Gregory Brand – Principal/Teacher
Students are really trying hard to earn a selection in the Beanie Baby Game for Rewards. In American History, students started an individual Google Slides project. Students in World History are finishing a chapter on the countries of Central and Southern Asia. We finished a chapter on Fungus in Life Science. Students did an activity with yeast and balloons. They sure had an awful odor. We are reading a novel called “The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” together in class. We are still working on punctuation marks in English class. We played Water Polo (without the water) with our new equipment in PE class. Our Chapel Offerings are going to “Mon Ami, Jesus” (My Friend, Jesus). Please try to remember to bring an offering on Wednesdays. We have given 71 books to the children in Africa & Haiti. The goal is 100 books by January. Thanks to Mr. Corson for his presentation on Veteran’s Day. Students enjoyed working with the Food Delivery on Thursday. Start learning your lines and songs for the Christmas Service. We had our first Christmas practice on Friday. Congratulations to the Volleyball Team for a very successful season! Thanks, parents, for the social visits at the Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Upcoming Schedule for the Week of November 18th
Morning Announcements (Andrew)
Christmas Practice (Morning)
World History Test on Chapter 5 in Grades 5 & 6
Chapel at 8:15 (Remember Offerings for Mon Ami, Jesus)
Christmas Practice (Afternoon)
Early Release at 1:50
Spelling Pretest on Unit 12 (Review) in Grades 7 & 8
Movie Reward from Beanie Babies.
Spelling Posttest on Unit 12 (Review) in 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 it by Sunday night). The date in FastDirect is the day it was assigned. It is typically due one or two days later.
May the Lord continue to watch over your homes with His Love and Grace!
Working for the Lord,
Mr. Gregory 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.