Creating Beauty Out of Garbage
We have had a lot of excitement in our classroom about our current art project. It is so wonderful to see the students examining cast aside objects and materials, considering how they can be used to make something new. It can be an extremely creative process that creates a great sense of ownership and can encourage a desire to use resources wisely. As I consider this project, I am also reminded of a few Bible verses that tell how God turns garbage into beauty... "And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new," (Revelation 21:5) and "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (2 Corinthians 5:17) It's amazing that God can see value in a useless, sinful human being and turn him into a light that shines bright for the Lord. I pray God does that with me each day as I teach.
A few additional notes...
No School January 24-27: Because of teacher workshops and staff development, there will be no school on Friday, January 24th, or Monday, January 27th.
Lutheran Schools Week (January 28-31): Next week is Lutheran Schools Week. See the calendar for special events during the week.
Night of Expression: Students are highly encouraged to participate in this school-wide "talent show" on February 27th. This is a great opportunity for those natural performers to get on the stage, as well as a safe time for other students to experience performing. Information about this event went home last week Friday.
Winter Clothes: As the weather continues to be cold, please ensure that your child comes to school in clothing that is suitable and will keep them warm. Students should wear winter coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, and boots when appropriate. Without these items, students may be asked to stay indoors or to stay in a shoveled area.
Watertown Food Pantry: The Watertown Food Pantry is a non-profit, Christian-based organization created to provide food needs at no cost to those individuals and families residing in the Watertown School District who find themselves economically distressed. Current priority food items include macaroni & cheese, corn, green beans, chicken noodle soup, cream of mushroom soup, canned pears, canned peaches. Bringing actual objects for an offering rather than money is a great way to make giving more "real" for kids. Students are also encouraged to continue to donate money.
Upcoming Opportunities at the Watertown Public Library:
Bible Verse of the Week
Students choose their own memory verse this week.