When you pass through the classrooms at Providence you will observe students loving what they are learning. While lessons are given throughout the day, even during lunch the children are learning to set and clear the table, the major lessons and academics occur in the morning sessions. In addition to the day-to-day routine we have attempted to capture the work, art and special activities of 'a day in the life' of our students in all levels.
Pride came to talk to the Lower Elementary Third Years about water pollution and run-off.
Classroom VII entertained the school with a Greco-Roman Fair on May 8. The students dressed as gods and goddess's gave tours throughout the school grounds to show the other children a Roman bath, oracle, scribe, Olympic Games, mosaics and an armory.
Issac, a primary student in classroom II enjoyed trying on the armor during the Greco-Roman Fair May 8.
Jungjoo Park, wearing Korean dress called hanbok, shows the children of Classroom III a Korean drum as part of their lesson on countries of Asia. Jungjoo is the mother of Classroom III student, Christopher.
James Kolasa, parent of Jake, came to Classroom I and gave a demonstration on beekeeping. He talked about different types of bees and their importance in the environment.
Upper and lower elementary students are instructed about Kingdom Prokaryote and the particular bacteria that are its members. Prepared cultures were provided by a University of Kentucky lab.
Upper elementary students enjoy cooking once a week in the Life Lab. The students work in pairs and have the opportunity to cook once in the fall and once in the spring.They are responsible for choosing recipes, bringing in ingredients and the actual cooking. Parents volunteer to supervise. Each classroom benefits from a specially made treat from their classmates. It's an enjoyable way for children to learn cooking skills as well as for parents to get to know the students!
Frances Hunter works with 6th year students as they explore the differences between cubing and squareing looking for the "perfect cube". They used the manipulatives to find the square roots and extract them from the number problems which they created.
Primary students participate in weekly exercises which incorporates movement to enhance sensory motor integration. These third year students are rotating the ball to cross over their mid-line of the body to acheive better balance and awaken their tactile system.