Last week at St. John’s was one of the highlights of each school year – Expression Explosion and V.I. P. Day. It was a week to celebrate our students’ talents and hard work throughout the year. Our 2nd graders have been working hard on their writing skills the past few months and got a chance to share them with our Expression Explosion guests and V.I.P.’s. They had persuasive letters to their parents with very convincing arguments. They created their presidential profile with campaign promises if they become president someday. Their sincere hopes and concerns for our country and its citizens is very inspiring. They’ll have my vote someday! April is poetry month so they wrote Haikus and Couplets to work on their descriptive skills. Jack described a leopard as a “slinky animal” and “hunting predator” and Slater described a viper as a “ terrifying slitherer” in their Haikus. Working with rhyming in couplets was a challenge, but Autumn wrote that “Monkeys swing to trees on bendable knees” and Emily wrote, “Listen as the donkey brays. If it’s hungry, it will graze.” It’s so fun to read all of the wonderful poetry the 2nd graders wrote!
The week ended with classrooms packed with V.I.P.’s. Our 2nd graders practiced their public speaking skills by presenting one of their writing projects to our guests, working on reading with expression. They were very polished and definitely impressed their audience. What a blessing to have so much loving support through these special V.I.P.’s, including grandparents, parents, older siblings, and family friends.
The greatest reason we all have to celebrate as a family of God is coming up – Easter. As we journey to the cross throughout Holy Week, we focus on the loving sacrifice our Lord made for all so that we can have new life in Him. We have so many blessings at St. John’s to celebrate, but that is the greatest one of all!
By: Mrs. Cathy Meier, 2nd Grade