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Science, skits, songs and more

Kora Kulzer explains her science project about plant growth to another St. Agnes student during the Celebration of Learning. (Contributed) 1 / 4
Maranda and Bryce Fischer try to complete a science challenge of building a structure with 20 spaghetti noodles and a yard of tape that would support a marshmallow. (Contributed) 2 / 4
St. Agnes students (left to right) Bryce Fischer, John Bentfield, Ivy Christensen and Stella Hoeper present a Readers Theatre play at Celebration of Learning. (Contributed)3 / 4
Blaise Hoeper attempts his science challenge: Creating a "Marbleworks" chute from paper towel tubes. (Contributed)4 / 4

From building structures out of noodles to complete a science challenge to presenting theatrical performances, students at St. Agnes School in Osakis showcased some of the things they learned May 17.

The annual "Celebration of Learning" invited parents, grandparents and special guests to discover the many activities and projects St. Agnes students are involved in.

Each grade showcased a performance or presentation for their guests. Projects were also on display throughout the hallways for guests to browse.

Initially, the Celebration of Learning began as an art fair but now focuses on showcasing what students are learning in the classroom by bringing the content to life through plays, songs and other activities.

This year, kindergarteners sang a song, "Holo Amigos" and presented a play, "The Glum Princess."

First- and second-graders performed a skit, "Aladdin and the Magic Pickle Jar."

Students in third and fourth grade showed science challenges they solved them.

Fifth- and sixth-graders presented classroom displays.

A science fair featuring the work of third through sixth-graders took place in the lunchroom. Just like the actual scientific method, their projects included a hypothesis, experiment, results and conclusion.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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