Our theme this year has been "Deep. Real. Fierce." Each month has had a theme as well, with a Bible verse and parable to match. April's theme was to be "Deep Certainty," which has become all the more striking in the current atmosphere. We can rest assured that our God has a plan for the future, and He even has a plan for us as his children! Our accompanying verse is I John 5:12-13, "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life." Keep those words and our certainty in Christ at the front of your mind during this weekend, as we remember Jesus' sacrifice for us tomorrow and his resurrection and victory on Sunday.
He is Risen!
I am extremely blessed to be a teacher at Dakota Christian, but I am equally blessed to be a teacher of such amazing students. Each day these 5th and 6th graders astound me with their love for God and their hunger for learning new things.
This past month, we discussed as a class how God has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Because we are children of God, how can we demonstrate to the world that we belong to Him? Our life should “GLOW” for Jesus. How can our lives “GLOW?” We can do kind things for others, spend time reading our Bibles, take care of creation by picking up litter, and tell others about Jesus.
To tie this concept together, the students completed their math and reading activities under a black light. The black light made the highlighters and anything neon glow. The students practiced solving math problems on neon paper. If they had the problem correct, they could play a minute to win it game to win extra points. Points were added up at the end of the week and the students with the most points was able to pick a piece of candy (it’s a big deal in 5th and 6th grade). Additionally, the kids practiced highlighting evidence from the text that supported their answer to a question.
These kids rocked their math and reading review and they definitely continue to “GLOW” for Jesus! It was a great day! Thank you to our supporters that pour into Christian Education and make Dakota Christian a wonderful place to learn, and grow.
Mrs. Kaycia Hettver
5th & 6th Grade Teacher