• September 30, 2016 10:18 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    We wrapped up our Lego self-portraits, which were on display during the concert on May 3rd. Students worked on agamographs as they wrapped up their self-portraits. Those that finished their agamographs began working on soda flavors and designing the soda cans for that flavor. Student will finish up the year by assembling their agamographs.

  • September 30, 2016 10:15 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    I have had such an enjoyable year with all my classes! I hope everyone has a wonderful and educational summer. Most classes finished or are finishing up their collaborative projects – story videos. In May, we will watch our class designed videos and have some typing races! Thank you again for sharing your kids.

  • September 30, 2016 10:11 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    Wow, what an exciting month for Music class! After an unexpected early delivery, my sweet little baby Georgiana made her debut. Thankfully, the very capable and qualified Mrs. Scholes has stepped up to fill my place and put the polishing touches on the music program for May 3rd! I have heard very good reports from her, that the kids are all ready and sounding awesome

    I’m so excited that I got to sit in the audience and just ENJOY the program and hear the beautiful truth that life, joy, and freedom is found in Jesus! I loved seeing everyone and introducing Georgie :).

  • September 30, 2016 10:07 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    In April, we played fitness games and engaged in fitness stations. Fitness stations allow students to be active for the full PE class and to do many different activities! In May, we will do kickball and Guard the Castle! Two fan favorites!

    Field Day is May 10th and we can use your help. We have 17 stations that will run from 9:30 to 2:15. Your kids will be outside for much of the day, so they will need to have sun protection. Also, please send water bottles with your child’s name boldly marked on it. We have some water activities, and they may get wet. Students may wear solid-colored shirts or DHA shirts, denim or cotton shorts, and tennis shoes are a must. The students will get wet and may get dirty, so please keep this in mind. Please no white shirts as they become transparent when wet. If your child wears a hat, they may wish to have their name in it in case it gets left behind at a station.

    Thank you so much for sharing your kids with us this year. They are a blessing and a fine reflection of dedicated parents. Have a fun and active summer!

  • September 30, 2016 10:05 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    Wow! Primary science students were very busy during the month of April. After wrapping up a unit on simple machines, all classes have been dipping their hands into some fun outdoor experiments. Students experimented by mixing together three different solutions to test which one created the best, longest lasting bubbles. All solutions worked, and the kids had a blast testing them out. In learning about polymers, students watched a chemical reaction occur before their eyes when they dipped a Styrofoam cup into acetone. Their cups melted into a pliable, stretchy and gooey substance. To wrap up the month, we continued talking about polymers by creating a form of it using milk and vinegar.

    We will wrap up the year with some fun hands-on activities, games, and field day! It has been such a fun year and a true joy and pleasure teaching your children. Enjoy Summer!

  • September 30, 2016 10:04 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    In April, we explored the solar system, learning about constellations and characteristics of planets, stars, moons, etc. The students had a chance to name and develop their own models of these things. It is always amazing to dig into this universe, complex and beautiful, that God formed when He created this world! We will wrap up our year with sound exploration. It has been a pleasure to explore with your children each week. Their love of learning has been a treasured gift to me each Tuesday. Blessing to you all as you continue discovering the gifts God shares with us in this world.

  • September 30, 2016 9:38 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    During April the students learned about the Underground Railroad and slavery in America. They heard stories about how some slaves escaped and our students got to act out a couple different escapes to help them retain the information. The unit concluded with students getting to go through part of the building, hiding behind “trees” and inside Stationmasters’ houses, with the intention to make it across the Mason Dixon line. This boundary line separated Maryland, a slave state, from Pennsylvania, a free state.

    On May 10th, 3 Eagles can bring Show and Tell. If there is time after Field Day, they will get to share their one item from home. On May 17th, all 1st and 2nd grade students and 3 Wolves may bring one item from home to share for Show and Tell.

  • September 30, 2016 9:36 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    In April, the Primary Spanish classes have jumped into learning about Mexico! They have made maracas, listened to Mariachi music, learned the Mexican Hat dance, and learned about the Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, as well as creating their own Mexican yarn art. They also managed to learn to say numbers 1-100 in Spanish! It has been a busy month! May will bring a Cinco de Mayo celebration, a bit of taste testing, and a final stamp on their Passports!

  • September 30, 2016 9:25 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    In April, we reviewed our vocabulary of the different seasons and had a hunt for Spring (la primavera) with Easter Eggs! We also traveled to our final destination of Mexico where we have been busy creating our very own piñatas! In April we made authentic Mexican cookies called “Polvorones” which everyone loved! Parents beware- your children have the recipe so they may try making these at home We plan on wrapping up our tour of the nations in May with a Mexican “Cinco de Mayo” celebration and vocabulary review games!

  • September 30, 2016 9:24 PM | Letricia Hess (Administrator)

    April was such a busy and fun month, and I can’t believe we are on the brink of stepping into May!

    During the month of April, we focused on reading short stories and examining literary devices, such as allusion, symbolism, and theme. Students had the opportunity to write a piece honoring a person close to them who exhibits great integrity (which was based off of one of the short stories we read). I have encouraged each student to give this piece to the special person to show the impact that his/her testimony has made on your child’s life.

    During May, we will be writing our own short story as well as writing a small autobiographical reflection over this school year. I can’t wait to see what they come up with for these last couple of assignments!

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