Gregory Brand – Principal/Teacher
Praise the Lord! It was so nice to have students in a classroom excited to learn and communicate with one another. Pastor led our Opening Chapel service on Tuesday. He talked about the theme for this school year (Sent to Serve). Students are learning about astronomy in Life Science. We made astrolabes, which are instruments used to measure the angles of heavenly bodies. We also learned about some of the early astronomers. In American History, we worked on a Civics activity book and talked about proper etiquette with the American Flag. We started talking about the Civil War too. We are reviewing a lot of concepts in the Saxon Math series. Students had their first Spelling test of the new year on Thursday. We are playing Lacrosse in Physical Education class. We talked about Complete Sentences and Fragments in English class. They are working on a Creative Space Fantasy story on Google Docs/Slides. Be safe and wear a mask. Let’s keep the spread of Covid-19 from happening in our school.
Upcoming Schedule for the Week of September 14th.
– Morning Announcements (Daniel)
– Hearing & Vision Screenings
– Mr. Grandall’s Music Lessons Begin
– Math Class – Distance Learning
– Spelling Pretest on Unit 2 (Grades 7-8)
– Chapel at 1:00
– Spelling Posttest on Unit 2 (Grades 7-8)
Remember to check FastDirect weekly to see how your child is doing. The schedule of assignment due for the upcoming week is also listed under each subject (typically I do this by Sunday night).
Thanks for such an awesome first week of school in this new era. May the Lord continue to shower your homes with His love and grace! Be safe and wear a mask!
Working for the Lord,
Mr. G. Brand
Principal Mr. Brand
Religion – Concordia’s One in Christ series – grade 5
Our units cover the topics of:
- God and His Word
- The Articles
- Lord’s Prayer
- Worship: in Liturgy and in Life
- The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Memory – We learn the books of the Bible, various hymns, and Bible verses that support on units.
Mathematics – We are using Saxon Math. We cover topics of whole numbers, decimals, geometry, fractions, equations, ratio/proportion/percent, integers, measurements, perimeter/area/volume, and statistics.
Spelling – Spelling Vocabulary by Houghton Mifflin is used for spelling. We do various phonics and language arts activities as we learn the spelling and meanings of new words.
Language – We are using A Beka Book’s grammar and language series. Sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and writing skills are presented throughout the curriculum.
Science/Health – This course of study looks at the wonders of God’s creation and presents scientific topics from a biblical worldview. God is the creator of all things. The class text comes from Purposeful Design Publication. Seventh and eighth-graders study Earth and Space Science and Life Science. Students engage in textual readings and assignments and complete various labs.
Social Studies – Grade six is studying the history of Minnesota by using Northern Lights from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The upper grades are using American Republic published by Bob Jones University Press to study the history of the United States from colonial times to the present day.
Literature – The class studies a variety of literature genres through the use of Holt McDougal literature series as well as reading various novels through out the year. Focus is placed on plot, conflict, character development, point of view, setting, vocabulary, etc. The Acclerated Reader program in also a component of the classes’ quarterly individual reading requirement.