One of the Bible stories we studied this past month was Moses and the bronze serpent. This story has a very clear New Testament message. The children of Israel were delivered from slavery and were provided with manna to sustain them on their journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land. When evil struck at them in the form of poisonous snakes, God’s representative Moses offered a cure. Like them, we were delivered from slavery to our sin and are provided with all we need on our journey through this life to heaven. Our God provides us with the bread of life – Jesus Christ and His Sacraments – to sustain our faith until we join Him in heaven. When we are bitten by sin, God sends us pastors, parents, teachers, and other Christians to remind us to look to the cross of Christ and His healing.
We have had so much fun learning about action verbs and using them in our writing. Our second graders also have learned about helping verbs and how to use them.
We just finished our science unit on solids, liquids, and gases. Experimenting with vibrations, sound and pitch has been intriguing. We are working on creating our own instruments using a wide variety of materials. We invite you to come by our classroom and try them out.
We had a great experience attending the production of the Ugly Duckling. The Lightwire Theater brought this classic tale to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. The Ugly Duckling played out on stage though cutting edge blends of puppetry, technology, and dance. This was truly an unforgettable experience.
While in Des Moines for the play we visited the open air Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Despite the light drizzle, we really enjoyed seeing and learning about various sculptures and their artists.
Once back at school we created our own sculpture and gave each one its own title. We were also inspired by the “Nomad” in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park to use the letters of our name fashioned out of model magic to create our own sculptures.
Right next to the sculpture park is an art studio Bottles and Bottega. We had a painting lesson by Miss Schroeder at the art studio. It was great fun using various techniques to create our own works of art.
We appreciate the help of all of our volunteers: Mrs. Askelsen, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Erickson, Mrs. Hilsabeck, and Ms. Kramer. It is volunteers that make all of our field trips possible and we truly appreciate each of them!
We also want to thank our room mothers Mrs. Hilsabeck and Mrs. Page for planning our fun Harvest Party. Bobbing for apples was a huge success as was our won caramel apple creations. We all had an amazingly awesome time! Thank you so much!