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, 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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Monday, December 4, 2017

Guatemala Friends Visiting!


We were excited to have our friends from Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Zacapa, Guatemala, visit our classroom today!


Senora Amey and they helped us sing some songs in Spanish!     

We had fun!

Then we got to make turkeys with crayons, glue and paper “feathers”!

In Guatemala, they eat turkey for Christmas dinner! 

Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by!  God bless all of you!


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Living like a Pilgrim!

We wove placemats for our Play! The pilgrims wove rugs!

See our patterns?! FALL colors, too!

Native Americans planted corn, and some had kernels of different colors! We made ornaments of Indian corn! (tribeads!)

We practiced reciting our ABC’S with “hornbooks” like the real Pilgrim children!

The girls participated in a Spelling Bee!

The boys did, too! Here they are wearing their hornbooks!

Our winners! Congratulations! The Pilgrims had weekly Bees!

We copied patterns of pies with linking cubes,

and ears of corn, too!

Rauri brought in real arrowheads to show us! Cool! Native Americans used these for hunting!

We “hunted” for turkey,

made play doh shapes of Thanksgiving foods,

hooked pot holders,

spelled “leaf” words on our light table,

and created BEAUTIFUL turkeys with our families!

Here is one of our Wampanoag friends!

Here we are practicing our Thanksgiving Play!

Like the Pilgrims, we have SO much to thank God for!


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happy 50th Day of School!


This past Wednesday, we celebrated our 50th Day of School with a SOCK-HOP!

It was so much fun dancing to the songs and dance steps on the screen!

There were tables of bottles of water and NuWay cars full of yummy snacks!

Thanks to our wonderful room parents who planned, donated and joined us!

In our classroom, we “raced to 50” in Math!

Rolling dice, we played with partners to see who could get to 50 first!

Counting is fun!

Thank you, God, for 50 days of fun and learning!


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We learned “fun facts” about spiders!

Did you know: spiders are ARACHNIDS, have 8 legs, don’t all spin webs, are predators, some live in the ground, most are not harmful, lay up to 1000 eggs, and have up to 8 eyes?

We loved making our own!

Mrs. Livernois even read to us a book about SPIDERS!

We made a large classroom web out of yarn!

It was fun!

We also made some “magic” spiders and webs!

Thank you, God, for SPIDERS, and the insects they eat for us!


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We learned about Fire Safety!


We learned about Fire Safety. Here we “sound-spelled” sentences about a Fire Truck!

In our journals, we wrote one “fun fact” about Fire Safety we will remember! “Don’t play with matches!”

“Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency”!

We made dalmations in Art. Did you know they used to help fire fighters rescue people?

In P.E. we practiced Fire Safety skills! Climbing a ladder,

walking to safety,

crawling where the air is easier to breathe,

crawling to safety,

and “stop, drop and roll”!

We thank Anna’s Dad, Mr. Boring, for talking to us about keeping safe.

We want to talk to our families about: smoke detectors, meeting places and calling 9-1-1!

Thank you, God, for firemen and keeping us safe!


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