Friday, May 23, 2008

A Sad Goodby and a New Adventure

On Wednesday I had to sit through the last Zion 5th grade graduation that I will attend as a teacher. The staff had a precious gift for me and made me cry all evening. It was a sad affair. If you haven't heard we are moving to ND in two weeks. I have a new teaching opportunity as a first grade teacher at Trinity Christian School. Check out their website. I had my phone interview yesterday morning and it went very well. My son and I have been invited to come up and tour the school and meet the staff this weekend. So after I get out at 11:15 we will hit the road. I am excited and nervous about this new opportunity to serve our Lord. But I know he has had his hand in this decision. My son will have the opportunity to attend a Christian school until he graduates. I couldn't have asked for more. I pray this will help him to grow in his Christian walk so that he may remain strong and faithful in the Lord. Please keep us in your prayers and this has been an emotional time.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Castle Ruins!

Ansir had to build a castle for his Social Studies class this week. He worked hard to form the walls and the Rockie ledge. He used some kids modeling clay and toilet paper rolls.

Here he is gluing rocks around the castle. He only burned his hand once. Thats better than if i were doing it. I am sure my fingers would be blistered by the time I was done.

Here are some pictures of the finished project. I think it looks more like castle ruins than a vibrant castle. I have seen many castle ruins while traipsing around Germany with my parents. I think this aspect of his project makes it unique and unlike the other students.

My favorite part about this project is that he completed it from beggining to end all by him self. So often as a teacher I see projects that are more the parents projects than the child's project. I don't feel that this gives the child a since of accomplishment. After he received his grade I asked him how he felt about the project and he said he felt good. He was glad he did it on his own even if it did look as nice as some of the other projects that were on display. I am proud of him and look forward to seeing future project with perhaps a little more effort!