Meet our new friend Oscar Otter!

IMG_1819Oscar will be joining us in the Peace Fruit Stand this quarter as we dig in to this quarter’s book, Oscar Otter.  He loves being a part of our class and is always looking for peacemakers to keep him company throughout the day.  He joins us for carpet time, gets to sit with a Kinder buddy during independent work, and was recently spotted strutting his stuff with the Kinders during a Brain Break!

These are exciting times in the Peace Fruit Stand!  The Kinders are well underway to becoming great authors.  They have been working on narrative stories with a beginning, middle, and end.

Check out some of their work!

They have also been learning about all the parts that make a complete sentence.

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In Social Studies this week, we learned about the past and the present.  With a series of holidays rolling around, we are having fun discussing the differences between the  past and the present.  For Veteran’s Day, we looked at the way soldiers and sailors dressed and the kinds of weapons they used long ago and the kinds they use today.  As we studied the First Thanksgiving, we sorted out what Pilgrims used and looked like back then to what we use and look like now on our pocket chart.

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Then we watched a video on how butter was churned back then and how massive amounts of butter are made now in factories.  We even got to make our own butter the old-fashioned way and try it out on some yummy cinnamon bread!

The way we dress, the toys we play with, the different methods of transportation, and the way we prepare food today may be different from how it was done in the past, but one thing has never changed through the passage of time — the character and perfect plan of God.  He was, is, and always will be the Sovereign God who loves the world that He gave His one and only Son to pay the penalty for our sins and grant all believers access to an abiding relationship with Him for eternity.  And that (not the presents and decorations) is why we can have a full life and a Merry Christmas!

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  – John 10:10

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