Previously in the blog we told you of the Elementary Student Guides' latest service project. Here's some more information and an update from Mrs. Eileen Faber, 1st grade teacher and co-advisor:
Elementary Student Guides
The elementary Student Guides program offers students an opportunity to follow Christ in servant leadership roles and to gain decision-making skills. Representatives from each grade level are elected by their classmates and meet regularly to choose and coordinate service projects for the elementary school, and to discuss and recommend solutions for issues that may arise (such as playground clean-up).
Servant-Leadership in Action
The Student Guides are in the process of coordinating their spring service project: Care Kits for Seattle's homeless people. Over the next two weeks the elementary students will be collecting items in our classrooms for these Care Kits.
The Elementary Student Guides are collecting filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a Christmas gift-giving activity, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. Read more >> about Operation Christmas Child
Post by: Erika Bakker, SCS teacher and parent
I enjoy recess duty.
Of course, I appreciate a recess break alone, too. A few minutes to set up for the next lesson and refill my cup of coffee are surely appreciated.
But I enjoy recess duty. It’s good get outside. The fresh air wakes me up more than caffeine. The sight and smell of the trees fill my lungs with good things. The casual, playful encounters with the children make me laugh. No wonder recess is a favorite with all ages!
When I’m outside with the children, there’s no official curriculum agenda. I have lots of time to hear their tales of loose teeth, new running shoes, and plans to play Legos with Daddy right after school. Read more >> about "Go Outside and Play"
Over the coming weeks, we’re going to bring you a series of blog posts of the things you most need to know about coming back to school! The first in the series applies to ALL our amazing families. Read more >> about 10 Things All Families Should Know About Back to School!
This semester in their Explorations class, junior high students have experienced a wide variety of lesson units: from “Married in Middle School” to Fabulous Fridays, to the current Career Speakers series. The purpose of this class is to expose the students to an array of topics different than typical classroom lessons, that their interests may be featured or new interests may be developed. Read more >> about Lessons from an EMT
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
On Friday, May 16, elementary students ran the annual Jog-a-thon to earn money for their school! All together, students in kindergarten through sixth grade ran 1,995 laps--that's almost 250 miles! Read more >> about Photo Blog: Jog-a-thon