Mrs. Vredeveld is teaching her students about perspective. Specifically, one point perspective. They are learning how things get smaller as they they go into the distance.
Our 7th grade Spanish immersion students are learning about the ancient Chinese dynasties and philosophers. They found artifacts (which they’ve learned point to civilization) in their classroom today which led them to uncovering secret words. What looks like a plain shower curtain today, will be turned into a Chinese landscape tomorrow!
Maestra Alleman rearranged her classroom for a group discussion on how to measure the mass and volume of slime with her 4 & 5th Spanish Immersion students.
The 5th grade OE class spent time as creation enjoyers ice skating on our frozen pond and playing hockey together!
Our 8th-grade students continue to live out what it means to be a Servant Worker and Community Builder. Every other Friday, a group of 4 students volunteer for an hour at The Nest Upscale Resale Shop. Today we celebrate our first trip to the store with you! The students were busy cleaning, vacuuming, sorting, and organizing racks. A favorite area was restocking stuff animals and the gentlemen in the group were able to test many donated electronic items. They found a few real treasures… a cassette tape and an old Atari! They also assembled storage racks, a stereo system, and a groovy lava lamp! We live in Christ's kingdom - we live among "our neighbors." How can we love our neighbor as we love ourselves? How can we help our neighbors? The Nest Resale Shop loves and supports FCS and it is a great fit for our students to practice service. As well as, a place for our parents to volunteer. I pray that this will be felt among our students and FCS families, and even through our greater Fremont community. May God use us to shine God's light on the communities around us! If you would like to join us volunteering please call/email Heidie Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org) 924-2740. Store Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10-3pm
7th graders simplify expressions and solve equations using Algebra tiles with Mrs. Decker!
Mr. DeHaan is reading Counting by 7's by: Holly Goldberg Sloan, with his 6th-grade students. He choose to read this book with his students because it invites the reader to consider how one person can impact the lives of many. The book also explores the idea of community and how people can learn from one another. These themes obviously carry over into what it means to be part of an authentic Christian community. What happens when people try to understand each other, instead of simply noticing differences? What does it mean to love our neighbors? Can something positive come from a negative experience? How are our individual stories part of God's story? All of these ideas and more are addressed as we read this book!
Foam portraits with print making for Art class today! They are so recognizable! 💕
Our 7/8th grade ladies are hard at work in PE playing Field Hockey! They warmed up with a jog, sit-ups/push-ups, and reviewing large muscle groups to stretch before playing!
It was a great first week back from Christmas break! In Outdoor Education this week, the kindergartners made ice ornaments. They collected nature and arranged it in a pie tin. They added water to their project and waited a few days for them to freeze. With their 5th-grade buddies, they had a winter walk and hung the ice ornaments on the trees!
Friday Family Groups! Today our 8th grader leaders spent time teaching our younger students about truth seeking and use good judgment when tempted by Idols and false gods. Psalms 119:66 “Teach me good judgement and knowledge, for I believe in your ways. Before, I was going the wrong way, but now I obey your Word. You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your ways.”
What a great day! Today I saw a first grader teaching her classmates a dance, 2nd graders harvesting lettuce and dill, 5th graders talking about life after death and being a witness to non believers, 6th graders searching for baby Jesus inside a Mexican pastry, 3rd graders cleaning up their classroom after being visited by "camels" in the night, Preschoolers engaged in play based learning with their new ice cream shop, 3rd graders playing hockey (I might have joined in!), the list goes on and on! -Mr. Donkersloot
Happy Wednesday! Here’s a peak at what our Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms are up to today!
Fun back at school!
Our 5th Grade Outdoor Education class had some fun with the first snowfall of the year!
Middle School Chapel discussed the book of Ecclesiastes today. They made lists of what they desire and compared it to what God desires for them. Secondly, they discussed the many platforms for social media, and how it can effect our moods. They reviewed the steady rise in depression and anxiety rates since 2000. They discussed what God would want them to follow, desire, and admire.
Expressing Christmas Spirit in music!
The 1st grade Spanish Immersion students were so excited to show our local healthcare workers how much we appreciate what they do! We made cards in Spanish and our 6 grade buddies help us translate in to English so that the cards would have both languages. The parents donated goodies and we put together gift baskets. We were blessed with so many items by parents, that we were able to make 5 huge baskets! God is good!! More importantly, we are praying in our class for our healthcare workers. For their health, wisdom and strength!!
There are no grinches in this classroom!
FCS students and staff have pulled out all the stops for Crazy Christmas Accessories day!