Field Trips and Fun Lessons

April 23, 2010

Holy Cross students have had opportunities for some field trips and other fun lessons lately…

Parent Annette Growney sent a recap and some photos about recent third- and first-grade lessons:

On March 26, the Holy Cross third grade enjoyed when the Overland Park Fire Dept. came out to share an awesome lesson about fire safety with their amazing safety house.  It was a great for children to learn by experience what they should do if a fire were to start in their home, as well as safety tips to prevent a fire.

On March 31, first-grade teacher Mrs. Schneider prepared the kids to learn the difficult math concept of “arrangement” by using some yummy graham crackers. The students separated their cracker into 4 parts and decorate each one differently, given two different frostings & three different toppings.  Once they achieved making their four unique crackers, they enjoyed eating them and then completed some math work on that “arrangement” concept.

Fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Anderson reports that the students in that grade enjoyed a presentation of “Frindle” at the Coterie Theater in Crown Center on Thursday. “Frindle” is based on the William Allen White award-winning book by Andrew Clements.  The fourth-graders read WAW and Newbery books during third-quarter, and several students selected “Frindle” for their book report.  Mrs. A. said it was fun to see the characters come to life on the stage!


  1. May I leave a small note about the excitement my son had on his Kinder field trip to Shawnee Mission East HS where he learned about all different animals and their habitats. He even got to see new born mice, pet a snake and a chinchilla. His favorites were the turtles. He was amazed that some turtles can live to be “as old as you mom.” Hmm Well, at least he had a great time!

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