April 11


China is the birthplace of porcelain.  Many of you probably have porcelain at home.  We often refer to these fine dishes as “China”.

Each child designed and decorated a symmetrical vase and then filled it with forsythia and cherry blossoms.


March 30

Loving Others

When asked which is the greatest commandment, Jesus replied, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”  Matt:37-39

He also said, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  John 13:35

This is the time of year when we always need to revisit how to treat others.  We recently discussed this poster which is posted in my classroom as another reminder.

March 30

Easter Eggs

Dylan’s mom made beautiful Easter eggs with the children during her Parent Spot.  They reminded me of Faberge eggs and I showed the class some examples of these jeweled eggs on the computer.

March 29

Cluster Map

Did you know that you can click on the cluster map to the right of the posts to see from where people have been visiting our blog?  The two hits from Africa have been from Steven’s dad while he was on a layover from a flight to Nigeria and Dylan’s family when they were visiting family in South Africa.  We have been learning geography as we find these places on the map.  The N/A hits are usually from cell phones.  Where will the blog go next?

March 27

Highlights of Mission Trip

We received this thank you note and pictures from Mustard Seed.

News from Mustard Seed on 3/28: “Ta Da! We did it!1 refrigerator, 3 washing machines, 1 dryer, 2 freezers, 1 gas stove, 35 mattresses, 2 couches, 8 rocking chairs, 30 cafeteria tables, 100s of toys, 5 wheelchairs, lots of walkers, 2 standing tables, lots of riding toys, clothing, shoes, furniture, strollers, cribs, tvs, and that’s just a few of the items on the way to Nicaragua.”