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On the last day of school, the grade 2P Class was excited and ready to donate a book to our school library. After learning about 10 different miracles of Jesus, the students chose one to write about and illustrate in our repurposed board book. We were practicing the telling of God's story and growing in understanding of the kind of community or way that Jesus came to bring. This book called"Mighty Acts of Jesus" will be ready to check out in the Fall!
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7/1/17
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Students celebrate playing their part in God story as beauty creators by taking their art to our sidewalks! They were so excited to not only draw the art - but literally be inside of it! 
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6/26/17
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On Friday, June 23, the grade 5 students hosted a Story Telling Event in the Learning Commons! It was an incredible time of " Faith Nurturing" where students, parents and other invited adults told OT stories! Over the course of the year we organized them on hooks called; Covenant, Set Apart/holy, Idolatry and Wisdom! What a privilege it was to be part of this! " Growing Roots" was evident! Big thank you to all ! A big thank you to God and His faithfulness to all generations!!
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6/26/17
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Grade 7-8 Shop students have been learning how to be safe in the shop and using simple hand, power and machine tools. Some of them have been putting those skills to work by building cedar garden boxes for the outdoor classroom being set up in the back courtyard. They have measured, help cut and assemble 3 large 12' x 3'boxes so the Grade Ones could plant their vegetables. What great Servant Workers they have been! They’ve mentioned that it’s been fun to use their skills to build something of use for others.

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6/20/17
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The Grade 3 classes have been studying the Rights of Children and the Quality of Life in India, Peru, Tunisia and the Ukraine. The students were surprised to learn that in India some children did not know what a school because they were forced to work as a bonded labourer to pay off their parents debts. The students learned that these debts can never be paid off because of the high interest rates and the board and room charges. During one of our classes we had an online discussion with a worker from IJM (International Justice Mission) and the work they do in India. The organization works with the local police to rescue children and then restore children by providing a safe home and an education. The students posed a number of questions to the worker and learned that the youngest child they rescued was only 4 years old, and that one time they rescued 512 children on one raid. In response the children came up with a variety of ideas to raise money to help support IJM in their mission. We decided on a bake sale. and were able to raise $840 dollars. We even had one student bring in her birthday money ($45) to donate. It is our prayer that these funds will help make a difference in the lives of children - that they can be free and enjoy their childhood! 
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5/27/17
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Last week the Grade 3 classes took time to be Community Builders by making something for some else. The students decorated a flower pot, planted a pansy and then delivered it to a home in our neighbourhood. 
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5/19/17
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Grade 3K and Grade 3G have been studying citizenship in Social Studies. Last week week we connected this topic with earth day. We read the story The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and we discussed how God wants his people to be earth keepers because when He created the world it was very good. So we are to take care of it.
Then we talked about Now what? In response we went outside to clean up our playground. Some student responses afterwards were: "Mr. K we picked a lot of garbage and that was only our playground. Imagine how much is laying around Red Deer. "It is frustrating Mr. K because it is easy to walk over to a garbage can and they don't." So we discuss the next step was to remind others of their part in God's story as earth keepers, so the students made posters and put them put around the school. 
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4/30/17
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For Social class , the grade 3S group accepted the challenge to try Pysanky (Ukrainian egg painting). As young global citizens, we are studying Ukraine and found that this beauty creating custom/ celebration has been a long time tradition! We wanted to try new things and work with a kistka, a flame, eggs, patterns and beeswax. Beauty was created in many ways! We are grateful that the egg represents " life" which reminds us of the " new life" we have in Jesus when we live His Way. There is much beauty in that as well!
Blessed Easter to you and your families!!
** Thanks to the parents who came out to help make this event a happy, safe and successful time!🙂
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4/10/17
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Faith nurturing takes practice! In the grade 5 Bible classes, we are building signs which include 4 hooks; Idolatry, Covenant, Set apart/Holy and Wisdom. We will continue to add stories from OT and organize them on these hooks. It is our hope that our trust in a faithful God is deepened!
We'll keep you posted for the upcoming Celebration: Telling God's Story Event which grade 5's will host!
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4/10/17
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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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