Thursday, May 12, 2011

St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School

Located on a street corner in the beautiful city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, St. Charles Borromeo Church and the adjoining elementary school add significantly to the sense of peaceful accomplishment that the area displays. The school is K-8, and when Mrs. Mac Donald, the Media Specialists at the school, invited  me to do shows for K-4, I was delighted to comply. I expected to entertain eager, energetic, curious students, and I was not disappointed.
Several fourth grade students remain to talk after  my show of A Farm Country Christmas Eve

After my presentation of A Farm Country Thanksgiving for the first group of fourth grade students, they listened as I answered some of their questions. Special guest at the show was a former student of mine from when I taught high school, Maureen Lynch (standing at far right), who has sons Joseph in the fourth grade and Ethan in the second.

Kindergarten and first grade students listen to my story If I Were a Farmer: Nancy's Adventure.

In the picture above, a group of second, third, and fourth grade students listen to my story A Farm Country Christmas Eve,  and below, they raise their hands to answer a quiz question.

I'd like to thank all the teachers for sharing their time and their students with me, and I'd especially like to thank Mrs. Mac Donald for inviting me to the school and to Joannie Moses, who brought my school visits to the attention of Mrs. Mac Donald.
Also, Nancy and I want to thank Mrs. Mac Donald, the teachers, and all the students for making us both feel so welcome at their fine school. We had fun and we hope you did too.

For more pictures, click on Read More  below:

Maureen was kind enough to pose for a photo with her her old English teacher.
 Maureen's son Joseph
Fourth graders in photos above and below

Kindergarten and first grade students hold up two fingers as I demonstrate how to teach a newborn calf to drink from a pail. Students in the same group raise their hands to ask questions in the picture below.
I like it when the teachers join in as you see them doing at the far end of the room.

 Close photo of some of the second-fourth grade group (above) and (below) the same group listening as I explain why farmers wear bib overalls.
Mrs. Mac Donald, who invited me to perform at St. Charles, stands at the far end of the group (red top) while several of the other teachers are seated nearby.
 More close up photos of the same group.

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson

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