Friday, April 28, 2017

Easter means “NEW LIFE”

We rejoice that Christ our Savior is Risen!

Jesus had been beaten by the soldiers before He was crucified. We acted it out when we made Resurrection Cookies.

The salt we tasted reminded us of the tears of the mourners as Jesus carried His cross to Calvary.

On the cross, Jesus was thirsty. Jesus was given vinegar from a sponge. It smelled AWFUL!

Sugar tastes sweet, and so is the “good news” that Jesus died to give us NEW LIFE in HIM!

The tomb was empty! Our cookies were hollow to remind us, and white, like the angel’s bright robe! The angel said, “He is not here, He is risen!”

At our recent “He is Risen” party, we enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt,

we found LOTS of eggs!

In our hallway, we raced eggs on spoons!

We walked forwards AND backwards! It was FUN!

We played Easter Bingo and won prizes!

Our craft/snack was a bunny in a car!


Then we “taped” a tail on Peter Cottontail!

We won prizes here, too!

When we were finished, we colored BEAUTIFUL Easter eggs!

Thank you, Moms, for all of your help!

Thank you, God, for our NEW LIfE through Jesus Christ!

Happy Easter, Everyone!  “HE is Risen, HE is Risen, HE is Risen, Indeed!  Alleluia!!!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

We LOVE Butterflies!

We have been learning about God’s beautiful BUTTERFLIES!

We’ve used describing words to talk about caterpillars and butterflies,

We’ve printed sentences about their 4 stages!

We’ve typed the 4 stages in Computer Lab, too!

The 4 Stages are: Egg,



and Butterfly! (Here we are “catching” one!)

In our travels to Western Samoa, we painted “symmetrical” butterflies,

used cool magnifying glasses to examine pictures better,

traced templates and designed our favorites,

printed Butterfly words on our White board,

watched a youtube movie about the metamorphosis process,

ink-stamped the 4 Stages and labeled them,

 formed playdoh words from Eric Carle’s
“The Hungry Caterpillar” book,

and spelled words from our Butterfly list! (We are also waiting for our Painted Lady Butterflies to hatch out of their chrysalises! Do stay tuned!) 


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

We celebrate Lutheran’s School Week!


Welcome, Grandparents and Loved Ones, to our wonderful school!

We celebrated our Holy Cross Lutheran Church’s 75th Birthday, by dressing up like they would in their day!

Here we are, planting bean seeds, for our PLANT unit!

We dressed up for “Crazy Day”!

Thursday night, we sang in our K-5th Grade Program, “Sticky Notes”.

We spoke and sang beautiful praises to our Lord!

Friday, we invited our Grandparents and Loved Ones to our school, for the morning!

We read together,

played together,

built together,

and loved every minute!

Thank you, God, for our families, and for their love and faith in our Savior, Jesus!

May God continue to bless our families, and Holy Cross Lutheran School!

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

The Cat in the Hat helped us do our jobs,

helped us graph our favorite Dr. Seuss books,

enjoyed a red/white patterned snack with us,

helped us spell “Cat in the Hat” words,

introduced us to Dr. Seuss computer games,

and ate Truffula Tree seeds with us! YUM!

After hearing the story of “One Fish, Two Fish”, we estimated how many goldfish crackers were in a container! 333! Ava was closest and WON!

After hearing “Green Eggs and Ham”, we enjoyed some!

All of us liked them!!! (4 had said “no”, but changed their minds after tasting!!!)

We watched “Yertle the Turtle” and

stacked up our own turtles!

After hearing “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”,

we tried to get him to smile with acts of kindness!

We showed everyone the love of Jesus!

Mrs. Wilson showed us how the Grinch’s heart grew so much bigger! (using baking soda and vinegar!)

Fun centers included: making a Truffula Village with lego buildings and trees,

reading Dr. Seuss books in our Reading Nook,

listening to his books,

printing words from our favorite Seuss books,

(SO many rhymed!),

we hid and found Wockets,

sorted Seuss colors and shapes,

and played a Math addition game with Truffula trees!

Thank you, God, for Dr. Seuss, and all of his wonderful books!


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Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy President’s Day!

As our Presidents stepped forward, we sang “Hail to the Chief” and saluted them! This is President Abraham Lincoln!

Our Presidents read Fun Facts about themselves! President James Madison wrote most of our Constitution!

President Ulysses S. Grant loved to race horses!

President Franklin Roosevelt was the first to be on T.V.!

President Calvin Coolidge walked his pet raccoon, Rebecca, on a leash!

President John Adams lost all of his teeth!

President William Howard Taft loved baseball, once got stuck in the bathtub, and after his presidency, became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court!

President Zachary Taylor’s tenure was only 31 days!

President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth, had Babe Ruth bars named after her!

President Teddy Roosevelt had Teddy Bears named after him!

President William Henry Harrison, our 9th President, had 10 children and 48 grandchildren! One grandchild, Benjamin, was our 23rd President!

President Dwight Eisenhower, from Kansas, loved to golf and paint! Our 4th graders travel to his birthplace (Abilene), annually!

We learned Abraham Lincoln was 6 feet, 4 inches tall! (Without his stovepipe hat!)

Did you know our flag flies on top of the White House when the President is home?

After our reports, we helped decorate our Flag Cake!

It was yummy!

We traced and cut out stars at one of our centers,

and built log cabins! Many early presidents were born in them!

Come read our reports and learn something new about our leaders!

Thank you, God, for our Presidents!  Please lead and guide them and bless the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

God is LOVE!

“We LOVE because HE first loved us!!!” 1 John 4:16

Jesus said “Let the children come to Me!” Each kindergartner pointed to themselves in our Flannel board story!

Jesus loves the people of Serbia, too. We knitted wreaths while learning about this country!

We journaled about what we LOVE!

We LOVED our Valentine’s Day party! We played Twister,

Valentine Bingo,

made Hat crafts,

decorated and ate cookies and healthy snacks,

and passed out Valentine cards to our friends!

Thank you, God, for friends!

Thank you to our wonderful families for joining in the fun!

We also LOVE our school, Holy Cross Lutheran! We cheered for our teams!  These kindergarten friends won for School Spirit,

and these friends won for school buttons!

Thank you, Jesus, our Savior, for LOVING us and our school!

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Our 100th Day Celebration!


Welcome to our 100th Day of School!

Our bowls of “ice cream” had 100 sprinkles! YUM!

Everyone brought a “100” collection to show!


Everyone’s idea was unique!

In Math, we worked on a “100-link” chain!

10 links of 10 colors!

We got to eat 10 each of 10 snacks!

Our hats were for Groundhog Day AND 100th Day!

Puxatawney Phil saw his shadow, so we’ll have 6 more weeks of cold weather!


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Happy Birthday, KANSAS!


We learned about our State’s flower, animal, bird, seal, tree, reptile, insect and flag!

Kansas turned 156 years old!

Great Plains Nature Center (Mr. Todd) brought a King snake to show us!

It was brown and yellow, our State’s colors!

It shed it’s exoskeleton, which was very long!

We touched the snake AND a box turtle, the Kansas State Reptile!

The Third Grade made wonderful State projects which we could see.

We look forward to making them when WE are in Third Grade!




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Friday, January 20, 2017

Thank you, God, for our BODIES!


We learned about our SKELETONS! We have 206 bones in our body.

We made “x-rays” of our hand and wrist! Thank you, God, for BONES that help support our movement!

Some foods are healthier than others! We “plated” proteins, dairy, vegetables, fruits and grains!


We outlined our bodies with blocks! Some of us needed more blocks than others!

Thank you, Nurses, Doctors, Dentists and others who help us take care of ourselves!

One of the kindergartners even wants to be a doctor when she grows up!

In our Science experiment we found out how much sugar is in foods we enjoy! (The less the amount of sugar cubes inside, the better! )Corn has 11/2 cubes of sugar, per serving!

A serving of melon includes 3 cubes of sugar!

3 choc. chip cookies include 3 cubes!

A small Snickers bar, has 4 1/2 cubes!

An entire orange has 6 cubes of sugar!

A bottle of Snapple Tea also has 6!

An individual bag of Skittles has 12 cubes! Uh Oh!

An Oreo McFlurry has 18 1/2 cubes of sugar inside!

And the biggest number of cubes in our Food List, was the 28 cubes of sugar found in a small-size McDonald’s Strawberry Shake!

This teaches us what foods to eat sparingly, and remember, fruits and vegetables are the best for our bodies!




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Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Epiphany!


Our Bible story this week was about EPIPHANY, the coming of the “Magi” (Wise Men) to see Jesus.

We wrote what we wanted to give to Jesus. “Our…love, whole heart, gold and pearls…” were some of our gifts!

Many of us wanted to give Jesus our LOVE!

The Bethlehem Star led us and our camels to see Jesus!

We sang through the hallway, “Silent Night”, “God loves Me Dearly”, “Jesus Loves Me”…

Like the Wise Men, we laid our gifts before Him,

and knelt to praise Him.

Pastor Snow showed us REAL gold, frankincense and myrrh. Did you know at the time, myrrh was the most valuable gift?

Our crowns tied in with our Country of the Week, the United Kingdom!

We saw Pastor Snow’s slides from England, tasted “bangers and mash”,

and watched a Beatrix Potter movie, as she was from England!

We learned about how SNOW is formed and cut some of our own out of coffee filters!

Mrs. Wilson’s Science experiment this week was about how to melt ice!

Out of 6 substances, water melts ice the fastest! Then follows: iodized salt, ice melt, kosher salt, sugar and ice alone! Some of us guessed correctly!

“Shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life.” Philippians 2:15-16 HAPPY EPIPHANY, TO ONE AND ALL!


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