Posted by Kaelyn Bullock, High School Social Studies
Post by Erika Bakker, 2nd Grade Teacher
There are fourteen children in second grade, and Nancy Colón would have loved each one of them. They are a cheerful bunch, smart and sweet. They are hard workers who also enjoy being a little bit silly.
These children and I spend time together each day, doing our spelling, reading books, writing down ideas, practicing double digit addition. A lot of what we do follows Nancy’s plans. The children have learned about apples and our skeletal system and how to spell ‘because’. These lessons all come from her big binders of second grade activities.
Education isn't a tree, it's a web.
About a year ago, I asked Mr. Visser where he thinks schooling will be in five years, ten years, fifteen years? At the time we were talking about technology, but what ensued was a much larger discussion about schooling in general -- one that I think holds great promise for SCS.
In my first few weeks at Watson Groen Christian, I was introduced to Mins Reinsma; however, I really never got to know him until the day he showed up in my office. It was a hectic type of day filled with all the trivia that is administration. The office told me that someone from the church wanted to see me. There was that quick thought--Now what have I done?
Trees fill every corner of Northwest Washington. We are called “The Evergreen State,” after all. When I started teaching first grade at Shoreline Christian I was told to “teach something about trees.” Over the years I’ve developed curriculum for my fall science units about deciduous, evergreen, and Christmas trees. We also learn a verse every year that reminds us that God watches our growth. We are like trees. Read more >> about Out on a Limb
Each November, Mrs. Faber's First Grade Class shares their own original turkey recipes! While we may not recommend trying any of these as directed, they sure are fun and we love hearing their imaginative ideas! Read more >> about Turkey Recipes