Learning About Our Place in the World
As I am sure you are away, students recently completed projects about various countries throughout the world. Most of the students were quite interested in their investigations and learned a lot about the world outside of Wisconsin. We are continuing to hear students talk about these countries throughout this week. In social studies, we are now taking a broad look at America's history beginning with Native Americans just prior to the coming of European settlers.
I find it fascinating to think about this intersection of time and space... how God has placed each of us in this precise time at this exact spot. He knew what He was doing when He put us here. Sometimes it seems hard to figure out what His purpose for us is, but part of life's adventure is finding out.
During this time of Lent, I also consider how God sent Jesus at just the right time (as travel became easier and the Roman Empire was uniting much of the Mediterranean world) and in just the right place (a crossroads where the East meets the West and the North meets the South.) God knew what He was doing when He sent His own Son as a baby with the purpose of eventually dying for our sins on a brutal cross. His plans are good and perfect. What a comfort that is when things sometimes seem random or not to be going how I think they should go. God knows what He is doing, and in that I can place my trust and my hope.
A few additional notes...
Soup Heroes: Congratulations to Gabrielle's family. They won a prize for the most unique soup with their reuben soup at the 2014 Soup-er Bowl.
PTL Online Meeting: Please remember to log on to the PTL website next week in order to attend the PTL online meeting. It doesn't take long, but your input is valuable.
Spring Choir Concert: The concert takes place on March 27th at 7:00. Please mark your calendars and make it a priority to attend. Mrs. Wrolstad has been doing some amazing work with the kids, and the concert promises to be a wonderful night.
Grand Friend's Day: Grand Friend's Day is scheduled for the morning of April 11th. You may wish to start mentioning it to grandparents or older friends/relatives who may wish to be a part of this day with your child.
Lutherans for Life: Third quarter's chapel offerings are going to Lutherans for Life, an organization dedicated to maintaining the sanctity of life. Dr. Lamb, the executive directer of LFL, came to our school recently and shared with us the message that God has created, redeemed, and desires to call every life into an eternal relationship with him.
Outside Clothing: As spring approaches and the weather begins to get a little more unpredictable, please keep an eye on the weather to help ensure that your child comes to school in appropriate clothing.
Bible Verse of the Week
Students choose their own memory verse this week.