Grade 4

Give thanks with our voices was our class theme for October. How fitting that we and the other lower-grade students were able to start the month off by singing in church on Sunday, October 8th. Parents, thanks for bringing your children.

Our studies are becoming more rigorous as we wrap up the first quarter of the school year. Students should be bringing home corrected math assignments to correct, English practice books to finish and check, social studies and science to study, and weekly spelling words to study. Please ask to see your child’s work.

FYI, memory work can be recited at home. Just ask your child to say it to you and sign your child’s memory sheet for the given day. If more than one or two helps were needed, have them study some more and say it again. They may say the passages and verses in shortened parts if this helps them to learn it.

The chapter books we are reading in class continue to entertain us and provide many educational activities for the students. Predicting, visualizing, citing evidence, and noting point of view are all things we’ve become better at doing. The children’s favorite book so far has been Frindle. What was your child’s favorite part?

Thank you parents for encouraging your children and me as we continue into the second semester. It brings real joy seeing your children getting along so well and working together. Continued blessings as we move forward together!

Mr. Kelm

Grade 1

We have been doing so many things in first grade! We made rainbows out of tissue paper. (Coraline)  We learned about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. (Emmie)  The Pilgrims left England and sailed on the Mayflower to America. (Deacon)  We learned that the Native American’s houses were called wetus. (Chloe)  We made turkeys out of paper plates. (Tenley)  We made turkeys out of our spelling words. (August)  We take turns being the Star of the Week. (Landon)  We are learning to read in our small groups. (Delaney)  In math, we draw seeds on apples and write math sentences to show how many seeds altogether. (Camila)  We learn a lot of songs about Jesus. (Tori)  When we are good, we get Skittles from Miss Kramer. (Isabel)  We pray you had a blessed Thanksgiving!!   ~ The First Graders


Grade 6

6th Grade is excited to be back for a new school year! We are getting used to being the only grade in the classroom again, and are excited to be working with two new teachers this year: Ms. Mellgren in Social Studies and Mr. Bergmann, student teacher from MLC. One of our new goals for the year is to get more hands-on in Science class, and have been able to do at least one lab per week thus far focused on matter, density, and volume. Keep us in your prayers as we look forward to a great year!



“Estén siempre alegres, oren sin cesar, den gracias a Dios en toda situación porque esta es su voluntad para ustedes en Cristo Jesús.”

-1 Tesalonicenses 5:16-18

We have wrapped up our concentrated study of famous individuals of Hispanic heritage. We have changed our focus now to the places where Spanish is spoken. Our recent geography emphasis has helped students gain a better understanding of the world as we discuss current events in locations such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain, to name a few. We also looked at famous structures like the pyramid Chichén Itzá in Mexico. The students worked to replicate the pyramid using kinetic sand. Please check out the Spanish page on the school website to see some photos of their creations! All age levels wanted this class to last longer! On a side note, the kindergarteners are excited to take on a Spanish name for use in the classroom (and beyond, if they so choose)! 
In His Service,

Señora Renae Kramer


Check out these fun websites to keep your child(ren)'s brains engaged throughout the school year:





This list is just a start. Youtube also has many great thematic videos on various topics in Spanish.

In His Service,

Señora Renae Kramer

Grades 7 - 8

It is amazing to think that we have been in school for over one month! The students have officially started practicing for Christmas on the road and are starting to get an idea of the character choices for this years performance. We are currently studying the history of Martin Luther in Word of God class. As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are gaining more of an understanding and appreciation of Luther’s work in reforming the Roman Catholic Church and focusing on Christ. We are looking forward to our forensics meet in November, and can’t wait to share the unique talents and special gifts that the Lord has provided for his children.

Mr. Brassow


Grade 3

This month has been great for Grade 3! We are enjoying learning our classroom routines and all the new changes that third grade brings. Our students are currently listening to our read aloud novel of The BFG, while exploring other elements of literature. In Science, we are discovering ways to classify and identify animals. In math, we are reinforcing how to add, subtract, and solve world problems. We look forward to our continued growth as we finish up our first quarter of the school year.  

In Christ, 

Miss Wasser

Grade 2

A Happy Thanksgiving to you!  During the Thanksgiving season, we especially remember all the blessings that our gracious Heavenly Father gives to us. In second grade we made a “Thanksgiving Tree” filled with our blessings, and we wrote in our journals blessings that we are thankful for that God has given us. Seeing how Thanksgiving is Turkey Day, we made a “Turkey Glove” in our art class. It was very cool! 


Miss Schliewe 

Grade 5

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


As the cooler weather approaches, the fifth graders are just getting warmed up to the exciting and new things they are learning in school!  We have been hard at work developing good homework routines and study habits for the school year that we will carry into the quarters ahead.  

In our classroom, we are gearing up to learn about ancient civilizations and their connection to the Bible in geography.  We are moving into multiplication, long division, and more advanced word problems in mathematics.  The fifth graders are also honing their writing and reading skills as we work on descriptive writing and reader responses.  

We are excited to share our forensics projects not only with parents, but also at Martin Luther College in November.  Get ready for creative performances of poetry, prose, stories, and more!  

The fifth grade is thankful for the opportunity to grow and study God’s word each day through devotion, Christ Light, and Catechism.  May God continue to bless us and watch over all of us as we study this year!

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