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, December 6, 2019

Fun at the Applejack Pumpkin Patch!

 

After our PUMPKIN unit we went to Applejack Pumpkin Patch!

Thanks to all our parents, grandparents and siblings who joined us!

Besides seeing firsthand the stages in a pumpkin's life cycle...

...we also had LOTS of fun!

We got to ride a wagon to the pumpkin patch and choose our favorite to decorate with our 8th grade chapel buddies!

Thank You, God, for PUMPKIN fun with our families!

 
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Celebrating our 50 “Days of School”!

We recently celebrated 50 Days of School with a Sock Hop!

Girls wore poodle skirts and boys wore their hair slicked back!

Music was playing and we did some dance moves with our large screen!

We swung our partners round and round!!!

Even our families joined in the fun!!!

Don't you wish you could have been there?!

Afterwards we "drove our cars" back to class and enjoyed fun snacks!

Thank you, God, for 50+ days of learning!

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Fall means PUMPKINS!

Recently we learned about PUMPKINS! Here we labeled: skin, stem, tendril, meat and seeds!

We used popsicle sticks, chenille stems, and links to measure ours. Then we drew them on our report.

Here is a playdoh pumpkin!

Our pumpkin foods we tasted were: seeds, bread, pie and cupcakes! Our class favorite? It was close...CUPCAKES!

We learned the life cycle of pumpkins: seed, vine, stem, flower, green, unripe pumpkin and ripe, orange pumpkin!

Pastor Snow told us how WE are like pumpkins. God chooses us, washes our sins away, (through Baptism)...

removes our sins (through Jesus' death on the cross) and saves us!

(Our pumpkin had 346 seeds!)

Because of Jesus' love for us, we ought to share that love with others!

Thank you, God, for creating PUMPKINS!

 
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We LOVE Birds!

We learned about different kinds of birds. We made our favorite in a nest all it's own!

We labeled their: eyes, beak, wings, feet and tail. This is Clara's cardinal!

We used stencils to trace birds, then colored them like our favorites! Benjamin likes eagles!

It was a tricky center, but we used tongs to "eat" birdseed!

OUR birds with beaks!!!

We made owls with a feather AB pattern!

Cade is showing how he spread sun butter on a pinecone and added birdseed!

Lining up to take them outside!

We hung them on a tree for our feathered friends!

We also had fun sorting eggs and building nests at our sensory table!

Thank you, God, for creating BIRDS!

 
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Apple FUN!

September was the month we learned about APPLES! We stamped our favorite color of apples, and cut and wove our own basket!!!

One of our Science experiments had us cut an apple in half, to see the APPLE STAR!

We labeled the parts of an apple...

sequenced them 1-30...

peeled them...

...this came from ONE apple! The birds LOVED our peelings!

We tasted our homemade applesauce, slices with caramel, pie and cider. Our class favorite? Apple slices with caramel! A CLOSE contest!

We even shaped apples and their parts our of playdough!

Check our our kindergarten APPLE tree!

We celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday and did fun activities ALL day!

Thank you, God, for creating and giving us APPLES!  YUM!!!!!

 
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Center FUN!

 

The kindergartners have enjoyed afternoon centers this year! Dressing up as "Community Helpers",     

creating with straws and connectors,

Sensory table fun ("gardening!"),

copying Teddy Bear patterns,

exploring with pattern blocks,

matching objects to beginning consonants on our rug,

and playing Alphabet Bingo!

We've had fun afternoons in KINDERGARTEN!

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Our First Week of School!

 

Welcome, all our "KINDERGARTEN BOOKWORMS"!!!

We have been busy: drawing self-portraits,

listening to our favorite storyteller "Mrs. Vanwey" in the library,

listening to two of our moms read to us,

planting carrot seeds in egg cartons,

"planting" in our sensory table,

copying teddy bear patterns,

playing Alphabet Bingo,

matching objects to beginning consonants on our rug,

creating with straws,

dressing up as Community Helpers,

exploring with pattern blocks,

and receiving presents from St. Nicholas! (in our Luxembourg travels!)

We THANK GOD for Lutheran schools, learning and exploring,  and especially, our Savior,  JESUS!!!

   
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Our Q and U Wedding!

Today, we had the "Exquisite Wedding" of Q and U!

We heard the story of how Q and U were lonely, but when they met they ALWAYS wanted to be together!

To ensure they could always spell words together, we got ready for their wedding!

Princess Q had her Maid of Honor help her get ready!

Prince U had his Best Man help him get ready, too!

The guests were all invited from "Alphabet Town"! Can you read their names?! (letters?!)

Q and U listened intently!

They exchanged rings, too!

After the ceremony was over, the guests rang their bells and cheered! "QU Qu Qu Qu!!!"

May Q and U make many words together!

The cake at the reception...

was enjoyed by...

...EVERYONE!        

"Congratulations, Q and U!"

   

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Friday, April 5, 2019

We Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

In early March, we celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

We love listening to and reading his books!

Each day we read one of his books and did a fun activity! Here is a "Roll and Color" Birthday Math sheet in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday!

After reading "One Fish, Two Fish", we estimated how many goldfish were in a fishbowl! Ezekiel won!!!

All week we performed "acts of kindness" to help the Grinch smile!

Yea! We had a VERY kind week!

In Computer class we played "Cat in the Hat" literacy games!

We guessed if we'd like "green eggs and ham" (after reading the story) and most of us did!

We ALL love Dr. Seuss!

Thank you, God, for Dr. Seuss' WONDERFUL books!

   
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Grandparent’s Day FUN!

We sang "Martin's Doors" with the First and Second Graders Thursday, March 6. . It was BEAUTIFUL!

Earlier Thursday, we had some Grandparent readers!

What a nice surprise!

The next day was Grandparent's Day!  We played with the light table, marbleworks, Don't Break the Ice game, and made Sand Necklaces and Sand Jars!

God, thank You for Lutheran Schools, Grandparents and Your Son, Jesus, our Savior!

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