Michelangelo’s at work

Michelangelo’s, Damon Ries and Kiali Blumhagen at work trying out their painting skills by candlelight as if they were Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. ECA Review/Submitted

The Grade 7/8 class spent some time immersing themselves into social studies class by studying Renaissance art, specifically Michelangelo, so the class tried out painting by candlelight ‘Sistine Chapel Style’ with the underside of their desks acting as the chapel’s ceiling.

The Grade 1/2 class has been busy learning about the needs of a community in their social studies class.

The students had the chance to build their own communities and had to plan what to include to meet all needs of their citizens.

Using ‘habit 3’, begin with the end in mind, they did a great job planning what their community needed before building.

Some of the more creative ideas included building a lego store, a slime store and a dinosaur store.

Ryan Penner, Bailey Barnes, and Phillip Zimmermann showing off their town creation after studying what kinds of needs a community has in social studies class. ECA Review/Submitted

Many groups were sure to add other important things like farms, hospitals, grocery stores and houses.

‘Win in spirit’ for girls basketball

The girl’s basketball team played host to the Consort Stingers on Wed. Jan. 29 and did a great job staying positive and working hard against the much more experienced team.

This year, half of the Knight’s bench is from Grade 5/6, so Coach Ries was not at all disappointed with the loss to the Grade 9 heavy opponent.

The girls also played in Brownfield on Wed. Feb. 5 where they were defeated.

On Thurs. Feb. 6, the Knights hosted a mini-tournament.

The team was able to take home the win against Christ King but lost to Alix.

Both games saw the younger girls getting lots of playing time.

The Alix team was much more experienced than the young Knights and the strong team was able to run up a pretty big gap before loosening up on their defence.

This did allow a couple of the Knights younger players to make their first baskets of the season, which made the game a win in spirit even if the scoreboard didn’t reflect the feeling.

Nola Fuller, No. 15, trying to make her way through the strong Consort Stinger defence, including No. 44 Abby Schetzsle when Consort visited Theresetta for a league game on Jan. 29.
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Working well on offence, boys basketball

The boy’s basketball team did a great job against the Altario team on Mon. Jan. 27. The boys played well together and took home a big score of 70+ points and the win.

They were able to keep their momentum going and repeat their 70+ score against the Consort Cobras on Wed. Jan. 29.

Their coach was happy to see the team working well together on offence. The boys hosted a home tournament on Sat. Feb. 1.

Teams from Gus Wetter and Erskine joined in on the fun and the Theresetta gym played host to a great day of basketball.

The Knights made it to the final game and lost a tight one, 40-45 to Gus Wetter.

Theresetta’s new Mindful Monday Club started on Feb. 3. Mrs. Ries started the club this year to share her passion of meditation.

Ten kids showed up to give the club a try and they had a great time doing some breathing meditation, learning about the parts of the brain, and even a walking meditation.

It was a great way to relax and focus their energy.

The Theresetta Elementary classes enjoyed their annual Ski Trip at the Valley Ski Club on Fri. Feb. 7.

The group was grateful to have amazing weather and pretty good snow conditions.

 

by K. Smawley

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