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!

Monday, March 4, 2019

We celebrate PRESIDENTS’ DAY!


We enjoyed our Presidents' Day unit!

We drew a President's name out of Abe Lincoln's stovepipe hat, and printed 1, 2 or more FUN FACTS about them!

We colored a cover for our "report" and invited our 8th grade "chapel buddies" to hear a few!

We sang "Hail to the Chief" as our Presidents stepped forward!

After our Presidents were finished, "Congress" clapped! Then we worked on a White House craft together!

Together we colored, cut and glued a pretty White House windsock!

When our crafts were finished, we enjoyed a FLAG cake! After the 8th graders return from Washington D.C., THEY will share with us their experience!

This week we journaled about our President,

read them to our class,

built log cabins at center time, (many were born in them!)

and even did a PENNY experiment! Which solution cleans a dirty penny the best?!

Vinegar/salt, ketchup, soapy water, water, soda...

Olivia guessed correctly!


Here are some of our Presidents! (Check out their reports in our hallway!)

Thank you, God, for Presidents. Please watch over and guide them and bless our nation!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Valentine’s Day and Spirit Week FUN!

What a FUN Valentine's Day party we had!

Our centers included a "lacing heart" craft...

a graham cracker decorating/storytime table...

a fun hallway relay...


and a card exchange!

It was a fun, fellowship opportunity for families, too!

For Spirit Week we dressed up as Characters,

decorated School Spirit buttons,

wore our designs,

girls took part in a cheerleader camp,

and performed at the Pep Rally!

We got to sit on the bleachers and cheer for our basketball teams!

Our two "most spirited" kindergartners!!!

Our kindergarten button winner!


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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Happy 100th Day!

Friday was our 100th day of school! We celebrated all day with fun activities! Here are our collections:

We displayed them in the hallway!

We also made bowls with our favorite ice cream, with 100 "sprinkles"!  Yum!!!

Then at our tables,  we made  20-link chains!  Our 5 tables together made a 100-link chain!


We rotated through first and second grade and kindergarten for fun centers, then watched a 100-minute movie!

Thank you, God, for 100 Days of Learning!

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Friday, January 18, 2019

EPIPHANY – The Coming of the Magi

We learned about the Wise Men who brought gifts to young Jesus!

We rode our camels to the town of Bethlehem, singing all the way, and brought our gifts to Jesus!

We brought Him gifts, such as:  "my love", "a cheeseburger", "hugs", "my toys", "a bunny", "hugs and kisses", "my love"...

During center time, some of us designed "a star" in honor of the Bethlehem Star!


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Friday, January 4, 2019

Gingerbread Christmas!

Gingerbread Week we heard LOTS of stories of "The Gingerbread Man!"

 We formed Gingerbread words with wikki stix at Daily Five centers...


played with "Gingerbread" in our Sensory table...

helped roll out Gingerbread dough, cut out cookies, baked and ate them...

and made Gingerbread Nativities!  (The REAL Reason for the Season!) See Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus inside?!

Then we designed Gingerbread glyphs.  We showed whether we were  girls or boys... our number of buttons  showed whether we liked the taste of Gingerbread or not...our nose color showed whether we liked the story ending where the Gingerbread Man got eaten, and our bow showed our favorite color!


Here is our glyph.  Do YOU like Gingerbread?!!!  Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hibernation Unit!


Our class brought bear friends to school to help us learn about HIBERNATION!

We learned fun facts about them and sang some songs.

We watched real bears hibernating online,

and journaled about what we learned!

We did an experiment where we used  shortening to see if "fat" helps keep bodies/hands warm!

Crisco shortening and gloves helped keep our hands warm! So we learned extra layers of "fat" keep  bears warm!!!

Our bears listened to stories with us...

showed us how to "hibernate"...

read with us at Daily Five...

played Splash Math on ipads with us...

spelled Christmas words at Word Work with us...

listened at Show 'n Share...

listened to our Parent Reader...

and even learned some computer skills! Here our Tech Buddies (6th Grade) are mentoring them, too!!!

After computer lab, it was time to say goodbye!

We did the bear crawl to our den...

gave farewell hugs...

(We LOVE Bears!)

and sealed them up for the Winter!

Thank you, God, for allowing Bears and other animals to hibernate when food is scarce and the weather is harsh!  We look forward to greeting them in January!!!

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The First Thanksgiving!


We, the Pilgrims from England,

and the Wampanoags from the Plymouth area, Massachusetts, would like to share our story with you!

"Thank you, God, for our families, our food and our homes, TODAY!  Especially, we thank you for  Jesus, our Savior!


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Fun “STEM” learning!

We've been having fun with STEM!  We have copied designs and created our own, from TASK CARDS! The kindergartners would LOVE to do STEM at home!!!!!

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Saturday, November 3, 2018


In our PUMPKIN unit, we labeled its different parts! A seed is planted, then a stem and vine grows, flowers begin and when they fall off, a pumpkin grows!

We cut out our own pumpkins, stem and leaves!

Next, we colored its life cycle!

Pastor Snow came and explained how WE are like pumpkins! God chooses us, cuts out our yucky stuff (forgives all our sins) and...

when we have faith in our Savior Jesus, His light shines through us into a darkened world!!!

We celebrated PUMPKINS with our families at Applejack Pumpkin Patch!

Check out our fun!

Then we enjoyed a snack (and birthday cookie!) before our wagon ride to the Patch!

It was a WONDERFUL field trip!  Thanks, Moms and Dads for joining us!  In the afternoon, we decorated our HARVEST pumpkins with our 8th grade chapel buddies!

Thank you, God, for PUMPKINS, our families, friends, and FUN!! AMEN!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Birds, Birds, Birds!

We loved learning about BIRDS!

We listened to and read LOTS of BIRD books,

Mr. B. showed us his favorite (a whooping crane), and we listened to its "call"! Here we are learning about different sized eggs! The ostrich has the largest! The hummingbird the smallest!

We searched through lots of books for OUR favorites, and wrote about them in our journal,

and illustrated them, too!

We learned about beaks and bills and "ate" sunflower seeds like a bird, using tweezers! (beaks)!

At center time, we traced BIRD templates, cut them out and decorated them!

What's your favorite? Nicholas' is the EAGLE!

We made "Regal Eagle" cookies! YUM!

We journaled about what we would do if WE were a bird!!!

Then we used shortening and birdseed to spread on pinecones...


We think they are going to LOVE them this Winter!

Thank you, God, for BIRDS!

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