Friday, May 12, 2017

Week 37: Faith Families and Field Trip

This week was our last Faith Family activity.  We focused on Colossians 4:2, Devote yourselves to PRAYER, being WATCHFUL and THANKFUL.

We then made thank you cards and letters for those around us who serve us.  We then said a prayer of thanks to God for their service to us.

May we be watching for others who serve us and may we thank them and pray for them.

REMEMBER - Friday, May 19 will the our Faith Family Field Day.  Lunch (pizza, goldfish crackers, fruit, drink) are provided.  We will have "field day" activities inside and out with our faith families for the afternoon.  SUNSCREEN DAY!

What's Happening in May:
Religion - witness of the Apostles in Acts and our own opportunities to witness

Lit - We LOVED the Tuck Everlasting projects and are gearing up for Oral Tradition and Greek Mythology to round out the year.

S.S. - Now that we have studied many parts of the world, we are looking at immigration and the impact of different cultures on making America the country it is today.

T-Math - Positive/negative numbers, graphing on a coordinate plane, and inequalities will wrap up with a test on Friday.   Then we have some Geometry Fun to wrap up the year.

Science - heredity and genetics Where did my blue eyes come from??

A Great Day!!
We learned some wonderful Lutheran history and saw a plethora of artifacts from the early settlers.  The photos are completely jumbled for some reason.  We were at the church and Heritage museum in the morning and Saxon Homestead in the afternoon.  Thanks to the parents who spent the day with us on the field trip.  Your help was invaluable!  I'd love a few close ups of the kids if you got some good shots.

The class in Trinity Lutheran Church

Playing a harpsicord

Gathering around period pianos and pump organs

Looking at ship records translated from German

Ancestory.com can be accessed at most libraries without a fee
On "Find a Grave" exploring information on ancestors


Free play before lunch


Carving an ax handle on the Schnitzelbank

Learning about churning butter

Headed out on the bus

We hit the hills in Perry County and the kids enjoyed the roller coaster ride

On the steps of Trinity




A chalice from the 1700's

The pastor preaches from there??

The kids were fascinated by the hymn board.  Few had ever seen one

All Trinity children throughout the centuries have been baptized in this baptismal tray




German Bible


The recipe for Blood Sausage - gulp!






CFW Walther - early Lutheran pastor and first Synod President

Slave cabins were only used for a little while before Emanicaption

Grinding corn

Shucking corn off the cobs





Churning butter



Trying out the washboard


Here is where they baked our pizzas

This brick oven came from Germany and was rebuilt here


Old time sack race





 Have a Wonderful Mother's Day!!


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