Author Archives: Deb


About Deb

I thank the Lord for the opportunity to teach kindergarten at Holy Cross Lutheran School. I pray my classroom is a warm, nurturing environment where students can play, experience and learn…especially how much their Savior, Jesus Christ, loves them!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Thank you, God, for Lutheran Schools and our Grandparents!

What a wonderful week at Holy Cross Lutheran School! Here are grades K, 1 and 2 practicing for our Spring Concert!

Here is our kindergarten class the evening of our beautiful concert! (Thank you to our music director, Mrs. Franson!)

This week we began our PLANT unit and watched Jack and the Beanstalk,

talked about “how bean plants grow”, cut out “bean houses” or “Little Sprout Houses” and placed bean seeds in moist ziploc bags!

We “planted” them by our back entrance doors! We will check on their progress after Spring Break!

On Friday, we welcomed our Grandparents and Special Loved Ones! We drew pictures of them!

After an “All-School Program” in our gym, we had fun in our classrooms! Here we are making “Rainbows in a Jar!”

Here we played at our Light Table,

played with Marble Works,

our Sensory Table with Gardening Tools,

and checkers!

We also love “Don’t Break the Ice”! (we read words on the ice cubes before we “break” them!)

Here’s our parade of some of our special families:

Thank you, God, for a special week in our school.               HAPPY SPRING (and break),  EVERYONE!






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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dr. Seuss “Favorites”! (cont’d!)

In our journals, we wrote about our FAVORITE Dr. Seuss books! “Duck Feet”, 

“Green Eggs and Ham”,

“One Fish, Two Fish, Green Fish, Blue Fish”,

“One Fish, Two Fish…” (also!)

“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”,

“Wacky Wednesday”,

and “The Cat in the Hat”! We loved illustrating the titles, and reading them to our class!



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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ s birthday, ALL WEEK!

In Morning Work we “did Seuss work” and spelled “Seuss words” out of play doh!

We read from “The Cat in the Hat” and dressed like the Cat!

In Math, we measured the Cat and other characters with linking cubes and partners!

It took just 3 days to make the Grinch smile! Our “acts of kindness” made us ALL smile!


After watching “Green Eggs and Ham”, we tasted some!

Most of us liked them!!!

After reading “One Fish Two Fish”, we enjoyed some fish! Thank you, Mrs. Wilson!

We estimated how many goldfish were in a container, and Elikya was closest! Congratulations!

We played Dr. Seuss coding games in Computer Lab,

they were SO fun!!!

We printed our names and addresses on envelopes. We will receive Dr. Seuss erasers soon “in the mail!”

At center time we played a Math Truffula Tree game,

played a “Cat in the Hat” game,

read lots of Dr. Seuss books,

“hid Wockets” (and found them!),

and laughed A LOT!!!

We had a fun week!

Thank you, God, for authors like Dr. Seuss!




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Friday, March 2, 2018

Hail to the Chief!

Hail To The Chief Video

Thomas Jefferson

Harry S. Truman

William Howard Taft

Grover Cleveland

The kindergartners drew a President’s name out of Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat! They wrote 1, 2 or 3 sentences to share with our class!

They all did a GREAT job sharing “fun facts” with us!

After hearing lots of stories about George Washington and Abe Lincoln this month, we chose our favorite and wrote one “fun fact” in our journal!

We painted some beautiful stars and flags,

and hung them in the hallway!

Come read and learn about our Presidents!

Abe Lincoln was 6 feet 4 inches tall! (without his hat!)

We celebrated the end of our unit with a U.S.A. flag cake!

We added blueberries and strawberries!

We ALL gave it a “thumbs up!”

Thank you, God, for our Presidents!

Please guide and lead them! AMEN!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!


On the day we observed Ash Wednesday, we also celebrated Valentine’s Day. How fitting! “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life.”

We passed out our Valentines in the hallway during our afternoon party!

Other fun Valentine party centers were: Twister,

making a beautiful Valentine bracelet,

playing Valentine bingo with prizes,

and frosting and eating delicious HEART cookies! YUM!!!

Thanks to ALL of our Moms and Dads for joining us and helping with our party!

“We love because HE first loved us!” 1 John 4:19


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Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy 100th!!!


We celebrated 100 Days of School!!! We each brought a 100 “collection” to show!

Then we glued 100 shapes onto our favorite ice cream cones!

They looked yummy!

In Math, we colored a fun Mystery paper!

We also formed our favorite number with playdoh…

built a 100-cup Tower…

danced the Macarena with Dr. Jean as we counted to 100…

counted 100 steps from our classroom and  ended up at  Mr. B’s classroom!!!

We read about Miss Bindergarten’s Kindergarten and THEIR 100th day…

and we feasted on 100 snacks! 10 of 10 kinds!

Thank you, God, for 100 days of learning,

and FUN!!!


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Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy Epiphany!

We learned about the Wise Men coming to see Jesus! They followed the Bethlehem Star on camels! We did, too!

We sang as we brought OUR gifts to Him!

What were the gifts we brought?

We wrote: “my love”, “a cross”, “a necklace”, “some of my toys”, “a kitty”, “all of my kindness”, “my thanks for dying on the cross”, “gold”, “my dog”, “all of my love”, “the star”, “my heart and my love”…

We knelt like the Wise Men did. to praise our Savior/King!

We came back to our room and made our own Bethlehem Stars!

“Oh, come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord”!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!


We celebrated Jesus’ birthday all week!

We sang with grades 1-5 at our wonderful Christmas concert!

In Math this week we worked with geoboards! Here is a design of the stable where Jesus was born!

A Christmas tree design!

Mr. Dunleavy came and read us Christmas stories!

One of our centers was using magnatiles on our light table! What a beautiful Christmas tree and Star!

Our Middle School Band played Christmas music for us!

We ALL want to be in the band!

In Computer Lab, we played Christmas Math and Reading games!

We even made Christmas Palm Trees while traveling through Brazil!

We used Christmas ribbon to measure Jesus’ manger!

The Second Graders sang a Christmas song to us, and read to us, too!

Happy Birthday, Jesus! Thank you for being our Savior!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!



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Friday, December 15, 2017

Gingerbread FUN!

We LOVE Gingerbread at Christmas time!

After reading LOTS of Gingerbread Man stories, we cut out and decorated our own!

“Gingerbread Friends” kept us company all day!

Then we rolled out some gingerbread dough, and cut out our OWN cookies!

We baked them for a FULL 8 minutes, and DIDN’T peek!!!

We LOVED them!

At center time, we spelled “gingerbread” words with chenille stems!

Of course, our words are CHRISTMAS words!!!

We also graphed gum drops from our Gingerbread Nativities!

It was fun playing in our GINGERBREAD Sensory table!

We remember the REAL reason for the Season, is Jesus our Savior’s birth! Here He is with Mary and Joseph in our Gingerbread Nativities!

Merry Christmas to us, Everyone!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!



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What is H-I-B-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N?!

We learned that Hibernation is a “long, deep sleep!”

Our favorite teddies spent the day with us before we bid them “farewell”!!!

They could even join us in listening to our parent reader! Thank you, Mrs. Livernois!

We learned “fun facts” about bears! (They aren’t true hibernators! They can wake up in their cave to get a snack and then fall asleep, again!)

Our Science experiment this week showed us that God gave bears an extra layer of fat so they don’t feel the cold! (We used Crisco shortening!)

Our hands felt cold BEFORE we used the shortening! Then they felt warm!

Then it was time for our last hug!

Into the cave our teddies went!

We “bear walked” with them to the cave!

We will wake up our teddies on Jan. 4! Our first day back to school after Christmas vacation!

Sleep tight, Teddies! We love you!



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