Gregory Brand – Principal/Teacher
The school year is off to a fantastic start. Pastor led our Opening Chapel service on Tuesday. He talked about the theme for this school year (true joy). Students are quickly learning how to use the Google G Suite. It is an everyday thing. Students are learning about viruses in Life Science. They even made an imaginary virus. We also had a debate on whether or not viruses should be considered a life form. In Literature, we are reading a novel called “The Call of the Wild”. We even tried to pantomime some of our vocabulary words. American History is all about the early Americas and the explorers. We watched a few videos on Columbus, the Incas, the Mayan, and the Aztec. In World History, we talked about evolution and how there is no proof, even though some scientists make it sound like it is truth. We are reviewing a lot of concepts in the Saxon Math series. Students had their first Spelling test of the new year on Thursday/Friday. Ask the students about their special visitor on Friday for English class.
Upcoming Schedule for the Week of September 9th.
- Monday 9/9 – Morning Announcements (Jeffrey)
PTL at 7:00 PM
- Tuesday 9/10 – World History Test on Chapter 1 & Geography Facts #1
- Wednesday 9/11 – Chapel at 8:15.
Early Release at 1:50.
Google Slides Project on Yourself Due.
- Thursday 9/12 – Spelling Pretest on Unit 2 (Grades 7-8)
- Friday 9/13 – 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 by Sunday night).
Thanks for such an awesome first week of school. May the Lord continue to shower your homes with His Blessings!
Working for the Lord,
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.