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, October 20, 2017

Pumpkin Learning Fun!


We learned the life cycle of PUMPKINS!

A seed is planted, a stem and leaf grow,

a flower (male or female) is formed, then a green pumpkin, which ripens to an orange one!

We read LOTS of PUMPKIN books!

We journaled about our favorite part of our trip to the PUMPKIN patch!

Each of us received a PUMPKIN we decorated with “food stuffs”! Our 8th grade chapel buddies helped us!

Our favorite PUMPKIN food was “pumpkin cookies”!

Thank you, God, for creating PUMPKINS… and all the fun!


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!


We learned about a special man, John Chapman!

He planted apple trees for the pioneers in our country’s Midwest states!

We loved the Disney movie version about “Johnny Appleseed”!

These are our favorite apples!

Each of us helped peel apples to make applesauce!

It cooked all day and was DELICIOUS!

The apple peelings were a treat for our feathered friends and squirrels!

We hope they store these for the Winter!

Thank You, God, for “Johnny Appleseed” (John Chapman), and his help in planting apple trees!


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Friday, September 15, 2017

Apple Fun!

We have been learning about APPLES!

Here are the 6 parts of an APPLE! 

One part is the center or CORE! We made these torn art APPLES in ART!

We “made APPLE pies” at our Sensory table,

ordered numbered APPLES to 30, and measured ourselves!

Next, we stamped APPLE slices in paint! We chose our favorite APPLE color: red, green or yellow.

A beautiful APPLE tree! Our classes’ favorite APPLE is red!

Then we tasted other APPLE foods. Pie, sauce, juice and slices with caramel! YUM!!

Our classes’ favorite APPLE food was “slices with caramel!”

At center time we weighed APPLES and compared their weight to other fruits and vegetables.

Our journals reveal OUR favorites!

What’s YOURS?!


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Friday, September 1, 2017

We traveled to OMAN!


Join us as we fly to Oman!

Bring your passport, please!

The kindergartners are learning…our city, state, country, and continent! Ask them!!!

Some Fun Facts from this week: Most of Oman is desert! Most people speak Arabic! People can ride camels in the capital city of Muscat…and we rode them, too!

Ready for a camel race?!

Camels are sure fast!

They loved their grassy snack while we enjoyed icy popsicles!

We thank you, God, for cactus, deserts, and sunsets!


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Friday, August 25, 2017

God’s Special Gift-the Sun!


How perfect the timing was this week to hear about God creating everything in the entire WORLD!

We could celebrate how special the Sun is, on Solar Eclipse Day!

We watched it happen with our protective glasses, and some of our parents joined us outside!

Thank you, God, for creating the Sun!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Our “Centers” Fun!


At the beginning of kindergarten, we review our letters and sounds! We form our letters with play dough…

it helps strengthen our motor skills as we review!

We also add buttons to our letters as we review how they are formed!

Afternoon centers include: tracing our letters with markers,

playing “Community Helper” Lotto,

writing with “Writing Wizard” on our classroom ipads,

retelling “God Created the World” Bible story with our flannel set,

and dressing up as Community Helpers!

We’ve had a WONDERFUL week in Kindergarten!  Thank you, God, for our Community Helpers!


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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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