Friday, May 13, 2011

St. Charles Borromeo School

Located on a street corner in the beautiful city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, St. Charles Borromeo Church and the adjacent school add significantly to the sense of peaceful grandeur of the area. The school is K-8, and when Mrs. Mac Donald, the media specialist at the school, invited me to do shows for K-4, I was delighted. I expected to entertain eager, energetic, curious students, and I was not disappointed.
Several fourth grade students remain to talk after my performance 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. A special guest at the show was a former student of mine from when I taught high school, Maureen Lynch (standing at far right), whose sons are Joseph in the fourth grade and Ethan in the second grade.
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 Joannie Moses for bringing my school visits to the attention of Mrs. Mac Donald, and I thank Mrs. Mac Donald for following through on the suggestion and inviting me. Also, Nancy and I want to thank Mrs. Mac Donald, all the teachers, and all the students for making us both feel so welcome at St. Charles. We had fun and we hope everyone else did too.

For more photographs of the event, click on Read more below

Maureen was kind enough to pose for a photo with 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 how to drink out of a pail. I like it when the teachers join in as you see them doing at the far end of the room.
In the picture below, students in the same group raise their hands to ask questions after the show.

Close-up photo of some students in the second, third, and fourth grade group (above), and (below) the same group listening as I explain why farmers wore bib overalls.
Mrs. Mac Donald, who invited me to perform my show at St. Charles, is in the red blouse at the far end of the room, and several other teachers are seated nearby.
More close-up photos of the same group.

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson

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