NLSW 2016!!

This past week we celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week at Central (and at other Lutheran Schools across the country!). It is always such a high-energy week, but in the midst of all the crazy dress-up spirit days and fun activities, it’s such a blessing to sit back and reflect on WHY we celebrate Lutheran Schools.  What a blessing to be able to teach and learn in an environment where the Gospel of Jesus is preached EVERY SINGLE DAY!!  What a blessing to be able to pray together in our classroom, to share God’s love with each and every student that walks through our doors…there’s no place I’d rather spend my days.  🙂

Here are a few photos from our dress-up fun and activities from the week.  Enjoy!

 

Monday: Pajama Day & QR Code Prayer Walk

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Tuesday: Time Travel Day & Cookies and Cards for Phil’s Friends

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Wednesday: Sports Team Day & Inflatable Party

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Thursday: Dress in One Color Day & Leo Lionni Author Study

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Friday: Green and White Day & 8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game

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National Lutheran Schools Week 2015

So, this entry is about a month late, but better late than never to talk about our wonderful celebration of National Lutheran Schools Week!!

On Monday, we had America Monday as our dress up day.  For our activity, we had a “Teacher Toss-Up”, where teachers traded rooms for a bit to read a story to another class.  While they were in that class, they shared a few facts about themselves and got to know some new students.

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Tuesday was Character Day, where you could dress as your favorite book, movie, TV, or Bible character for the day.  We joined up with younger grades to read books to each other: “Books and Cookies”!

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Wednesday was Crazy Hat and Silly Sock Day, along with probably the biggest hit of all in the activities category: Bouncy Houses in the gym!

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Thursday was Pajama Day.  We met with our Chapel Partners to make fleece tie blankets and decorate cards for Phil’s Friends, an organization that sends out cards and care packages to cancer patients around the country.  Even though we had a snow day this day, we were sure to observe these activities the following week!

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Friday was the final day, and the dress was Green and White for our school colors.  Everyone was geared up to cheer for either the Faculty or the 8th graders in the annual NLSW Volleyball game.  It was once again a deafening experience with all the cheering in the gym.  The teachers arose victorious for another year.  Better luck next year, 8th grade!!

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With all the silliness and fun of the week, it is so awesome to remember why we celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week in the first place.  It is truly a blessing to be at a Lutheran school, where we can teach and preach God’s love to all of our students, and give them the love and nurture that Christ first gave us.  What an awesome job to teach at a Lutheran School!!

NLSW Day 5- Sports Day

Today was the final day of National Lutheran Schools Week.  The theme was Sports Day, and our big activity was the Faculty vs. 8th Grade volleyball game in the afternoon.  After a close match, the 8th grade pulled ahead to win by just 5 points.  Congratulations, 8th grade!

What a great week!  Thanks for all the great school spirit and enthusiasm for our school this week!  100% participation each day from our class…so great!  🙂

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