Mrs. Wagenmaker, our Preschool Aide, had one of her dreams come true today! She and our preschool class were "wagon-makers"! What a fun way to learn the letter W, be builders, and enjoy a book about a Red Wagon! Great job Preschoolers!
Kris Vredeveld’s (Mrs. V.) Deep Hope is that her students will discover and nurture the creative gifts instilled in them as image bearers of God. They should Live Creatively! Each day in art students are challenged to do their best as they work with a variety of mediums including 4th grade tin repousse mandalas, 8th grade leaf print explosion books and 6th grade linoleum cut butterfly prints.
Due to our water main issue the following changes will take place next week Monday-Wednesday. 6-8 will be virtual. Chromebook pickup will be Monday morning. 3-5 will be in person at Hillcrest and Decker. PK-2 will operate as usual. Parents, please check your email for more detailed information. Thank you.
The 2nd graders were learning about layering and textures in computer class today! We enjoyed looking at Eric Carle’s creative work, and talked about how God makes us beautiful and complex. Then we practiced layering different colors, lines, spray, and shapes in the paint program, and tried some Eric Carle tortoises and snakes ourselves.
Student leadership today in our 4/5th Spanish Immersion classroom as they review Grammar for the morning‼️
A little rain wasn’t going to slow down our Kindergarten Outdoor Ed kids today. In fact, they might tell you that the rain made everything better :) Great job being Creation Enjoyers in all types of weather!
In Mrs. VandePol's Deep Hope with 3rd and 4th Outdoor Education is that students are curious about God's world, dig deeper into God's word, and discover God's wonders. In the classroom they have a poster that says, “What makes us wonderstruck?” Students are invited to add to this board each week with things that make them filled with awe and wonder. Here are some examples: “I was wonderstruck when I saw pink clouds!” “When I was raking leaves because there was a pile of leaves tall as a chair!” “The sandbox tree has seed pods that shoot out seeds at 150mph! Wow!” “When I saw an ant carrying a piece of hay!” “When I saw a big buck.” “I was wonderstruck by a bunch of seagulls flying together.” Students love to share these examples with the class and it gives them opportunities to point back to God and say, “Wow! God made that!” These examples help students learn more about God and give Him the praise for His beautiful creation
October 4-8th is SEED Week at FCS. That means we take some extra time to learn about who God is and how we can be Students Equipped to be Excited Disciples. With our theme “See the Story. Live the Story,” we invited different community leaders to come in and share their stories of God in their lives. We’ve heard about tough times – a parent dying, a broken hip, getting involved in the rough crowd and idolizing basketball, to a lost kitten (with more to come yet!). But we’ve also heard how Jesus was there in the tough times and just in everyday life - to being called in ministry and wonder if one is worthy, to recovery from illness and injury, to times of growing and prayer, to parents and grandparents who were faithful, to listening for God and having a relationship with him. We’ve had great times of worshiping together and times of reminders to have God’s Word in our lives. It’s been great to have our kids involved in raising their hands in worship and sharing answers and stories. We are thankful for Pastor Wayne Brunt, Pastor Nate Kooistra, Chris Bradford, Lauren Sherman, and Justin Visser, who shared with us. We were led in worship by some ladies from Resonate Church (including some ladies who are moms of our kids – Lauren, Jazzlyn, and Megan - and a former student - Alexa), and Pastor Aaron and Kristie from Harvest Church. We sang our theme songs of “King of Kings” and “My Story” – learning motions and then were blessed to hear these songs being sung and hummed in the halls and classrooms (and maybe at home?). We had different grades of students come up front and lead us in motions, and different students read verses for us in English and Spanish. What a blessing to hear about God, about his Word, about his plan of salvation, and how that can affect our lives. May we continue to SEE THE STORY, LIVE THE STORY!
This week is SEED Week at FCS – Students Equipped to be Exciting Disciples. We are starting each morning off with chapel – and have 5 different guests this week sharing their stories of God in their lives, along with a time of praise and worship. Parents are welcome to join us any morning this week, at 8:10 in our gym to hear the messages and join us in worship. Please also pray for our SEED Week, and our guests and students as we seek to know more about God and His story. See the Story. Live the Story!
Joel DeHaan's (Middle School Bible and Language Arts) deep hope is that you know that you are a Child of God, that you can recognize that truth in others, and that together we can celebrate who God made each of his Children to be. His story line is Loved by God, Loving Others. 8th-Grade students have been working on writing their own Deep Hopes. It has been so cool to be able to read these student hopes, knowing that God has called each one of them to share His Love with the world. Love is an action!
Our 8th grade class and their explosion booklets in art! Look close, can you find the leaf patterns?
Hispanic Heritage Festival Preparation #6‼️ The stage decorations, final performance run throughs and our photo booth representing Salamanca skyline! Just say cheese‼️
Hispanic heritage festival preparation #5‼️ 7th graders making piñatas‼️
Hispanic Heritage Festival Preparations #4‼️ Kindergarten has been practicing their dance. Come tomorrow and find out what merengue from the 🇩🇴 Dominican Republic they are going to be dancing and get ready to dance too 🥳🎊🎉🥁🎼
It is always an exciting day in preschool when we learn the letter S for Snake! Assistant principal; Justin Bolt even got in on our fun! Our kids did a great job counting, coloring, and cutting snakes out with ✂️ scissor! Super important preschool goals!
Hispanic Heritage Testival preparations #3‼️ The fourth graders worked diligently on making decals that will be available at the Hispanic Heritage Festival! We will have red, blue, yellow, black, and white decals. Great for water bottles, Chromebook covers, bedroom windows, and cars. Can you guess what they might say? These will be available for a love ♥️offering Friday night come look for these smiling faces at their table.
Hispanic Heritage Festival Preparations #2‼️ Check out these adorable second graders as they practice "El caballito" ( "Little Horse ") song. These kiddos LOVE being on the BIG stage! 🗣stay tuned as we bring you more sneak peaks as the week goes on! Event: FCS Gymnasium, 4:30-8 pm, Friday night.
Hispanic Heritage Festival Preparations‼️ First Grade is preparing for our merengue dance name “Ojalá que llueva café en el campo” (I wish it would rain coffee in the fields). We will also have fresh Dominican coffee beans for you to see, smell and drink. Don’t miss out! Invite all your friends and family, specially coffee lovers, that would for sure enjoy coffee raining from the sky! Come visit our coffee stand!!!
The Outdoor Education students joined Michigan Trails Week last week by each hiking a mile on a local trail! Here's what a few 5th graders said about their hike: "I was a creation enjoyer by seeing and praising God's goodness!" "I was creation enjoying by seeing what he has done and how beautiful animals and landscapes are." "I was (or all of us were) creation enjoying by enjoying creation on our HIKE!" "We were creation enjoying when we went for a hike in the world God created."
TODAY 12-3:00pm Come support our Middle School Car Wash at Bill’s Shop N Save!