Gregory Brand – Principal/Teacher
This week in Earth Science, we prepared mini speech reports on Units 3 & 4. We will present them next week on Tuesday and Friday. We did one page in our Geography book on the War for Independence. We also did our last pages in our Civics Book. The whole Civics Book is due next Wednesday. We had our second to last test in the Saxon Math Series on Lessons 1-115. We have only four lessons left in our book. We are reviewing our Sentence Diagramming in English class. Students completed the Fast Bridge Testing on Reading and Math on Wednesday. We did the Presidential Fitness Testing in Physical Education class this week. The students finished testing on Friday by running the Mile. Certificates for Presidential and National Qualifications will be presented at the closing Chapel service on May 28th. The B Softball Team finished the season with 4 wins and 2 losses. The A Softball Team finished the season with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss. The exciting news was that the A Team defeated Lewiston Silo (first time we have beaten them in any sport in two years). Way to Go Eagles on a VERY Successful Season! Thanks to Mrs. Kunene and Mrs. Meyer for coaching the Softball Teams this year. We are giving offerings for Heifer International which provides animals to poor countries to help them start farms and to raise money. Students have given enough to buy a flock of ducks, a hive of honeybees, a flock of chickens, some rabbits, a sheep, a pig, a goat, an alpaca, a water buffalo, and a mating pair of alpacas. We are currently giving offerings for a heifer. Keep bringing in those offerings throughout the remainder of the school year. Praise the Lord!
Upcoming Schedule for the Week for May 10th
Announcements (Greta Kunene)
Music Lessons with Mr. Grandall
Science Lesson Presentations (3-5 Minutes)
Chapel at 1:00 – Remember Your Offering for Heifer International
Spelling Pretest on Unit 35 (Grades 7 & 8)
History Civics Book Due (Pages 24-31)
Permission Forms are due for the Adopt-a-Highway Clean-Up Day
Adopt-a-Highway Clean-Up Day (9:30-11:30)
Spelling Posttest on Unit 35 (Grades 7 & 8)
Math Test #23 on Lessons 1-120 (Grades 7 & 8)
Science Lesson Presentations (3-5 Minutes)
Remember to check FastDirect weekly to see how your child is doing. The schedule of assignments 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. Remember you can correct papers that are a C or below.
May the Lord continue to shower your homes with His protection, love, and grace! Be safe and wear a mask! Praise to Our Savior, Jesus!
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.