Friday, May 25, 2007

Our Son's 6th Grade Graduation

Last night was bitter sweet as I watched our son and his classmates walk across the stage to receive their 5th grade diplomas. They have all come so far since I taught them 5 years ago. They have all grown and changed in so many ways. I am truly proud of them. But mostly I am glad that they have had a Christian education for their primary years. Some of them will continue with their Christian education at the local Christian middle school while others will be scattered though out town in the public system. I pray that they will continue to walk closely with the Lord. Always sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone they meet.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Our school had a track meet with the other Christian schools. Ansir was the only student from Zion to run the mile. He did such a good job. He found and held his stride the entire time. He didn't come in first but he still made us proud. He also placed 4th in the shot put and second in the 100 meter race.


My best friend is having a baby in July and her students are throwing her a surprise baby shower. This would be Ansir's classmates. They asked me to make a cake for desert.' This is what I came up with. I thought it was very cute. I found the rattles at Wall-mart and just added them.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Our Bodies Are NOT Our Own!

Our bodies are not our own! God has given them to us to use for his glory! He asks us to take care of them for him. Well I realized that I was not doing that. So I decided to change how I treated my body. I started running as you may remember back in March when I turned 31. I am proud to say that I have lost about 20 lbs and am now 175 and a size 14 instead of the 18-20 that I was wearing. I still have a long way to go as I would like to get down to 145 and a size 8/10. Perhaps by the end of the summer I will be closer to that goal. As I reach the milestones of 165, 155 and finally 145 I will update you with pictures so that you can see the new healthier me!Before
Christmas 2006

May 20, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

A Walk For a Good Cause!

This week our school held a Walk for diabetes fund raiser. The students did an awesome job raising money for research. I believe $2700 was collected. This was an event that touched home for many of our students as one of our second graders has diabetes and needs to use an insulin pump to keep his blood sugar under control. The students learned many things about diabetes this week and have realized the importance of research. Our wonderful coordinators created an obstacle course for the children to complete. this course surrounded our entire school and the children needed to complete the obstacle course as many times as they could before the end of the time allowed. Some of the obstacles included. Jumping over a stick, dribbling a soccer ball, making a basket, hopscotch, jumping rope and of course just for fun some time in a jumping castle. As you can see the students seemed to have a great time. Even if the castle caved in.

Outlaw Ranch Fieldtrip

Every year our school takes the fifth graders on an overnight field trip to Outlaw Ranch in Custer, SD. As a mother of one of those 5Th graders I was blessed to accompany them. The area is so beautiful all i can think is WOW God made this for me! He is truly an amazing God.

The children went on a beautiful nature hike. Where they learned about all of the plants and animals that find their home in the Beautiful Black Hills of SD. The children even discovered that the trees smell of vanilla and butterscotch. They were also introduced to a plant called Old Mans Beard. As you can see in the pictures they had fun tasting this edible plant.

Promehean Boards in Use

This is our 4Th grade teacher showing his students their new classroom "learning tool". Lets face it, It's more than a tool its a toy. Everyone has enjoyed learning how to use these awesome pieces of technology.

Just take a look at how engaged these 4Th graders are.

Here are some shots of my first graders doing a simple religion lesson. They are so great about taking turns completing activities on the board. I am just amazed at how it holds their attention. As with all things I am sure that the novelty will ware off eventually. Until then I will try to keep up with their enthusiasm.

Aritist In Our School

We invited a local artist into our school for one week. He took the children's drawings of Noah's Ark and turned them into a beautiful mural on our wall. The children all had a hand in designing this beautiful peace of art.

Look at how hard these kids are working. It must have taken lots of concentration to complete their piece of the picture. I find it amazing how vivid a child's imagination is.