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 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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Saturday, January 7, 2017

We learn about BEARS and Hibernation!


We learned some Fun Facts about Hibernation!

Each kindergartner brought a favorite bear to school!

After some fun activities, we made masks,


sang songs, said “Good Bye” and,

placed them in a Den/Cave!

We sealed it shut!

After Christmas Break, we stretched, bear crawled, and…

“woke up” our BEARS!

We read to them and enjoyed some Teddy Grahams!

Our Science experiment showed us how God made Bears able to withstand the cold! He gave them blubber!




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Christmas Party Fun!

At our party, we decorated each other,

“taped” the tail on Rudolph,

decorated “yummy” Christmas trees,

made tri-bead candy cane crafts,

and played Christmas Bingo!

THANK YOU to ALL of our parents for helping/coming!

Merry Christmas, to one and ALL!



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Friday, January 6, 2017

A Gingerbread Christmas!

We also celebrated Christmas by making Nativities out of Gingerbread!

Look inside! Do you see Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus?


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Jesus, our Savior, is Born!

Advent means “waiting”!

Our Advent chains helped us count the 25 Days to Christmas, Jesus’ Birthday!

Our fun Science experiment was making “Candy Cane Volcanos”!

A kind church member donated a beautiful Nativity to our classroom!

We love to act out the Christmas Story!

We sang about it in our Christmas Program!

We sang beautiful praises!

Our Candle Art,

and Nativities tell the Story, too!

Even in our trip to Brazil, we made Christmas Palm trees!

Jesus, our SAVIOR, is born!

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