Author Archives: Mrs. Thomas

About Mrs. Thomas

Teaching 4th grade is the best! The kids are eager, excited, and ready to learn. The year is filled with new things to experience and learn, memorable projects to be a part of, and trips to take to learn more about our great state. Of course, spending time with our friends can’t be forgotten! It is a blessing to be surrounded by such special kids!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Abilene Field Trip-Eisenhower Center

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.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Family Faith and Heritage Fair

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.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Falling for You!

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!

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Take a Look at Us Now!

It is hard to believe that we have already completed the first quarter of 4th grade! We are in the swing of things and certainly are a “Brainy Bunch of 4th Graders!”

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Topeka Field Trip

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Science and Art Join Forces!

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!IMG_5690 IMG_5693 IMG_5694

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Friday, August 28, 2015

STUCO Elections…and the Results are In!

Today we held elections for the new 4th grade class STUCO representatives. I was very proud of the six students who ran for the positions. They were well prepared and did well on their speeches. Congratulations to Juniper and Harvey!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Introducing…the 4th Grade Stars!

The 4th graders made portraits of themselves in art class. The highlight of the project was adding the sunglasses. How very cool!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Back to School! Check Us Out!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Celebrity Spotlights!

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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!

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