ Millie
My holiday would be Art Day where you make lots of crafts. Then they all go on display for everyone to look at. ~ Davis
My holiday would be called iPad Day. ~ Giovanni B.
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Video Game Day. You get to play video games and the date would be the 3rd of March. This holiday started in 2014. ~ Wren
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Infinite Loop Day. You get to do whatever you want to do. It lasts the entire winter. You would get to say whatever you want. You could eat whatever you want. ~ Ben
My holiday would be called Happy Love Day. On Happy Love Day we would be kind to each other. ~ Ella
My holiday would be called Fun Day. On Fun Day we would play all day. ~ Finn
If I could make a holiday, it would be called No Sock Day. To celebrate No Sock Day, you do not wear socks or shoes. Next, you have hot cocoa and cookies. ~ Bronwyn
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Longnight Movienight. You will watch movies all night. Whoever can watch movies for 24 hours is the winner! ~ Henry
My holiday would be a day where parents say yes to kids for 24 hours. Kids choose the food and decorations. ~ Hewitt
My holiday would be Buy a Pet Day! My holiday would be on January 20th. We would buy pets, and we would eat meat for dinner. Breakfast would be pancakes. That is all to make sure you are a good owner. ~ Lena
If I could make a holiday, it would be called Backwards Christmas Day. We would give Santa presents. He gives us a one-dollar bill. Backwards Christmas Day is fun! ~ Charlie
February 22, 2022
Not a day will go by this year without celebrating something. In the cafeteria we love celebrating national food days.
We've all heard of them from social media feeds, radio or even the Today Show. Where do all these random food holidays originate? Sometimes "National Food Days" are created by a presidential proclamation or a resolution in the House or Senate. On July 9,1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation declaring National Ice Cream Day, praising it as a "nutritious and wholesome food". Every Friday is an Ice Cream Day holiday at Holy Rosary!
Other days have been proclaimed on a state, city or county level. Some are local traditions or history related. National Doughnut Day is a massively popular day. Who doesn't love a trip to Gibson's for a free donut? It was originally a day that the Salvation Army served donuts to soldiers on the front line during the first World War.
Some of our more recent National Food Holidays were started to drum up business. Days like National Burger Day and National Guacamole Day give us a reason to celebrate and visit our favorite restaurant. We love to celebrate, especially with food and friends.
Next month at Holy Rosary we will be celebrating a national food day everyday on our school menu. This gives us some new menu ideas and will be fun for the students and staff. The first week of March we will vote for our own favorite item for March 8th - Holy Rosary Food Day. This day is designated as National Peanut Cluster Day. This doesn't work for our peanut free lunch calendar. I will have the students vote in their homerooms and the winner will be announced the Friday before. I hope the students will enjoy next month's menu and all the fun days of celebrating food at Holy Rosary.
January 25, 2022
If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that mental health is equally as important as physical health. Throughout this pandemic, we have seen many changes in ours and our children’s world. While children have shown a great deal of resilience and adaptability, it has also opened up the opportunity for some hard and much needed conversations about mental health and the challenges we have faced.
According to the American Psychological Association, one in five children in America have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Even if your child does not have a diagnosable disorder, many children have experienced an uptick in anxiety as routines have continually changed throughout the last two years. It is important to be able to have conversations around mental health with our children. So how do we go about this?
In beginning conversations about mental health, especially with young children, it can be very helpful to relate it to something concrete that they can understand. Thus, it may be helpful to equate it to a medical analogy. For example, if you have a hard time seeing you go talk to the eye doctor to get glasses. Mental health is no different. If you have big feelings that you are struggling with, it is important to talk to someone about it, either mom or dad, or maybe a doctor or counselor. This analogy helps children understand that mental health is just like physical health, and there is nothing wrong with asking for or needing help to deal with it.
It is also important to have frequent conversations about mental health and validate your child’s feelings, thoughts, and concerns. Let them know that it is not their fault and that they are not alone. Then you can work with them to come up with some healthy ways to cope with their feelings such as; music, exercise, set routines, journaling, or drawing. Those tools, validation, and a safe space to discuss how they are feeling may be enough to help them work through any anxiety, fears or sadness they may be facing. However, some children will need more support than mom or dad can provide. In this case, it is useful to reach out to a counselor, either at school or through an outside agency. If you feel that your child would benefit from talking to a professional, a list of some referrals can be found at https://sites.google.com/ holyrosarymemphis.org/counseling-corner/parent/referrals.
If you are unsure whether your child would benefit from counseling here are some things to watch out for according to the National Institute For Mental Health that might indicate that your child is currently experiencing some mental health issues.
Young children may benefit from an evaluation and treatment if they:
• Have frequent tantrums or are intensely irritable much of the time
• Often talk about fears or worries
• Complain about frequent stomach aches or headaches with no known medical cause
• Are in constant motion and cannot sit quietly (except when they are watching videos or playing video games)
• Sleep too much or too little, have frequent nightmares, or seem sleepy during the day
• Are not interested in playing with other children or have difficulty making friends
• Struggle academically or have experienced a recent decline in grades
• Repeat actions or check things many times out of fear that something bad may happen
Older children and adolescents may benefit from an evaluation and treatment if they:
• Have lost interest in things that they used to enjoy
• Have low energy
• Sleep too much or too little or seem sleepy throughout the day
• Are spending more and more time alone and avoid social activities with friends or family
• Diet or exercise excessively, or fear gaining weight
• Engage in self-harm behaviors (such as cutting or burning their skin)
• Smoke, drink, or use drugs
• Engage in risky or destructive behavior alone or with friends
• Have thoughts of suicide
• Have periods of highly elevated energy and activity and require much less sleep than usual
• Say that they think someone is trying to control their mind or that they hear things that other people cannot hear
December 14, 2021
If I could go back in time, I would meet Elvis Aaron Presley. Hopefully I’d get to meet Priscilla Presley, too. ~ Jane
If I could travel through time, I would go to the Jurassic period because I want to find a Giganotosaurus! ~ Jack E.
If I could go in the future, I would go a few years after my children were born. I would stay for a bit, play with my children and have a great time. ~ Allison
If I could travel through time, I would go to The Garden of Eden to stop the first sin. ~ Ryan E.
If I could travel back in time, I would go to meet Amelia Earhart because I am obsessed with her. She is my hero! ~ Stella
If I could travel through time, I would go to Paris to see holiday decorations. ~ Carden
If I could travel back in time, I would go to see baby Jesus. I would love to meet him. ~ Libby
If I could travel back in time, I would go to World War II to sign up and face the horrors our country faced. I would warn people about Hitler. ~ Sam O.
If I could travel through time, I would go to the Jurassic Cretaceous Period because I want to see a T. Rex. ~ Cooper
If I could travel back in time, I would go to see when Holy Rosary was made so I can see it getting built. Because my grandpa built the Mary statue area. ~ Hannah
If I could travel through time, I would be a Samurai because I would like to swing a sword. ~ Crosby
If I could travel back in time, I would go to see Jesus as a baby and see Bethlehem. I would also like to see Mary and Joseph. ~ Charlotte
If I could travel though time, I would be a community helper because I can give money to the poor. ~ Hunter
If I could travel in the future, I would go to see my job. Also, to see my kids and family. ~ Bo
If I could travel through time, I would go to Nashville because they have country music. ~ Josie
If I could travel back in time, I would go to see the first president. I would warn him that people are going to attack. ~ William
If I could travel through time, I would be a veterinarian and help hurt dogs. ~ Sadie
If I could travel through time, I would go to a Bon Jovi rock concert because I like his music. ~ Genevieve
If I could travel forward in time, I would see if there are flying cars. It would also be cool if there are cities on clouds. ~ Ryan W.
If I could travel through time, I would go to D-Day to learn history. ~ John Isaac
If I could travel through time, I would be the Queen of England because she was known almost everywhere, and people would respect me. ~ Lena
If I could travel into the future, I would go to Tokyo, Japan in the year 5021 and see what the tech is like in that time. ~ Matthew
If I could travel through time, I would go to Jamaica to try different types of food. ~ Ellianna
If I could travel in time, I’d want to see what my job is, see if I am famous, and see my family. ~ Jaxon T.
If I could travel through time, I would go to the beach to catch fish. ~ Sophie
If I could travel through time, I would go to see dinosaurs. ~ Colton
If I could travel through time, I would go to the past to when I was younger because I want to fix my mistakes. But then I would come back to the time I’m at right now. ~ Brooklyn
If I could travel through time, I would go to the Titanic because I want to see the real ship and explore the ship. ~ Liam
If I could travel back in time, I would see baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and Adam and Eve. I really want to see them. I also want to fight the soldiers so they don’t hurt Jesus. ~ Charlie
If I could travel through time, I would go to Dallas to meet Preston Playz. ~ Riley
If I could travel back in time, I would go to when Jesus lived. ~ Samy A.
If I could travel through time, I would go to Jurassic Park because I want to see a lot of dinosaurs and play games. ~ Jack H.
If I could travel through time, I would go to Oxford and live with my grandfather and go to a Banjo diner with him. ~ Kately
If I could travel through time, I would be a Samurai because I can fight and learn the Japanese language. ~ Jaxon P.