Making Memories in the Joy Fruit Stand

The entire staff dressed up as different video characters.

We surprised our students by dressing up as Pokemon video characters.

The students had no idea. It was a fun day.

Which meant we had to have a Pokemon day.

K4 enjoyed Pokemon bingo.

The lucky winners won a fancy pair of heart-shaped sunglasses.

                                       On Valentine’s Day, the K4 Saints decorated hats.                                         Take a look at their silly face photo moment.

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A science experiment because they had questions. It made perfect sense to make it fun. They wanted to know what made the raindrops fall. Their curiosity made for some great discussions. Ask them what they learned.

Take a look.

Take a look at a few things K4 has been doing.
In Math, the saints used heart rulers when identifying how to record measurements.
Afterward, they made heart mosaics. 
 On our 100th day of school, we celebrated with some stem activities. Each center had 100 pieces. K4 enjoyed a 100 hundred marble race and a 100 grid chart race.  The saints also built a 100 number line using popcorn numbers. We also offered them time to use their engineer minds to create masterpieces using blocks and paper cups.
The saints counted to 100 in ten frames using popcorn.
Once they counted to one hundred they were allowed to eat it.
K4 also arrived on the 100th day of school a little older than usual. 🙂

It’s Official

Our second quarter is officially over.  The K4 Saints did a marvelous job demonstrating some of the ways they bloomed knowledge of how God’s joy is shared. It was such a joy for us to watch their growth transfer into a program developed and produced by them.

We could not be prouder! J

Our third quarter will introduce them to how joy is shaped through their actions, words,  and feelings. They will also go on a journey in the Bible discovering how Jesus’ life is an example for us to follow.

Enjoy viewing some pictures below of our second quarter fruitful event.

 

The joy of giving….

K4 is learning the biblical reason for the season of Christmas. God shared the joy of salvation through the birth of His son, Jesus Christ. The saints pieced together a scene of Jesus’s birth.

K4 learned that God’s word teaches us that it is better to give than to receive. K4 made cookies to give away. They shared their joy of cookies with the K2/K3 Love Fruit Stand.

K4 adding the snowflake ornaments they made for the CCA Christmas tree.

Mrs. Benz came in and shared her joy of being a community farmer with K4.

K4 has been practicing for the Christmas production this Thursday. Come out and learn the Gift of Hope by all of the CCA saints. Every saint has been working hard so they can minister to others. Bring a friend or family member with you. The message is sure to bless every heart. K4, along with all the other CCA saints, will share the real meaning of the Christmas season.

 

 

 

 

What have we been up to?

What have we been up to?  K4 has been busy exploring, investigating, and learning parts of history. The Autumn season has shown us some of the ways God shares His joy through seasonal changes.

The saints went on a scientific journey discovering the life-cycle process of a pumpkin. Afterward, they created their own pumpkin patches. The saints helped cut open a pumpkin to investigate the inner parts.

Take a look at what they found!

We cut up the meat of the pumpkin and boiled it to turn into pumpkin puree. Later, the puree became part of our ingredients to make pumpkin cheesecake.

A second pumpkin was used to help the saints expand their knowledge in math. They explored the circumference of a pumpkin using links. Afterward, each group laid out their chain links and measured them with a yardstick. The saints were able to discuss which group’s pumpkin circumference was the largest and smallest.

The final discovery was learning that God created the pumpkin and shared the joy of the life-cycle process with us. Ask your child the life-cycle for both the apple and pumpkin.

Who is Johhny Appleseed? That was a question K4 was asking. They discovered that Johnny Appleseed was the name given to John Chapman. Ask your child what they learned about Johnny Appleseed.

The saints made their conclusion of how God shared His joy with Abraham and Sarah. Ask your child about it! They are piecing together biblical events of their journey.

The saints learned about the presidential election process and how voting works in our country. They are too young to vote for the President of the United States, so we voted in a different kind of election. Ask your child who they voted for.

They also learned the history behind Veterans Day.

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Those are only a few highlights of what K4 has been up to. Enjoy the pictures below that showcase the saints as well.

 

That’s a wrap

We finished our first quarter. Wow!

Time sure did go by fast. Our saints did a fabulous job demonstrating their joy for learning.

Here are a few pictures from our first annual end of the quarter event.

Joy Shows Fruitful Event.

Our saints grew knowledge and understanding of how the joy of the Lord is shown through his creation. They classified nature within the six days of creation. They discovered that God gave them five senses to learn new things.The saints also learned that God created them and made each of them unique and special in his image. They learned sign language to Jesus Loves You. They can now share joy by signing to someone without their sense of sound. Our focus book this quarter, Is Your Mama A Llama?, sparked discussions about the similarities between man and animal. They participated in discussions about different animals and classified them into family groups.

                                   The saints made an egg casserole for their event.                                        They  used items from animals that produced eggs, milk, and ham.

The saints were enjoying some of God’s creation found on the playground.

Joyful Learners

Self discovery is rewarding.

The joyful saints were able to depict days of creation during a classification game.

Our creation bottle helped us teach the saints about separation of water and sky.

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The saints had to decide which item would fit through various funnel holes. Ask your saint which item challenged them the most.

We  increased our fine motor dexterity when we used clothes pins to hunt for letters.

 Outdoor writing practice.

We invite you to join us in prayer for Mrs. Ward’s nephew, Codee. He has been diagnosed with leukemia. The saints became aware of Codee during a prayer request and we have prayed for him. The saints came up with the idea to do something for him. They had many ideas, but they decided to make get well cards that we mailed to the family. I encourage you to ask your child about Codee. Ask your child about joining them in prayer for Codee.

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