Merry Christmas from us to you!

09 Dec

We have been very busy the last weeks – a field trip to hike a volcano in a cloud forest. How cool! I certainly didn’t get to do that on MY Grade 5 field trip! We decorated the classroom, planned a Christmas party for two of our local staff members, and put together two gift baskets full of food and presents for them. The kids also treated me to a wonderful surprise birthday party.IMG_0113

My students wrote this Christmas letter.

We thank God for a great 2017 and wish you a joy-filled Christmas and 2018!

Top 22 Best Moments from Our Year:

         Field Trip to Mombacho 


Silly Family Christmas Photo


         Marshmallow & Spaghetti Tower Engineering Project

         Miss Van Kannel’s Surprise Birthday Party


         Culture Club

         Number the Stars novel

         Car ExperimentP1050395

         Dissecting the chickens

        Human Body Unit


Hiking the volcano


          Reading Buddies


         Christmas decorating


         #MissVanKannelFails (tossed markers, tripping over things, mistakes, etc)

         Spirit Week

         Special Programs

         Talent Show


At the talent show, Grade 5 represented themselves well! I danced, four kids won awards (including for Christian spirit), and we blew away the competition in “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.” Proud Teacher.


         Science Projects

         Eagles in Training

         First Day of School

         Small chapel groups


         MakerSpace (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math inquiry project time)

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