Recently the 4th graders learned about the Tower of Babel. They also got to participate in a fun activity of building the tallest tower they could out of plastic cups. The challenge was that at first they could not vocally communicate with each other. Just like when God made the people speak in many different languages so that they would have trouble completing their tower to heaven. After a few minutes, the class then could talk and their towers were nothing short of amazing. The lesson learned is that when we give God the glory and work well together, all things are possible!
Miss Clark’s 4th Grade Class
What better way to get to know your new school surroundings than to follow a freshly baked Gingerbread Man! Luckily, he left helpful clues along the way.
We also took the opportunity to compare and contrast several versions of “Gingy” stories with a variety of characters and settings. We had to learn to spell f-o-x so Gingy would feel safe enough to return to our room for good. Of course, we had to promise not to eat him (even though he looks delicious). Friends don’t eat friends.
Later in the year, a little Gingy will have a sleepover at each friend’s house and write up a sleepover report for our Gingy Journal. While enjoying the excitement of the hunt, we had the chance to work on building our class community, solving problems and riddles, communicating through writing as we read and then composed notes to him, and even turning right and left as we went from place to place.
Mrs. Linda Warneke, Kindergarten
STEM! (Science Technology Engineering & Math)
Does it sink or float? My kindergarten class had a fun time exploring and working together to see which objects would sink or float. They were also able to explore with a toy boat and a toy raft to see which one would hold more animals before it sunk to the bottom. With trial and error, they were able to see that the raft held more animals because of its flat surface. Science is fun!
Mrs. Molly Harrison, Kindergarten