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Field Day: Team Spirit and Cheering on Our Friends

Orange, yellow, green, red, blue - our classes wore their team colors with pride during the annual field day held May 19. With plenty of outdoor activities (and some cooler indoor ones too), the children were able to participate in lots of fun gross[…]
Posted May 19, 2015

Welcoming Our Dads to School

St. Mary's welcomed dads to school March 26 for our annual Dad's Night. "The children love getting ready for Dad's Night and have been preparing pictures, journal pages, books and special art projects to share," said Susan Rawls, St. Mary's director[…]
Posted March 29, 2015

Teacher Spotlight: Wendy Dixon

Wendy Dixon, Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher Years at St. Mary's:  six Background and Education B.S. Early Childhood Education, Radford University Reading Endorsement NK - 12,  Radford University Kindergarten teacher for 1[…]
Posted January 31, 2015

Construction Work and ROBOTS!

Since the beginning of school, the children in Mrs. Dixon's Junior Kindergarten class have been making robots and exploring new centers that feature construction dramatic play. "We began this investigation as we do with all investigations - with tim[…]
Posted January 16, 2015

The Season for Christmas-Inspired Learning Experiences

Our classrooms are filled with the magic of the Christmas season, and the children in Mrs. Dixon's Junior Kindergarten class have been enjoying activities that share holiday messages and joy. "While store-bought mangers can be fun, the children have[…]
Posted December 08, 2014

Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Means Community and Friendships

On Nov. 25, St. Mary's welcomed parents, grandparents and friends to school for Grandfriends day. The day was the final celebration of a variety of Thanksgiving-inspired units in our classrooms and allowed the children to share songs with our guests […]
Posted November 26, 2014

Junior Kindergartners Explore Math Their Way

Beginning in September, the Junior Kindergarteners in Mrs. Dixon's class were introduced to math tubs. The children were given plenty of time to freely explore the materials, which include geo-boards, numbers, pegs and pattern blocks, dice, pattern b[…]
Posted October 31, 2014

Puppet Show Supports Early Literacy Skills

Students in the 3s classes and older were delighted to participate in a puppet show presented by special guests from Kaydee Puppets.  Two shows, "Animal Tales" and "Little Red Hen's Wild Wacky Week," included a variety of friendly characters and gav[…]
Posted October 08, 2014

Junior Kindergartners Create Puppets, Hats and Door Hangers

Sorting, punching holes, cutting, gluing, threading! Mrs. Dixon's Junior Kindergarteners were delighted with the array of colorful items they could use to create hats, puppets and door hangers. Selecting the materials they would use and figuring out […]
Posted September 26, 2014