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1st & 2nd Grade - April

The people at the time of Jesus expected the promised Messiah to come as a mighty king. But Jesus did not lead a revolution against the Roman government. He brought love for the lowly, mercy for sinners, and the gracious rule of God to people. Jesus, the Son of God, said He would die and rise again for all men. On Good Friday, Jesus carried our sins and died for us on the cross. When He rose on Easter morning Jesus broke the power of sin, death, and the devil. Jesus is indeed our most wonderful King. Jesus won the victory for us! His victory is our victory! Alleluia!

With eggs provided by 2nd grader Lighton Ekcard’s Granny, we are in the process of hatching chicken eggs. In the middle of May, we should hear faint chirps as the newly hatched chicks emerge from their eggs. We anxiously await their arrival as we learn about their development inside the eggs.

Our 2nd graders each wrote and demonstrated a “How To”. We had two students make drinks, one taught us how to cast a fishing pole, another how to draw a dragon, how to feed a cat, how to brush teeth, how to make doll clothes out of balloons, how to make various treats, and another how to make a cheese quesadilla. We enjoyed learning how to do these new things. Our friends did a great job!

“And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day

from the night! And let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let

them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” Genesis 1:14-15. We know that God created the heavens and the earth. We explored how the sun is the center of our solar system, reminding us that the “Son” Jesus Christ is the center of our life and salvation. We used a flashlight and globe to demonstrate how earth’s rotating on its axis

causes day and night. We took a closer look at the features of the moon and the phases of the moon. We used Oreo cookies to recreate how the light from the sun shines on the moon. That was fun and tasty!

In Social Studies we learned about various Native American groups. The nomadic Sioux tribe made great use of buffalo for food, clothing, and to provide shelter with the tepee. Corn, nuts, berries, fish, and deer were the Powhatan people’s main foods. They used

canoes to travel up and down the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Many of us think living in a

long house like the Powhatan would be fun having the whole family living with us. We

learned about the Native Americans who lived in pueblo homes with many of their family.

Their main source of food was corn and squash. We also learned about the Eskimo,

their igloos, and how they survived in the bitter cold. Please visit our classroom and view or

replicas of tepees, longhouses, pueblo homes, and igloos.

We invited our Kindergarten friends to come one at a time to spend a day with us in

1st and 2nd grade. We really enjoyed getting to know them better and showing them what our day is like. We are anxious for them to join us as full time 1st graders this fall!

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