We had a wonderful day in Abilene as we visited the Eisenhower museum, boyhood home, and Place of Meditation. The Dogs for Defense class made us realize that kids our age could help the war effort by sending their dogs to help in different capacities.
As we have completed our Family Faith and Heritage project now, I am reminded of the words from Psalm 78:4-6:
“We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.”
Over the last weeks in our discussion of our faith journeys and our heritage, the children have shared stories of their families that have been very touching. I am reminded of the awesome privilege we have as parents, grandparents, godparents, and teachers to share the love of Jesus with these precious children.
I am so proud of the 4th graders! They did an incredible job on their displays and their presentations. Thank you for making this a memorable project for the kids.
Family Faith and Heritage Fair-October 21, 2015 – Kizoa Online Movie Maker
We took some time out of our normal schedule to get creative. We learned about the concept of foreshortening through a fun drawing activity. For this project the students traced their feet and hands on paper and then drew their arms, legs, body and head to create the illusion that the body was further away than the feet and hands. The goal was to have the images all end up looking like the subject is falling toward the viewer. We had fun running around with no shoes on for a while, and the project was a success!
Oooohh! Bright yellow tulips, white daisies, and sweet-smelling lilacs! The brainy 4th graders at Holy Cross have been learning about the beauty of God’s creation in science class. They learned about the four basic parts of a flower, the function of each part, and how flowers with fewer than four parts produce seeds. Today in art they made models of a hibiscus flower making sure they included all the parts they studied. They turned out beautiful!
The red carpet rolled out today and the new 4th graders took their place in the classroom! They looked quite spiffy in their uniforms and new shoes, newly cut hair, and tanned skin from hours outdoors this summer. They are now settling down for some quiet time of learning both academically and socially. What a blessing it is to be at Holy Cross in the 4th grade!