Dear Parents and Students:
Working to finalize grades and continuing to teach has taken up almost all of my time for the past few weeks. They will be finalized for this class by the end of the school day today. Please forgive the delay and for the tardiness of this newsletter.
Thank you for your help with the auction. I saw some of you on the way into the gym; that was fun. I hope you had a good night eating, bidding, sharing memories with your friends, and ultimately helping to keep FCS moving forward.
As I was working on grades, GOD was working on me. I graded and sang and longed for my worship to be acceptable to my Father, but I felt it was stained and unworthy because sometimes I grumble about the difficulties of the cross I bear. What I longed to belt out was a fresh version of a song Rich Mullins sang in the 90s - Step by Step or Sometimes By Step. I wanted to join Brooke Ligertwood as she sang Like Incense. I want every word to be acceptable in His sight. I want nothing to “stain” my songs.
After repenting of my thankless words, and heart, God broke me. And I was finally able to sing to Him -
Oh God you are my God and I will ever praise You.
And I will seek You in the morning and I will learn to walk in Your ways.
And step by step You’ll lead me and I will follow You all of my days.
It’s based on Psalm 63. If you have the inclination, you can find it on youtube.com. You can also learn the story of this brother who, even though I never met him, has ministered to my heart and soul countless times.
The pairings are out and the kids have begun to clear their ideas with me. Talk to your son or daughter and find out they’ll be working with, and what they’ll be doing. If they don’t have an idea yet, have them look tonight so they can begin soon.
4TH QUARTER BOOK REPORT PROJECT
AUTOBIOGRAPHY NEWSPAPER REPORT
All 4th grade students will be choosing an autobiography and will make a newspaper to display the required content. Please ask your child to show you the guidelines and rubric we discussed earlier this week.
****ALL PROJECTS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 27th and will be on display for Open House.
We completed our Writing benchmark on a fictional narrative. We are now in the process of completing our Young Author stories. I look forward to seeing the creative side of the students as their characters come alive in their writing!
We are working on planning another 4th grade field trip sometime in April. I will give you more details on the trip as the dates get closer.
THIS WEEK’S BIBLE VERSE AND SPELLING
For what I received I passed on to you as first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
Reference: I Corinthians 15:3-4
Easter: Christ’s Death and Resurrection
8:00-8:30-Grades 3-6 worship every Monday morning (All our welcome to join us!)
March 19-23 Physical Fitness Testing
March 21- Teacher In-service- Early Release at 12:00
March 30- Easter Celebration 1:00-3:00
April 2-9- Easter Vacation
April 20- PTF Talent Show 7-9 PM
April 23-27- SAT Testing
April 27- Book Projects Due
Spirit wear on Fridays!