For 24 weeks, we have been memorizing Psalm 95:1-6 and these students have it!!! May God's Word dwell richly in these students.
Psalm 95: 1-6 states:
"Oh come, let us sing to the LORD
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into His presence, with thanksgiving
Let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise
For the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods.
In His hands are the depths of the Earth, the heights of the mountains are His also.
The sea is His for He made it,
And His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker."
Here is a video of the students reciting this amazing psalm
Earth Day Craft: Slime
Our craft today is in honor of Earth Day. Some can make the Earth an idol and worship it, however, I choose to celebrate the Creation that God made and that we were able to explore this past year. So just as the World is still in God’s Hands, He still keeps it, protects it, we made slime in our hands to have a little piece of His world in our hands.
First, we poured about a tablespoon of liquid glue into a bathroom cup.
Then, I poured only about a 1/2 tablespoon of water into the cup and had the students stir that together well.
Since we were celebrating God's creation, I let them pick if they wanted blue or green food coloring or both and blue or green glitter, both or neither. They stirred this together well.
Finally, I poured in about 2 tablespoons of liquid starch to 'activate' the glue mixture and turn it into slime. The more water you use, the runnier the slime will be. Also, I used food coloring which also dyes your hands. We mixed mostly with the craft stick but the students then wanted to play with it too.
My first Route 104 class and I couldn't have asked for a better one. They were always excited and ready to learn more when they came to class and we had a lot of fun. I am so proud of all that they have learned this year in elementary ecology.
Guess What Review Game
We can't have a final day without a Review Game. I choose not to give tests in elementary and assess learning through review games where they receive a reward for every correctly answered question. (I wish I had this when I was a kid, I think I would have studied more)
The Review game that I made is called Guess What! They were to guess what animal or vocabulary word we had learned about from our listening guides.
These two students from my Route 104 class were studying together and they did excellent during class in our review game! Way to Go!!!