Gregory Brand – Principal/Teacher
We had our final distance learning Zoom meeting on Wednesday. School will resume five in person days of learning starting next week. We watched a video on Martin Luther King Junior on Monday. We watched a movie made in 1965 called “The Great Race” on Monday. This was a reward for completing 13 motivational charts. We did an experiment with making regolith by dropping a rock on slices of toast in Life Science. We also started a new chapter on stars. In American History, we finished presenting our History Projects and turned in our Civics Book for a final quarter grade. We had a big final test on Sentence Diagramming in English class. We are over halfway through our Spelling book. We had two spelling tests in one week due to the snow days last week. We had a test in our Saxon Math books on Friday. We read about drugs and the abuse of drugs in Health class. We played hockey outside for Physical Education class. We will move indoors starting next week. The Second Quarter came to a conclusion on Friday. Make sure all work and corrections are turned in by Monday, so I can commute final grades by Friday. Thanks!
Upcoming Schedule for the Week for January 25th
National Lutheran Schools Week Begins
Scavenger Hunt & Color Clash Day
Parent Transportation Day
Announcements (Daniel L.)
All Corrections and Retakes are due
No Music Lessons with Mr. Grandall
Trivia Competition & Famous People Day
Chapel at 1:00 (Remember Your Offering)
Service Project & Dress-Up Day
Spelling Pretest on Unit 20 – Review (Grades 7 & 8)
Gymnasium Activities & Workout/Sports Attire
Movie Day & Pajama/Nightwear Day
PTL Lunch at 11:00 ($2.00)
Spelling Posttest on Unit 20 – Review (Grades 7 & 8)
Second Quarter Report Cards Sent Home
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 love and grace! Be safe and wear a mask! We are in the season of Advent preparing for the coming of Jesus. Praise 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.