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This term in Science the students were Order Discovering as they worked on the Building and Testing Structures unit. The students learned that when God created the world he established certain laws that builders must follow in order to build strong and stable structures; we cannot just slap a building together. As well, the students were Beauty Creating when they put good workmanship (effort and thought) into designing and building various structures. Last week with the help of parents the students applied their learning to build birdhouses for their backyards. 
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2/6/17
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Kinders love building community with their big buddies. The kinders and buddies got together to tell The Frist Christmas Story and share about idols that might be in their life. As they told the Christmas Story they drew the important parts of that very peaceful night. They also shared and drew about idols that they need to watch out for as they celebrate the joy of knowing that their savior was born for them! 
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To build our faith the kinders learned to tell the First Christmas Story through words, songs and poems. They knew the important details of the story and what to watch out for as idols in their life during the Christmas season. To share their understanding we invited special guests to a little Christmas concert. Each kinder chose a role that they wanted to do during the concert. The kinders also shared baking they made and created a craft as they built community together.
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1/8/17
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To understand that French is an official language in Canada, we invited the Junior High French speaking students to come and read The first Christmas Story to us. The kinders and the big kids build community as they listened to the story and heard how words sound different in French. The kinders knew that their acceptance of other languages is important since God created all of the languages. "God made us different and we love others that talk different too." Gateway kinder reflection. 
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This term’s middle school drama class has the focus of beauty creating. We started off with a study on speech, and how we deliver words (enunciation, volume, pitch, projection) can communicate and entertain more effectively. The reader’s theatre presentation exemplified their hard work toward creating beauty for this audience of grade two students.
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Our Grade 8s have just wrapped up our Renaissance worldview study. We used Justice-Seeking as our throughline, to use it as a lens to view each area of study from the Medieval Period to the Renaissance. Each student was responsible to become a person from the Renaissance in our Renaissance Living Museum. Here’s what a few students learned about their individual, and whether or not they were a justice-seeker.

“Raphael was influential because he added realism to his art. The classical art we enjoy today wouldn’t be possible if not for Raphael. He sought justice by painting regular people, most artists only painted Mary and Jesus before him. We have equality not just from wars but art too. Raphael made people feel like they mattered with his art. We have more opportunities to paint everyone because it started with Raphael.”

“Johannes Gutenburg was born in Mainz, Germany in 1348. He was an inventor that made the first ever movable-type printing press. It made books much more affordable and accessible to everyone. He made the first printed Bible to spread the word of God to everyone who knew the German language.”

“Michelozzo Michelozzi lived in Florence. He built/designed many incredible pieces of architecture. I think he was a justice-seeker because he build the government building of Florence which I think had a big influence and it still does.”

“Christopher Columbus lived in Genoa, Italy. At a young age, the sea influenced him to become an explorer. Christopher Columbus got an offer to find goods. But in his journey he did some horrible things. I don’t think he was a justice-seeker since he tortured and invaded the natives. But he did influence many people in the Renaissance to explore.”

“Christine de Pizan was born in Venice in Italy. Christine had a major impact on the Renaissance because people listened to her and one after they started to change their ways. She impacted the world today because women have more rights. I believe Christine de Pizan was a justice-seeker because she saw the injustices around her, but she didn't just watch it, she decided to do something about it.”

“Martin Luther was a justice-seeker because when he stood up to the church, he stood to show the injustice of the indulgence trade and everything that was wrong with the Roman Catholic Church.”
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1/2/17
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The grade 4's have joined the school in the thinking of Idolatry Discerning during Advent. During Bible classes, we have reflected on" making room "for the way of Jesus until He comes again. We noticed that God "made room" for all of us with His grace, love, and mercy by sending us Jesus. Left on our own, we choose poorly and we need a Savior! We looked at people at the time of Jesus who made room but also thought about how we today can live in that posture. Do our words, actions and celebrations show who our Lord and Savior is? Do our lives show "room" for the way of Jesus? Good reflecting happened and we all joined together to make our class mural! The way of Jesus is the better way!
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12/22/16
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During our unit on dinosaurs the kinders all agreed that God made the dinosaurs and that dinosaurs are now extinct. Knowing that dinosaurs and other animals have become extinct or endangered the kinders wanted to learn how to take better care of God's creations. We read books about recycling and saving water. The kinders each reflected on how they are Earth Keepers at home, at school and in their community. To share their Earth Keeping ideas each kinder made a poster to put up in our school. 
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In November the kinders learned about God's creations: dinosaurs. They also learned about the 3D shapes and the properties of each shape. To show their understanding of 3D shapes they each build a 3D dinosaur and created a write up about their structure, in their art portfolio. Each dinosaur was unique, just like each student. Each dinosaur demonstrated a clear understanding of which shapes would stack, slide or roll. 
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Earlier this month the grade 3S class started to learn about Building and Design in God's world. As Order Discoverers we learn that God gave us the ability to build structures however he also gave us the methods and rules for construction so that we can build safe structures. We have learned that selecting appropriate materials for use in construction tasks is an essential part of building. In this activity students were exploring the idea of using a variety of methods to join or fasten materials. Their task was to build a structure using mini marshmallows and toothpicks. They were challenged to use what we have already learned about the strength of the triangle structure.
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12/9/16
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