Give thanks with our voices was our class theme for October. How fitting that we and the other lower-grade students were able to start the month off by singing in church on Sunday, October 8th. Parents, thanks for bringing your children.
Our studies are becoming more rigorous as we wrap up the first quarter of the school year. Students should be bringing home corrected math assignments to correct, English practice books to finish and check, social studies and science to study, and weekly spelling words to study. Please ask to see your child’s work.
FYI, memory work can be recited at home. Just ask your child to say it to you and sign your child’s memory sheet for the given day. If more than one or two helps were needed, have them study some more and say it again. They may say the passages and verses in shortened parts if this helps them to learn it.
The chapter books we are reading in class continue to entertain us and provide many educational activities for the students. Predicting, visualizing, citing evidence, and noting point of view are all things we’ve become better at doing. The children’s favorite book so far has been Frindle. What was your child’s favorite part?
Thank you parents for encouraging your children and me as we continue into the second semester. It brings real joy seeing your children getting along so well and working together. Continued blessings as we move forward together!
We are learning about the Arctic and Antarctic and drawing igloos using chalk. (Grayson) In the winter it is always dark and in the summer it is always sunny. (Deacon) The temperature in winter can be 128 degrees below zero! (August) The biggest penguin is the Emperor Penguin! (Tenley) We are going to learn about the ocean next. (Chloe) We are doing fun art and learning to shade. (Emmie) We are learning to do Rocket Math to practice our math facts. (Tori) We heard how the Israelites were sick of having manna in the morning and quail at night so they complained and God sent poisonous snakes. (Coraline) Whenever we have a new Bible story, we color a picture to go with it and then use it to tell the Bible story. (Riley) We are excited about our Kids in Action night that is coming up on Thursday, Feb. 1st! ~ The First Graders
Merry Christmas from the 6th grade! We celebrated on the last day of school before Christmas with our first student-planned classroom party, lead by the Student Council. Students have been studying Egyptian culture and the laws of motion, and focusing on using context to understand meaning in both our study of the novel Rascal and our afternoon Bible study. Next semester we look forward to even more student-directed learning opportunities with literature circles in reading class and student-choice Bible study topics. God bless your Christmas!
“Estén siempre alegres, oren sin cesar, den gracias a Dios en toda situación porque esta es su voluntad para ustedes en Cristo Jesús.”
-1 Tesalonicenses 5:16-18
Señora Renae Kramer
Check out these fun websites to keep your child(ren)'s brains engaged throughout the school year:
This list is just a start. Youtube also has many great thematic videos on various topics in Spanish.
In His Service,
Señora Renae Kramer
I am still receiving compliments about the Christmas on the Road presentation that the 7th and 8th graders performed in the middle of December. The work that they put in has truly paid off, the compliments are much appreciated. The 7th and 8th graders are looking forward to presenting information on their choice capital city at the Social Studies Fair in early February. They are also working hard on their social skills as they work on creating a presentation to give to the class based on a section in our World History books. As we brave the cold and continue learning we remember our focus as a school and class with our mission statement: Making disciples of Jesus Christ through the Word and a Christ-centered curriculum.
This month has been great for Grade 3! We are enjoying learning our classroom routines and all the new changes that third grade brings. Our students are currently listening to our read aloud novel of The BFG, while exploring other elements of literature. In Science, we are discovering ways to classify and identify animals. In math, we are reinforcing how to add, subtract, and solve world problems. We look forward to our continued growth as we finish up our first quarter of the school year.
A Happy Thanksgiving to you! During the Thanksgiving season, we especially remember all the blessings that our gracious Heavenly Father gives to us. In second grade we made a “Thanksgiving Tree” filled with our blessings, and we wrote in our journals blessings that we are thankful for that God has given us. Seeing how Thanksgiving is Turkey Day, we made a “Turkey Glove” in our art class. It was very cool!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Christmas is just around the corner, and the busy of Christmas is underway. This is my favorite time of year...the holiday baking, the Christmas trees and lights, gift and presents, and just pure, utter joy! But, Christmas is so much more than all of those things. Christmas is the celebration of the Christ-child who would live the perfect life and die an innocent death, all so I can be with him in heaven some day. The joy and peace of Christmas is focused in our Savior, the baby born in the manger!
The fifth grade at St. John wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Rejoice in the God who sent his Son! Rejoice that we are forgiven! Rejoice with the angels in saying, "Glory to God in the highest!"
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
** Homework Link: https://planbook.com/planbook.html?t=1380166&k=stjohn