Early Childhood

During the month of September each Early Childhood Class explored APPLES and our favorite Pete the Cat stories. We explored the many different types of apples, we learned about the different parts of an apple, counted seeds, painted with apples and even tasted apples. We then graphed our favorite kind of apple, green, red or yellow. Ask your child which apple won for their class. Our favorite apple activity was apple rolling, where we painted apples and rolled them onto paper!
We read so many Pete the Cat stories! Our favorite was I Love My White Shoes! In Mrs. Steinmeier’s class we made a class book about whose shoes and we guess our friends shoes. In Miss Graf’s class we stomped our feet in berries and dirt! What an exciting month. Next month, PUMPKINS and fire safety!



Kindergarten is such an exciting place to be.  We are working hard on mastering our upper and lowercase letters as well as our numbers.   This month we are investigating the exciting world of apples. We are learning how to graph, pattern and sort using apples as well as all about Johnny Appleseed.  We will be describing the look, smell and taste of a variety of apples as we discuss the importance of our 5 senses. So much fun and learning happening in K!!


First Grade

First graders have been learning about community helpers.  They were excited to collaborate with classmates and create a life size community helper.  Then they labeled the important tools their helper uses to do their job.


Second Grade

Second Grade is off to a great start.  To help build community within our classrooms, each class has picked an animal as a class mascot. We are proud to introduce the 2B Dingoes, 2S Tigers, 2Da Wombats, 2P Platypuses, and 2De Huskies. We will be studying these animals throughout the year as we learn about different biomes in science.




Reading/ELL Resource

Students have been busy with the start of the school year.  Some of the literacy skills they have been working on include asking and answering questions regarding the setting, characters, sequence of events, problem and solution of the story to demonstrate understanding in literature.  There are various opportunities to instill a passion for literacy throughout the year by listening to your child read, reading with your child and asking your child about the books they are reading. In addition, Country Trail’s Family Literacy Night will be on October 18th from 6:00–7:30 p.m. with the Book Fair being open 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Step into the Enchanted Forest of Literacy for an evening of family fun!