Fall Fun in 4R

It’s been awhile since a 4R classroom update, so I thought I’d share what we’ve been up to since I’ve been back from Kenya!

Last Wednesday we had our fall party.  We decorated fall cookies and played a bingo game.

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The following day was Reformation (some of you may know it as Halloween).  We had an extended Religion class to learn more about Martin Luther and his contributions to our faith.  Among the activities we did to help us learn more about Luther, we talked about the Luther seal, decided what people back in the 1500s would have put on their Twitter feeds (if they had existed, of course), and made Wordles with all the Reformation words and ideas we had talked about.  We also did a hymnal scavenger hunt for hymns written by Martin Luther (there are a lot!!)

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Today we worked on two different projects during Religion and Art time.  First we made turkey cups, to hang on our Thankful November bulletin board.  Each day during Religion class from now until Thanksgiving, we will pick 1-2 students and write about why we are thankful for them.  The papers we write on will then go into their cups and be stored until everyone has had a turn.  Then before Thanksgiving break, the students will be able to read why their classmates are thankful for them.

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The second project we worked on were washcloth bunnies to be packed in shoeboxes next week for Operation Christmas Child.  For those unfamiliar with this mission, shoeboxes are filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.  The boxes are then sent to children around the world.  The best part?  A storybook about the good news of Jesus is put into each box before they are sent out.  So not only does the child receive gifts for Christmas that they might not get otherwise, but they also receive the gift of salvation through our Lord and Savior, Jesus!  What a great blessing to be a part of such a wonderful project!  (More to come on that project next week, after our packing day.)

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It is truly better to give than to receive.  God is so good.

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